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Dunkirk (2017)

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Country FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany
NED.jpg Netherlands
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Release Date July 21, 2017
Language English
Studio Warner Bros.
Dombey Street Productions
Kaap Holland Film
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Commander Bolton Kenneth Branagh
Tommy Fionn Whitehead
Alex Harry Styles
Farrier Tom Hardy
Shivering Soldier Cillian Murphy
Colonel Winnant James D'Arcy

Dunkirk is a 2017 American-British-French-German World War II film directed by Christopher Nolan that tells the story of the evacuation of surrounded British, Belgian and French troops from Dunkirk in 1940 (Operation Dynamo). The film's cast includes Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden, Cillian Murphy and One Direction member Harry Styles. Frequent Christopher Nolan collaborator Michael Caine has a cameo role as the radio voice of "Fortis Leader", which perhaps is a nod to his role in the 1969 movie Battle of Britain. The story had previously been told in a similarly-named 1958 film Dunkirk.

Note: The screenshots seen here will be of varying sizes due to the change in aspect ratio throughout the film.

The following weapons were used in the film Dunkirk:



Webley .38 Mk. IV

Colonel Winnant (James D'Arcy) carries a Webley .38 Mk IV revolver in his 1937 canvas holster.

Webley Mark IV - .38 S&W
Colonel Winnant (James D'Arcy) with his holstered Webley.


Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III*

British soldiers including Tommy (Fionn Whitehead) and Alex (Harry Styles) are seen carrying Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* rifles. Some of them are mockups with straight bolt handles and smaller barrels.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mark III* - .303 British
British soldier catching a German propaganda paper with an SMLE slung.
Having rather ill-advisedly thrown it over a fence, Tommy (Fionn Whitehead) tries to unjam his Enfield.
The .303 round is visible.
A British soldier fires his SMLE at an incoming German Stuka dive bomber.
A line of Enfield rifles seen in the trailer.
The Highlander squad with their rifles.
As home has arrived, soldiers stand up with their SMLEs to cheer.

SMLE Mockup

Some rifle mockups can be seen resembling real Lee-Enfield rifles.

Many mockups can be seen.
British soldiers on the mole. Note the rifle on the right is a mockup with a straight bolt handle.
The rifle seen on the left.


French soldiers use MAS-36 rifles.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm MAS 1929C
"Allez, anglais. Bon Voyage!"
A French soldier drags Tommy into the rearguard position.
Tommy looks at a French soldier holding his MAS-36.
French soldiers with their MAS rifles on the mole.

Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is briefly seen carried by a German soldier during the capture of Farrier (Tom Hardy).

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The German soldier at the left holding his Karabiner at Farrier.

Submachine Guns


The MP40 is briefly seen carried by a German soldier during the capture.

Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The MP40 seen on the right.

Machine Guns

Chatellerault M1924/29

A French soldier in a rearguard position mans a Chatellerault M1924/29.

Fusil Mitrailleur Modèle 1924/29 - 7.5x54mm MAS 1929C
The Chatellerault manned by a French soldier in the background.

Hotchkiss Mle. 1914

A Hotchkiss M1914 is also seen in the same rearguard position manned by French soldiers.

Hotchkiss Modèle 1914 - 8x50mmR Lebel
The Hotchkiss on the right while Tommy passes the position.

Vickers K

Vickers K machine guns are fitted to British Motor Torpedo Boats. This is potentially anachronistic because as a general rule Motor Torpedo Boats at the time were fitted with ground pattern Lewis Guns, not being replaced with the Vickers K until 1942. The actual boat used during production is MTB 102 which was actually present during the real Dunkirk evacuation (acting as the flagship for Rear Admiral Wake-Walker), and is, in fact, the sole surviving Royal Navy vessel that participated in the operation.

Vickers K - .303 British
The Vickers mounted on the Torpedo Boat.

Bren Mk. I

A Bren Mk. I is fired from an anti-aircraft mount on a Royal Navy destroyer. At least one British soldier carries a Bren gun.

Bren Mark I - .303 British
The Highlander on the right carries the Bren.
The Bren behind Gibson (Aneurin Barnard).
A British sailor manning the anti-aircraft mounted Bren.
The Bren is fired at a German Messerschmitt Bf 109. The rear grip is just visible by the gunner's hand.

Heavy Weapons

Bofors 40mm

Several Bofors 40mm AA guns are seen used by British soldiers at Dunkirk.

Bofors 40mm L/60 - 40x311mmR
A Bofors on the left as Tommy reaches the beach of Dunkirk.
Another Bofors at the entrance of the mole on the left.
A Bofors behind Colonel Winnant. This gun is incorrectly equipped with an incomplete 1944-issue British-designed Stiffkey gunsight: while this has been stripped down to make it closer to a period sight, the triangular supporting assembly for the lead adjustment trapeze is still present.

Oerlikon 20mm Cannon

Oerlikon 20mm Cannons are mounted on the British Motor Torpedo Boat and the Destroyer Maillé-Brézé.

Oerlikon Cannon - 20mm
The Oerlikon mounted on the Boat behind Colonel Winnant.


Webley & Scott No. 4 Mk. I Signal Pistol

Webley & Scott No. 4 Mk. I signal pistols are carried by the Spitfire pilots Farrier (Tom Hardy) and Collins (Jack Lowden).

Webley & Scott No. 4 Mk. I - 37mm
After ditching his fighter in the sea, Collins tries to use his Signal Pistol to try to break the glass of his plane's jammed windscreen and escape.
As panic sets in, he drops the flare gun into the seawater flooding the cockpit.
Farrier fires a flare into the cockpit of his Spitfire to burn the aircraft and prevent it from falling into enemy hands.

Browning .303 Mk II*

The Spitfires are armed with eight Browning .303 Mk II* machine guns.

Browning .303 Mark II* - .303 British
Out of fuel, Farrier's Spitfire glides over the evacuation site.

Hispano Aviación HA-1112

The Hispano Aviación HA-1112, which portrayed German Messerschmitt Bf 109 E fighters, is armed with Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20mm cannons.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404 with ammo drum - 20x110mm
An HA-1112 flies over Mr. Dawson's (Mark Rylance) boat, the Moonstone.

Bolingbroke Mk. IVT

A Bolingbroke Mk IVT maritime patrol aircraft portrays a Bristol 142 Blenheim Mk. I bomber.

The bomber flies over the Moonstone.

Destroyer Maillé-Brézé

The French destroyer Maillé-Brézé (D627) portrayed the British destroyers HMS Vivacious and HMS Vanquisher. In order to play both British ships at once, the destroyer simultaneously had the pennant number of Vivacious (D36) painted on her port side and that of Vanquisher (D54) on her starboard.

The Maillé-Brézé in the background.

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