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Verdun: Visions of History
Verdun: Visions of History (Verdun, visions d'histoire) is a 1928 French silent docudrama film directed by Léon Poirier. The film shows the history of the famous Battle of Verdun from the perspective of French and German soldiers. The movie features several veterans of this Battle.
The following weapons were used in the film Verdun: Visions of History:
A Luger P08 is briefly seen in the hand of a German soldier.
Berthier Fusil Modèle 1907-16
Some French soldiers are armed with Berthier Fusil Modèle 1907-16 rifles. The use of this rifle at beginning of the battle is anachronistic.
The majority of French soldiers use Lebel 1886 M93 rifles.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
German soldiers use Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles. Shock Troops (Stoßtrupps) also use this rifle instead of Mauser 98AZ Carbines.
Mauser Karabiner 1871
A Mauser Karabiner 1871 is seen behind Fritz (Hans Brausewetter).
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
British soldiers can be seen with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles during preparations for the Battle of the Somme. These scenes are documentary footage.
French soldiers use Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Guns in the battle.
Maxim MG 08
The Maxim MG08 is used by German soldiers.
Vickers Aircraft Machine Gun
Two Vickers Aircraft Machine Guns are mounted on a French plane.
Model 1914 Ball Grenade
Some French soldiers use Model 1914 Ball Grenades during the battle.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
German soldiers use anachronistic Model 24 Stielhandgranates instead of correct Model 15 or Model 16 Stielhandgranates.
Model 16 Stielhandgranate
What appears to be a correct Model 16 Stielhandgranate can be seen in a German trench.
A German soldier fires an unknown Flare Gun. It has a shorter barrel than the Hebel M1894.