Hell on Earth
Hell on Earth (also known as No Man's Land) is a 1931 German film directed by Victor Trivas. Designed as an allegory of the futility of war, the film tells the fate of five men from five different countries. The story is introduced with scenes from the private and professional lives of the characters: a German carpenter, a British officer, a French factory worker, a black vaudeville dancer, and a Jewish tailor. They all have different origins and have little in common as private people. During the First World War, all five dispersed men find themselves in a dugout in no-man's land between the fronts: while the war rages around them and shells pound to their left and right, the five men, whose fate has turned them from enemies into allies in the fight for bare survival, gradually draw closer to each other. One of them, the Jewish tailor, has lost his speech after a war-related shock. The African soldier serves the men as an interpreter.
The following weapons were used in the film Hell on Earth:
Mauser Gewehr 1898
A Mauser Gewehr 1898 is briefly seen cleaned by a German recruit.
Mauser Gewehr 1871
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk. III*
British recruits can briefly be seen with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* rifles during basic training.
Chassepot Mle. 1866
Charles Durand (Georges Péclet) and Joe Smile (Louis Douglas) use Chassepot 1866 rifles. French and Russian soldiers also use these rifles in basic training.
Model 17 Stielhandgranate
What appears to be a Model 17 Stielhandgranate is seen held by a German soldier.