|A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Original Theatrical Poster
A Time to Love and a Time to Die is a 1958 war drama directed by Douglas Sirk and based on the 1954 novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Ernst Graeber (John Gavin), a German soldier stationed on the Eastern Front in 1944, is given a furlough. In his native town, nearly devastated by aerial bombardments, he meets Elizabeth Kruse (Liselotte Pulver) whom he knew from childhood. Young men fall in love and hastily marry, but Ernst is ordered to return to front and soon dies while reading a letter from Elizabeth.
The following weapons were used in the film A Time to Love and a Time to Die:
In the scene in Oscar Binding's villa a drunk SS officer Heini (Kurt Meisel) draws a Sauer 38H pistol. His pistol is then seen in hands of Ernst Graeber (John Gavin).
Heini holds his pistol while he describes how his men executed Russian POWs.
Ernts takes the pisol from the table.
In the opening scene some German soldiers carry MP40 SMGs.
A soldier in center carries an MP40 with unfolded stock.
Another view of the MP40.
A soldier in center carries an MP40.
Most German soldiers, including Ernst Graeber (John Gavin), Steinbrenner (Bengt Lindström), Hirschland (Jim Hutton), and Sergeant Muecke (Wolf Harnisch), are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.
Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Hirschland (at the left, in steel helmet) carries a 98k rifle.
A soldier carries a 98k rifle. This is a model with hooded front sight.
Graeber carries a 98k rifle.
Soldiers with 98k rifles.
Immerman (Jock Mahoney
), Sauer (Clancy Cooper), Hirschland and several other soldiers in firing squad.
Hirschland cleans his rifle.
Graeber returns to front.
Steinbrenner and Graeber with their rifles in the final scene. Steinbrenner's rifle has unhooded front sight, in next moment it switches to another rifle with hooded front sight.
Steinbrenner raises his rifle on Graeber who prevents the shooting of arrested Russian civilians. Now Steinbrenner holds a rifle with hooded front sight.
Graeber fires at Steinbrenner.
A German soldier carries a Sturmgewehr 44.
Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
A soldier in center carries a Sturmgewehr 44.
Various long guns
Four antique long guns are seen on the wall in Oscar Binding's villa.
Two guns on top have flintlocks, the third from top has a typical outlook of a wheellock arquebuse
, and the bottom gun hardly can be identified.
Several MG42 machine guns are seen in the opening scene. Immerman (Jock Mahoney) is one of the gunners.
MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Immerman carries an MG42.
Several soldiers, including Immerman, carry MG42 machine guns.
Note that there is no barrel inside the barrel shroud.
Some German soldiers carry Panzerfaust 30 launchers.
Panzerfaust 30 - 44mm with 140mm warhead
A soldier in center carries a Panzerfaust in the opening scene.
A closer view of a Panzerfaust.
A soldier carries a Panzerfaust in the final scene.
Two anti-aircraft guns are seen. They are seen only in distance; 8.8cm Flak 18 or Flak 36 or Flak 37 is a possible guess.
FlaK 18 antiaircraft gun on a FlaK 36 cruciform mount at the British Imperial War Museum - 88mm
Ernst Graeber (John Gavin) carries a holster for Luger P08 when he is in furlough. Some other soldiers also carry Luger holsters. Pistols aren't seen, and the holsters are likely empty.
Sergeant Muecke (Wolf Harnisch) carries a holster for P08.
Graeber covers during the air bombing. His holster is seen.