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The Promise (2011)

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The Promise (2011)

The Promise is a 2011 British miniseries starring Claire Foy as Erin, a teenage British girl who accompanies her best friend Eliza to Israel when she is called up for national service. Along the way, she reads the diary of her grandfather Len Matthews (Christian Cooke), a paratrooper and World War II veteran who was sent to post-war Palestine as part of the British mandate. Len and his mates are caught between the Jews and the Arabs, and Eliza explores life in the Palestinian territories, with her path ultimately leading to a promise her grandfather made to an Arab family decades ago.

The following weapons were used in the miniseries The Promise (2011):


Beretta 92FS

A Hamas fighter carries a Beretta 92FS.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
A Beretta 92FS in the hands of a Hamas fighter.
The fighter with his Beretta.

Beretta M1934

An Irgun fighter disguised as a waiter pulls a Beretta M1934 on several British soldiers.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
An Irgun fighter produces a Beretta M1934.

Browning Hi-Power

Numerous Irgun fighters are armed with the Browning Hi-Power. Several of these have black grips.

Browning Hi-Power - 9x19mm
A British officer inspects an empty Browning Hi-Power.
An Irgun assassin holds his Browning Hi-Power as he disarms Sergeant Matthews of his Webley.
The assassin pockets his Hi-Power.
An Irgun officer with a Hi-Power tucked into his pocket.

Colt M1911A1

Irgun assassins use a Colt M1911A1 to shoot several British soldiers. Sergeant Len Matthews (Christian Cooke) starts carrying an M1911A1 after he is disarmed of his service revolver.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
An Irgun assassin fires his Colt M1911A1.
The assassin holds his M1911A1 on a British soldier.
Sergeant Len Matthews (Christian Cooke) draws his Colt M1911A1.
Len searches a house, .45 in hand.

Enfield No.2 Mk.1*

Hassan (Amir Najjar) fires an Enfield No.2 Mk.1* in a shootout with Irgun troops.

Enfield No.2 Mk.1* - .38 S&W
Hassan (Amir Najjar) fires an Enfield No.2 Mk.1*.
Hassan with his No.2.

FN Model 1910

Irgun fighters fire FN Model 1910 pistols with wood grips during a shootout with British troops.

FN Model 1910 with wood grips - .380 ACP
Two FN Model 1910's lie next to dead Irgun fighters.

Webley Mk IV

Sergeant Len Matthews (Christian Cooke) carries a Webley Mk IV as his service revolver until he is disarmed of it by an Irgun assassin. It appears to be a pocket model with a 3" barrel.

Webley Mk IV, pocket model with 3" barrel - .38 S&W
Sergeant Len Matthews (Christian Cooke) reaches for his Webley Mk IV pocket model.
An Irgun assassin pockets the Webley.

Submachine Guns

Sten Mk II

Sergeant Len Matthews (Christian Cooke) and other British paratroopers carry the Sten Mk II. It is also used by Irgun fighters.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
A British soldier wades through the ocean with his Sten Mk II raised high.
Sergeant Len Matthews (Christian Cooke) with his Sten.
British paratroopers with Sten guns.
Len clearing a room.
Close-up of the Sten firing.
Len loads a new magazine.
Notice the shoulder sling attached to the stock.
Several Sten guns in a weapons cache.
Len cocks his weapon.
An Irgun fighter with a Sten.
Close-up of a Sten.
Len on the move.

M1928 Thompson

Irgun fighters carry the M1928 Thompson with L-shaped sights and stick magazines.

M1928 Thompson - .45 ACP
An Irgun fighter with an M1928 Thompson searches Sergeant Matthews.
A fighter with a Thompson.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Arab fighters are armed with the 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Arab fighters with 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns.
An Arab with his shotgun.
An Arab fighter reloads his Double Barrel.
An Arab leaps from a window with his shotgun.



The main weapon of the IDF troops is the IMI Galil ARM with wooden handguards.

IMI Galil ARM with wooden handguard - 5.56x45mm
An IDF soldier with an IMI Galil ARM.
Paul Meyer (Itay Tiran) fires a Galil ARM.
An IDF soldier with an ARM.
IDF soldiers with ARM rifles slung. Note that one of them has the buttstock folded.
Note the magazines taped "jungle style".
An IDF soldier with a Galil ARM.


Several IDF troops are armed with the IMI Galil SAR.

IMI Galil SAR - 5.56x45mm
An IDF soldier on leave with an IMI Galil SAR slung.
A female IDF soldier with a Galil carbine.
An IDF squad leader with a Galil SAR. Note the magazines taped "jungle style".
The squad leader with his SAR.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*

Several British paratroopers are armed with the older Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303 British
British paratroopers with the Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*.
A paratrooper with a No.1.
A Lee-Enfield firing.
Sergeant Len Matthews (Christian Cooke) with a Lee-Enfield No.1 slung.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I

The main weapon of the British paratroopers is the Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I - .303 British
A stack of Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifles can be seen in the right-hand corner.
A British soldier with a Lee-Enfield No.4.
British soldiers with No.4 rifles.
British guards with the No.4.
A stack of No.4 rifles in an arms cache.
Departing British soldiers sling their rifles.
Irgun fighters firing No.4 rifles.
An Arab fighter with a Lee-Enfield.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T)

Corporal Jackie Clough (Luke Allen-Gale) uses a sporterized Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I (T). Sergeant Len Matthews (Christian Cooke) later uses the rifle.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I (T) - .303 British
Corporal Jackie Clough (Luke Allen-Gale) with a Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I(T).
Jackie with the rifle. Note that it has been sporterized.
Sergeant Len Matthews (Christian Cooke) readies the Lee-Enfield sniper rifle.
Len aims the rifle.

Karabiner 98k

Irgun fighters are armed with the Karabiner 98k. In real life, the Karabiner, many of them Czech mausers, were used heavily by Haganah, Irgun and Palmach fighters.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An Irgun fighter with a Karabiner 98k.
An Irgun fighter fires his Karabiner.

M4 Carbine

The M4 Carbine is used by IDF soldiers.

M4 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
An IDF soldier at a checkpoint with an M4 Carbine.
The soldier with his M4.
An IDF soldier in Hebron with an M4.
The soldier raises his Carbine.
Several M4 Carbine's supported on chairs in a settlement.
An IDF soldier aims his M4 at Palestinians in Gaza.

Machine Guns

Bren Mk1

The Bren Mk1 is carried by British paratroopers.

Bren Mk1 - .303 British
British paratroopers set up Bren Mk1 machine guns on jeeps.
An unloaded Bren gun in the hands of a paratrooper.
The paratrooper fires his Bren at an Irgun hideout.
A paratrooper lugging a Bren.

Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB is mounted on British Army halftracks.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
A Browning M2HB mounted on a British halftrack.
Close-up of the M2HB.
A Browning M2HB next to Sergeant Matthews.
Side-view of an M2HB.


An FN MAG 58 is mounted at an IDF checkpoint in Hebron.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
An FN MAG 58 behind Paul Meyer (Itay Tiran).
An IDF soldier fires the MAG at a Palestinian sniper.


Mills Bomb

A crate full of the Mills Bomb is found by British paratroopers in an Irgun weapons cache.

No. 36M Mk.I "Mills Bomb" High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
A crate full of Mills Bombs.
Several bombs can be seen in an ammunition crate alongside mortar rounds.

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