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14 - Diaries of the Great War

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14 - Diaries of the Great War
14 diaries poster.jpg
German DVD Poster
Country CAN.jpg Canada

FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany

Language English
Channel ARTE
Creator Jan Peter
Genre Documentary
Broadcast 2014
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 8
Main Cast
Character Actor
Charles Edward Montague David Acton
Louis Barthas Mikaël Fitoussi
Ernst Jünger Jonas Friedrich Leonhardi
Karl Kasser David Oberkogler
Yves Congar Antoine de Prekel
Marina Yurlova Natalia Witmer
Vincenzo d‘Aquila Jacopo Menicagli

14 - Diaries of the Great War is a 2014 eight-part international docudrama directed by German director Jan Peter. 14 people, 14 diaries, 14 fates: the First World War broke out in the summer of 1914. The event determined the lives of millions of people in the following years. Using diaries and letters, the war and its dramatic consequences are told from the perspective of 14 different people from eight different nations.

In 2018 another season was released named Clash of Futures which describes the inter-war period.

The following weapons were used in the film 14 - Diaries of the Great War:


Luger P08

Ernst Jünger (Jonas Friedrich Leonhardi) and various German officers carry Luger P08 Pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A German officer brandishes his Luger pistol watched by Yves Congar (Antoine de Prekel) (Ep. 01).
Ernst Jünger (Jonas Friedrich Leonhardi) holds the Luger P08 (Ep. 05).
Rear view of his Luger (Ep. 05).
While clearing a trench, he angrily holds his pistol at an English soldier (Ep. 08).

MAS Mle. 1892

The French Captain Hudelle (Alban Casterman) is armed with an Mle 1892 Revolver through the series.

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver
The Captain inspects his soldiers before going over the top (Ep. 02).
Louis Barthas (Mikaël Fitoussi) is threatened by the Captain.

Webley Mk. VI

The Webley Mk VI is carried by Charles Edward Montague (David Acton).

Webley Mk. VI - .455 Webley
After hearing a clink, he holds the revolver at the ready.
He fires a shot into the air.
A Spartacus League member holds a Webley Mk VI on Ernst Jünger (Jonas Friedrich Leonhardi).

Nagant M1895

A Russian Nagant M1895 is briefly seen in the hands of Sergeant Wereschenko (Oleksander Samar) and carried by a White Army Officer.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N cartridge
Sgt. Wereschenko brandishes his Nagant revolver (Ep. 06).
A White Army officer frees Marina from prison with his revolver in hand. Note the front sight witch matches a post-1930 variant (Ep. 08).


Mauser Model 1938

The 1938 Turkish Mauser is the most common weapon in the series (usually seen in the background). The rifle is carried by Austrian, English, French, German including Sergeant Priebke (Roland Riebeling), Italian and some Russian soldiers. Ernst Jünger (Jonas Friedrich Leonhardi) carries the rifle in Episode 1 and 2.

Turkish Mauser Model 1938 - 7.92x57mm ("8mm Mauser")
The Turkish rifle over a French soldier's back (Ep. 02).
While in No Man's Land, Ernst carries a Turkish Mauser (Ep. 02).
After finding a wounded Englishman, he points his rifle at him (Ep. 02).
Ernst holds the Mauser before going over the top (Ep. 02).
Austrian soldier in the background with the rifle (Ep. 02).
On the left, a French soldier carries a Turkish Mauser (Ep. 03).
A German soldier of Ernst's squad aims his rifle (Ep. 05).
Another view of the soldier (Ep. 05).
The Turkish Mauser is seen on the left before the Spring Offensive (Kaiserschlacht) in 1918 (Ep. 08).

Mauser Puška vz. 98/22

During the swearing-in ceremony of Austro-Hungarian soldiers, Karl Kasser (David Oberkogler) and other soldiers carry Vz. 98/22 Czech Mauser‎ rifles.

Puška CZ Brno 98/22 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An Austro-Hungarian soldier swearing allegiance in Italian, with a Mauser rifle slung.
Karl with a Mauser rifle over his back. Note the parade hook.
A collapsed soldier on the ground. Note the tangent-leaf sight (Ep. 01).
An Italian soldier arresting Vincenzo d'Aquila (Tod Fennell) with the Mauser rifle on the right (Ep. 03).

Steyr Mannlicher M1895

Some Austrian soldiers including Karl Kasser (David Oberkogler) carry Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifles.

Steyr M1895 Long Rifle - 8x56R
Karl Kasser holds the Steyr while he is stuck in a swamp.
Closer view of the rear part.
A comrade gets him out off the swam which offers a good view of the receiver.
Preparing for an attack.
Corporal Joseph's (Tom Hanslmaier) Steyr next to him.

Berthier Fusil Mle. 1907-15

The Berthier Mle 1907-15 is the main battle rifle for French soldiers including Louis Barthas (Mikaël Fitoussi). Some Russian soldiers can also be seen with these rifles.

Berthier Fusil Modèle 1907/15 - 8x50mmR
A French soldier tries to fix his "Rosalie" bayonet (Ep. 02).
Another French soldier goes over the top with his Berthier (Ep. 02).
Louis crawls with his Berthier rifle while pinned down in No Man's Land (Ep. 02).

Berthier Fusil Mle. 1907-16

One French soldier is briefly seen with a Berthier Mle 1907-16 rifle in Episode 02.

Berthier Fusil Modèle 1907-16 - 8x50mmR
Note the box magazine.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III*

Some Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* rifles used by British forces.

Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III* - .303.
An SMLE next to a wounded British soldier (Ep. 02).
A British soldier in the center making his way through a trench carries an SMLE (Ep. 05).
British soldiers with SMLE (Ep. 08).

Mosin Nagant 1891

Some accurate Mosin Nagant M91 rifles are used by Russian soldiers including Cossack units.

Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 3rd configuration - 7.62x54mm R.
The Mosin Nagant behind Marina. Note the closed sling slot in the barrel (Ep. 02).
A Mosin Nagant is held by the Cossack in the background. The hex-receiver can be seen (Ep. 05).

Mosin Nagant M91/30

Marina Yurlova (Natalia Witmer) and other Russian soldiers are seen with anachronistic Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles which stand for Imperial M91.

Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
The officer of Marina crawls with his rifle (Ep. 02).
A view of the rounded hooded front sight (Ep. 02).
Sergeant Wereschenko and Marina carry their Mosin Nagant rifles. Note the rounded receiver on Wereschenko's rifle.
A promotional picture of Marina holding the rifle.
Russian soldier cleans his rifle (Ep. 06).
Two rifles seen on the left (Ep. 06).

Machine Guns

Maxim MG 08

Two Maxim MG08 can be seen in Episode 8.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldier to the left manning the Maxim.
Closer view of an unprepared Maxim on the table.


M67 hand grenade

Ernst Jünger (Jonas Friedrich Leonhardi) carries two M67 hand grenades on his belt. It may stand for the Model 13 Kugelhandgranate or the Model 17 Eierhandgranate.

M69 training grenade - an inert version of the M67 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade. The real live version has a more brownish color and has painted factory markings on the body.
He prepares one grenade.
The grenade on his belt.

Model 16 Stielhandgranate

In the last episode one German soldier is seen with a Model 16 Stielhandgranate.

Model 16 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
The soldier in the background entering the British supply warehouse.

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