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The Battle of Jangsari

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The Battle of Jangsari (2019)

The Battle of Jangsari (also known as Jangsari: Forgotten Heroes) is a 2019 South Korean action war film directed by Kwak Kyung-taek and Kim Tae-hoon. The film is the second installment of a trilogy of Korean War epics produced by Taewon Entertainment, the first being Operation Chromite (2016). The film tells the story of 772 student-soldiers and South Korean Army cadres deployed to the Jangsari coast as one of many diversionary assaults covering for the Incheon Landings. Meanwhile, an American reporter named Maggie (Megan Fox) comes across information of the impossible mission being undertaken by the students and determines to help them in any way she can.

The following weapons were used in the film The Battle of Jangsari:


Colt M1911A1

Several US Marines and South Korean officers carry Colt M1911A1 pistols in their holsters.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
A ROK soldier on the right has a Colt M1911A1 in his holster.
Two US Marines have Colt M1911A1 pistols in their holsters.

Tokarev TT-33

The Tokarev TT-33 is seen as the standard sidearm of KPA officers. NCOs of the ROK Army are seen using captured TT-33s when disguised as KPA officers.

Tokarev TT-33 - Post-1947 model - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Lt. Lee Myung-joon (Kim Myung-min) pulls his captured TT-33 pistol out and takes aim. He adopts a low, double-handed grip, which is odd for the time period as soldiers are usually trained to fire sidearms one-handed.
The other side of the pistol. Note the fine serrations on the slide making this a post-WWII manufactured model. Also the hammer is cocked back, which is correct for a single-action pistol like the TT-33.
A fallen First Sergeant Ryu Tae-seok (Kim In-kwon) still grips his TT-33 pistol.

Submachine Guns

M3 Grease Gun

ROK Army cadres and student-soldiers are seen using M3 Grease Guns.

M3 Grease Gun - .45 ACP
A disguised student-soldier fires his M3 Grease Gun from the back of a truck.
A disguised ROK NCO yells instructions while holding his M3.


North Korean troops as well as South Korean student-soldiers are seen using PPSh-41 submachine guns.

Soviet PPSh-41 submachine gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Two student-soldiers set up wires for demolitions with PPSh-41s slung on their backs.
North Korean scouts hold their PPSh-41s.
Disguised student-soldiers fire their PPSh-41s from the ambush point.
A line of KPA soldiers hold an assortment of firearms, the PPSh-41 being the most common.


North Korean troops are seen using PPS-43 submachine guns. South Korean troops use captured PPS-43s as well.

Soviet PPS-43 submachine gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A KPA soldier fires his PPS-43 from an entrenched position.
Another KPA soldier fires his PPS-43 wildly in extreme close-quarters before being grabbed by a student-soldier.
A disguised student-soldier fires his PPS-43 from the ambush point.
A disguised ROK sergeant fires his PPS-43 into the hatch of a disabled T-34-85 tank.
A line of KPA soldiers hold an assortment of firearms, the center-most soldier holding a PPS-43.

Rifles / Carbines

M1 Carbine

ROK NCOs are equipped with M1 Carbines at Jangsari. Several US Marines are also seen with slung M1 Carbines during a briefing in Busan.

Korean War-era M1 Carbine with birch stock, adjustable sight, bayonet lug, and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine
A ROK soldier fires his M1 Carbine in the rain.
First Sergeant Ryu Tae-seok (Kim In-kwon) with his M1 Carbine caked in sand as the regiment takes cover behind a berm.
A ROK sergeant fires his M1 Carbine.
Several US Marines exit a briefing with slung M1 Carbines.

M1 Garand

M1 Garands are seen in the hands of ROK Army cadres and student-soldiers.

M1 Garand semi-automatic rifle with M1917 leather sling - .30-06
Guk Man-deuk (Jang Ji-gun) boasts about his marksmanship skill by mimicking a firing stance with his issued M1 Garand.
The student-soldiers assemble for a pre-mission briefing, an assortment of rifles among them. Most of them carry M1 Garands while the rest are carrying re-issued enemy Mosin Nagant rifles.
A line of ROK soldiers and student-soldiers provide suppressive fire for their advancing comrades.
Lee Gae-tae (Lee Jae-wook) fires his M1 Garand.
Student-soldiers celebrate their victory by raising their M1 Garands in the air.
Ki Ha-ryun (Kim Sung-cheol) is seen removing the en-bloc clip of Man-deuk's M1 Garand after the latter accidentally discharges his rifle.
A ROK sergeant gawks in horror when his M1 Garand jams on him during a critical moment.

