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Foyle's War - Season 1

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Foyle's War
Foyles War Logo.jpg
A logo for Foyle's War
Country UKD.jpg UK
Channel ITV
Creator Anthony Horowitz
Genre Detective
Broadcast 2002
No. of Episodes 4
Main Cast
Character Actor
Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle Michael Kitchen
Detective Sergeant Paul Milner Anthony Howell
Samantha "Sam" Stewart Honeysuckle Weeks

Foyle's War is a British detective TV series that takes place during World War II. The main character is Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle (Michael Kitchen) who investigates various crimes that happens in the region of Hastings, Sussex. Four series of the 1st season take place in May–August 1940.

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Foyle's War:



Webley revolvers

Webley Revolvers are seen in hands of various characters, including one of the main characters, Detective Sergeant Paul Milner (Anthony Howell). They are used as murder weapons in "The White Feather" (S1E2) and "A Lesson in Murder" (S1E3). Both Webley .38 Mk IV and Webley .455 Mk VI are used. It's not always possible to determine exactly what model is used.

Webley Mk IV - .38 S&W
Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
Robert Woolton's (Bernard Kay) Webley is seen in a box in "The White Feather" (S1E2). It matches .445 Mk VI better.
Robert Woolton aims his Webley. Note that the revolver is unloaded.
The same revolver is used as the murder weapon. Due to the shape of the front sight it can be identified as Webley .38 Mk IV.
A constable finds the revolver after the murder in "The White Feather" (S1E2). Here it again switches to Webley .455 Mk VI, according to the shape of the frame.
Foyle examines the revolver.
Arthur Ellis (Paul Brooke) hides the revolver in "The White Feather" (S1E2).
Theo Howard (David Tennant) holds a Webley in "A Lesson in Murder" (S1E3).
Milner (Anthony Howell) holds a Webley in "A Lesson in Murder" (S1E3).
Emily Gascoigne (Cheryl Campbell) fires a Webley in "A Lesson in Murder" (S1E3).


Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*

Many British Army and Home Guard soldiers carry Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles. These rifles are seen in most episodes.

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
A soldier guards a depot with SMLE No.1 Mk.III with bayonet in hands in "The German Woman" (S1E1).
A closer view at the bolt in the same scene.
A soldier with SMLE in "The White Feather" (S1E2).
A close view at the muzzle in "A Lesson in Murder" (S1E3).

Machine Guns


Bren guns are seen in hands of British soldiers in "The White Feather" (S1E2).

Bren Mk2 - .303 caliber
A soldier at the right holds a Bren after the Dunkirk evacuation in "The White Feather" (S1E2).
Ian Lane (Ian Hogg) takes a Bren from a wounded soldier in the same scene.

Hispano Mk II

Two 20-mm Hispano Mk II auto guns are mounted on Spitfire fighter plane, piloted by Andrew Foyle (Julian Ovenden), in "Eagle Day" (S1E4). Two different planes appear in this episode (one is Mk. Vb and another one is Mk. IX), and both are original Spitfires, not replicas.

Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20mm with ammo drum
Spitfires with Hispano guns in "Eagle Day" (S1E4).

Hand Grenades

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

In "A Lesson in Murder" (S1E3) a Mk 2 hand grenade is used as a booby-trap (though a Mills Bomb would fit better for the place and time).

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The murderer makes a booby-trap.
A close view at the grenade.

See Also

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