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The Lighthorsemen is a 1987 Australian World War I film directed by Simon Wincer. The film tells about the men of the Australian Light Horse who were involved in the 1917 Battle of Beersheeba.
Several pieces of footage from the film were re-used for the episode "Palestine 1917" of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (re-released on video and DVD under the title "Daredevils of the Desert"), which Wincer also directed.
The following weapons are featured in the film The Lighthorsemen:
Webley Mk. VI Revolver
Webley Mk. VI Revolver - .455 Webley
Australian Sergeant fires his Webley Mk VI at Turkish troops.
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Scotty (Jon Blake
) holds captured Mauser C96.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk IIIs are the mainstay weapon of the Australian and British troops.
Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk III - .303 British
Frank (Gary Sweet
) preparing to mercy kill his wounded horse.
Closeup of SMLE. The open chamber with the magazine cut-off can be seen.
Australian light horsemen fire their SMLE rifles with bayonets.
Mauser Model 1903/30
Mauser 1903/30 Rifles, identify by the notch on top the receiver, are the mainstay weapon of the Turkish troops.
Turkish Mauser 1903/30 - 7.92x57mm
Bedouin fires his Mauser rifle at Frank.
Turkish soldiers fire their Mauser rifles at Australian troops.
Closeup of Turkish 1903/30 Mauser rifle rear sights.
This close-up of the opened receiver shows the striking notch next to the post-WWI "Kirikkale Tufek Fabrikast
" markings of the Turkish Republic.
Lewis Machine Gun
Vickers Mk. I
Vickers Mark I Machine Gun with ribbed water jacket - .303 British
Maxim MG08 Machine Gun - 7.92 x 57mm
Turkish soldiers use the Maxim MG08
machine gun during the attack of Australian light horse troops.
Maxim MG08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German reconnaissance aircraft fires MG-08/15 fixed machine gun.
Parabellum MG17 aircraft machine Gun - 7.92 x 57mm
German reconnaissance aircraft armed with the Parabellum MG17 in observer's cockpit.
Model 17 Stielhandgranate
Model 17 Stielhandgranate
7.7 cm FK 96 n.A.
Turkish troops use German 7,7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A. field guns. Australian troops use these guns also.
7,7 cm Feldkanone 96 n. A.
Turkish gunners firing the 7.7 cm FK 96 field guns.
Close up of the 7.7 cm FK 96 n.A. breech.
German reconnaissance aircraft carries small aerial bombs.
Mark IV tank
British troops use tanks during the Second Battle of Gaza.
Australian troops used explosives to destroy the Turkish railway.