Mosin Nagant M1891 / M38 Carbine

North Korean troops use Mosin Nagant M1891s as their standard rifle. Student-soldiers of the South Korean forces are also seen with these rifles, presumably being re-issued enemy firearms. Several Mosin Nagant M38 Carbines are also seen among both North and South Korean troops.

Full-length Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mmR
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
Ki Ha-ryun (Kim Sung-cheol) with his issued Mosin Nagant on his shoulder.
Choi Sung-pil (Choi Min-ho) fires his M1891.
A line of North Korean soldiers stand-to with their Mosin Nagant rifles, the front-most soldier holding a shorter M38 Carbine variant.
Sung-pil aims his Mosin Nagant. All of these rifles are seen with straight bolts.
Moon Jong-nyeo (Lee Ho-jung) holds her issued Mosin Nagant before the ambush.
Guk Man-deuk (Jang Ji-gun) carries a wounded Jong-nyeo along with both their rifles slung over his neck.
A North Korean scout holds his Mosin Nagant.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-28

KPA troops are seen using Degtyaryov DP-28 light machine guns. ROK troops and student-soldiers also use captured DP-28s when defending their positions at Jangsari.

Degtyaryov DP-28 light machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A DP-28 is fired by a North Korean soldier from a defensive position.
Another DP-28 is fired from a trench.
A KPA soldier sets up his DP-28 and suppresses targets on the beach.
Ha-ryun (Kim Sung-cheol) blind-fires a captured DP-28.

Degtyaryov DT

Several North Korean T-34-85 tanks with mounted Degtyaryov DT machine guns make an appearance.

Degtyaryov DT machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
The leading T-34-85 tank roams into the Jangsari area with KPA infantry moving alongside.
A disabled T-34-85 tank rotates its still-functioning turret towards the South Korean ambush team.
A trio of T-34-85 tanks line up to provide artillery support for North Korean troops. These appear to be CGI.

Maxim M1910/30

Several Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are seen mounted on defensive positions along the Jangsari coast.

Russian Maxim M1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A barrel of a Maxim pokes out from the bunker.
A North Korean soldier mans the Maxim on the cliff.
The Maxim gunner rotates his arc of fire at a new threat.
A KPA machine gun team uses a Maxim, the soldier on the right helping to feed the belt for the gunner.
A view of the gunner and the Maxim from the back. Note that the belt appears to be loaded with red-tipped blanks.
A student-soldier sets up a captured Maxim machine gun.


Mk 2 Hand Grenade

Mk 2 hand grenades are seen on vests of ROK Army soldiers.

World War II-made Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade (sometimes written Mk II)
A Mk 2 grenade is seen hanging on the rig of Lt. Lee Myung-joon (Kim Myung-min).
Ki Ha-ryun (Kim Sung-cheol) pulls the safety pin of a Mk 2 hand grenade and holds the safety lever in place with his hand.


Dynamite Stick

Ryu Tae-seok (Kim In-kwon) uses a stick of dynamite coupled with a bundle of Mk 2 grenades as an improvised satchel charge of sorts.

Ryu Tae-seok lights ups a stick of dynamite with a Zippo.

M15 Anti-Tank Mine

An M15 anti-tank mine is discovered by the student-soldiers after an Allied bombing dislodges it from the top of a cliff, presumably planted by the North Korean forces first. They eventually recover it and later use it in an ambush.

M15 Anti-Tank Mine
A student-soldier accidentally steps on an M15 anti-tank mine when he thoughtlessly reaches for a souvenir.
First Sergeant Ryu Tae-seok (Kim In-kwon) then reminds the student-soldiers that the anti-tank mine is relatively harmless to infantry and demonstrates by stomping(!) on it multiple times.
Ha-ryun (Kim Sung-cheol) is seen lugging the anti-tank mine before being instructed to help set it up.


Several S-Mines are seen planted all over the Jangsari beach by the North Korean forces. Oddly, they behave like contact mines, detonating almost immediately after being tripped with an upwards directional blast, which is not how the S-Mine normally operates.

S-Mine 35
The pressure prongs of a buried S-Mine are seen on the Jangsari beach.
A student-soldier is seen carefully holding a deactivated S-Mine handed to him by his superior.

M1 Mortar

South Korean troops are seen using M1 Mortars, first on the landing ship, later on the Jangsari beach during the defense.

M1 Mortar - 81mm
South Korean troops on the deck of the Moonsan provide cover for the landing team with M1 Mortars.
A battery of M1 Mortars are fired by ROK troops during the defense of the Jangsari beach.

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