|The Devil's Brigade
|| United States
||Andrew V. McLaglen
||May 15, 1968
The Devil's Brigade is a 1968 World War II film that stars Oscar winners William Holden and Cliff Robertson. The film is based on the true story of the First Special Service Force led by Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick (Holden), who takes on the daunting task of melding a renegade group of American and Canadian recruits into a crack team of commandos. The cast also includes Richard Jaeckel, Bill Fletcher, Richard Dawson, Tom Troupe, Luke Askew, Jean-Paul Vignon, Tom Stern, and Harry Carey Jr.
The following weapons were used in the film The Devil's Brigade:
Smith & Wesson Model 20
Captain Cardwell (Tom Stern) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 20 revolver with custom grips that he uses when he notices a rattlesnake in the barracks.
Smith & Wesson Model 20 - .38 High Velocity (.38/44)
Colt 1903 Hammerless
Major General Maxwell Hunter (Carroll O'Connor) appears to carry a Colt 1903 Hammerless pistol.
Colt 1903 Hammerless Pistol - .32 ACP (7.65x17mm)
The M1911A1 is used by several members of the Devil's Brigade including Major Alan Crown (Cliff Robertson), Private Omar Greco (Richard Jaeckel) and Corporal Wilfrid Peacock (Jack Watson).
M1911A1, WWII-issue with parkerized finish - .45 ACP
The Walther P38 is fired by several German officers and soldiers in the film.
Many members of the Brigade carry the M1 Garand during the final mountain assault including Pvt. Theodore Ransom (Andrew Prine).
A member of the Devil's Brigade on the left fires his M1 Garand
Mauser Karabiner 98k
German forces are seen using the Karabiner 98k. Pvt. Hubert Hixon (Luke Askew) grabs a Kar98k from a German soldier during one of the missions.
Mauser Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm
The MP40 is used by German forces as well as Sergeant Patrick O'Neill (Jeremy Slate). Maj. Alan Crown (Cliff Robertson) is seen holding it at the end of the film.
While disguised as a German soldier, Sgt. Patrick O'Neill (Jeremy Slate
) holds the MP40
on a German officer.
The M1928A1 Thompson is used by the majority of the Brigade during their first mission. It's notably used by
Colonel Robert T. Frederick (William Holden), Maj. Alan Crown (Cliff Robertson), Cpl. Wilfrid Peacock (Jack Watson), Pvt. Hugh MacDonald (Richard Dawson), and Sgt. Patrick O'Neill (Jeremy Slate).
M1928A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
Pvt. Hugh MacDonald (Richard Dawson
) with the Thompson during the mountain assault.
Browning Automatic Rifle
The Browning Automatic Rifle is primarily carried by Pvt. Hubert Hixon (Luke Askew) during the mountain assault. Pvt. Ransom (Andrew Prine) later uses it.
M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle - .30-06
The Browning M2HB is seen mounted on the M47 Walker Bulldog tank mocked up as a German tank.
Browning M2HB - .50 BMG (12.7x99mm)
A Browning M1919A4 machine gun is briefly seen using by the Brigade during the mountain assault.
Browning M1919A4 Machine Gun - .30-06
German forces are seen using the MG42 machine gun during the mountain assault.
MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Mk. II Hand Grenade
American troops have Mk 2 hand grenades.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Model 24 Stielhandgranates are used by German soldiers.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
M116 75mm Pack Howitzer
M116 75mm “Pack” howitzer.
M101A1 Howitzer - 105x372mm
M20A1 "Super Bazooka"
The anachronistic M20A1 "Super Bazooka" is used by the Brigade during the mountain assault.
M20A1 "Super Bazooka" - 3.5"
The Bazooka is seen wielded in the background.
The M2 Mortar also is used by the Brigade.
Mortar squad firing an M2 Mortar
during the mountain assault.