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Sahara is a 1943 World War II film that focuses on the crew of US Army M3 Lee tank, commanded by U.S. Army Sergeant Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) that becomes separated from its unit during a general retreat. In the course of their journey, the crew picks up a motley collection of stragglers, among them a British doctor, four assorted Commonwealth troops, and a Free French corporal. Later, they pick up a Sudanese sergeant major and his Italian prisoner, who volunteers to lead them to a well at Hassan Barani. As the well is completely dried up by the time the Germans arrive, a standoff and battle of wills begins. The 1943 film is based on an incident seen in the 1936 Soviet film The Thirteen, which ironically was itself a remake of 1934 movie The Lost Patrol. Making the things even more confusing, Sahara itself would inspire a 1995 remake starring James Belushi.
The following guns were used in the movie Sahara:
Colt 1911 Pistol
Master Sergeant Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) uses a Colt 1911 Pistol as his sidearm.
1910 Mauser Pocket Pistol
Captain von Schletow (Kurt Kreuger) carries a 1910 Mauser Pocket Pistol, which he surrenders to Master Sergeant Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart).
Colt 1921 Thompson
Master Sergeant Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart), Waco Hoyt (Bruce Bennett) and Sergeant Major Tambul (Rex Ingram) use Colt 1921 Thompson Sub Machine Guns.
1903 Springfield Rifle
Jean 'Frenchie' Leroux (Louis Mercier) uses a 1903 Springfield Rifle. Curiously, German soldiers can be seen with one as well.
Gew 98 Rifle
German soldiers extensively use Mauser Gew 98 Rifles.
Gew 98 Sniper
A German sniper uses a Mauser Gew 98 Sniper Rifle.
Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine
A Bedouin scout carries a Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine.
Lee Enfield No.1 MkIII*
Commonwealth troops can be seen with No.1 MkIII* Enfield Rifle
Browning M1919A4s are used extensively by American and Commonwealth troops.
A German soldier fires a Maxim MG08 Machine Gun from a half-track.
A Vickers Mk I Machine Gun mocked up to look like a Maxim MG08 - mostly with an MG08 muzzle device - can be seen in a fortification.
German soldiers employ a M2 60mm Mortar.