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Yesterday's Enemy

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Yesterday's Enemy
Film poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Val Guest
Release Date 1959
Studio Hammer Film Productions
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Langford Stanley Baker
Padre Guy Rolfe
Sgt. McKenzie Gordon Jackson
Max Leo McKern
2nd Lt. Hastings Richard Pasco
Maj. Yamazaki Philip Ahn
Informer Wolfe Morris

The following weapons were used in the film Yesterday's Enemy:


Enfield No.2

British officers armed with the Enfield No.2 revolvers

Enfield No. 2 Mk I. Original configuration with spurred hammer - .38 S&W
Captain Alan Langford aims his Enfield No.2 at an informer
Same episode

Nambu Type 14

Imperial Japanese officers use the Nambu Type 14 pistols

Late Nambu Type 14 - 8x22mm Nambu
Maj. Yamazaki holds a Nambu Type 14

Sub Machine Guns

M1928/M1928A1 Thompson

British officers and sergeants use the M1928A1 Thompson and M1928 submachine guns with 20 round magazines. Some Japanese soldiers also use captured Thompson submachine guns.

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
Captain Alan Langford holds his M1928A1 Thompson
Captain Alan Langford aims his M1928A1 Thompson at approaching enemies
M1928 "Tommy Gun" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACPP
British sergeant (Gordon Jackson) holds the M1928 Thompson with a vertical foregrip


Some Japanese use the MP40 submachine guns. It's not historically correct. These submachine guns weren't used by the Japanese army

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm

Sten Mk II

During first shootout in Burmese village a Sten Mk II can be seen used by Japanese soldiers

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
A Sten Mk II in the window


Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III rifles are the mainstay weapon of the British soldiers

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III - .303 British
British soldiers ready to fire their SMLE rifles at approaching enemies

Arisaka Type 38

The Imperial Japanese soldiers use the Arisaka Type 38 rifles

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Japanese soldier armed with the Arisaka Type 38
A firing squad ready to fire

Machine Guns

Bren gun

Bren guns are used by British soldiers.

Bren Mk1 - .303 caliber
The Bren gun at a background

Chatellerault M 24/29

The Imperial Japanese soldiers use Chatellerault M1924/29 light machine guns. Actually these machine guns weren't used by the Japanese army and probably it's just an attempt to represent these machine guns as Type 96 light machine guns.

Chatellerault M1924/29 Light Machine Gun - 7.5x54mm R
Type 96 Light Machine Gun (minus magazine) - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Japanese soldiers carry the Chatellerault FM 24/29 machine guns
Japanese soldiers in ambush with Chatellerault FM 24/29 machine gun

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