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War Game, The (1965)
The firearms that were used in the 1965 BBC television movie The War Game include the following...
NOTE: Due to the pseudo-realistic cinematography, some of the images will be a bit blurry.
Webley and Enfield revolvers were widely used by British police officers, especially to euthanize the dying victims of a Soviet nuclear attack on Great Britain. The examples shown are the Enfield No.2 Mk1* with the bobbed hammers.
A British civilian who has prepared a fallout shelter for himself brandishes a double-barreled shotgun, claiming he'll 'certainly use it' if someone tried to break in.
Sten Mk I* submachine gun
A few British police officers use Sten Mk I* submachine guns during the food riot scenes.
PPSh-41 submachine gun (or Suomi M/31)
PPSh-41 or Suomi M/31 submachine guns are seen in the hands of East German soldiers at an East Berlin checkpoint. It is difficult to tell because the weapons are seen only at a distance.
Seen in the hands of West Berlin police officers at one of the checkpoints to East Berlin. Also, a number of American soldiers are seen with M1 Carbines before the launch of a tactical nuclear missile in West Germany.
SKS rifles are seen in the hands of East German soldiers at an East Berlin checkpoint.
L1A1 Self Loading Rifle
A number of British soldiers in West Germany were seen armed with L1A1 Rifles. One L1A1 can also be seen during a scene depicting protests at a checkpoint between East and West Berlin.
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I
Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I rifles were seen in the hands of British police officers (and possibly a few soldiers) after Britain was hit by Soviet nuclear missiles. Lee-Enfield No.4 rifles were also seen in the hands of survivors of the nuclear attack after the survivors seized a police munitions truck a day when police officers shot a number of food rioters. Members of a police firing squad also use the rifles to execute rioters.
A number of British police officers are seen armed with M1 Garands, particularly in the scene where rioters are being executed. Also, a number of American soldiers in West Germany were seen with Garands during a failed attempt to relieve forces in West Berlin as well as in the scenes before the launch of a NATO tactical nuclear missile.
The American soldiers using Garands is a anachronism since the M1 Garand was already replaced by the M14 Rifle and the XM16E1 by the time the movie takes place. It is possible that the reason why M1 Garands were seen in the hands of US soldiers in The War Game is that the British film armourers didn't have any M14s or XM16E1s available (keep in mind that it was 1964/1965 when The War Game was made and both the M14 and the XM16E1 were fairly new rifles at the time) so they went for the M1 Garand instead.