|The Heart of Humanity
|| United States
||December 22, 1918
||A Jewel Production
|Eric von Eberhard
||Erich von Stroheim
The Heart of Humanity is a 1918 American silent World War I propaganda film directed by Allen Holubar and shows a few equal action strands like D. W. Griffith's Hearts of the World. The story is about Nanette, an American girl living in a small Canadian village, who is in love with John Patricia, the eldest of five brothers. The war interrupts their romantic idyll, as everyone goes overseas to Belgium and France. Nanette becomes a Red Cross nurse and is terrorized by the German Lt. von Eberhard.
The following weapons were used in the film The Heart of Humanity:
German Lt. Eric von Eberhard (Erich von Stroheim) is seen with a Luger P08 pistol during the trench fighting.
Eric gives the signal to go over the top while holding his pistol.
Later in the war, he does the same.
He sees an enemy soldier killing his men...
Smith & Wesson M1917
What appears to be a Smith & Wesson M1917 Revolver is used by John Patricia (William Stowell) during close combat.
Smith & Wesson M1917 - .45 ACP
John awaits German soldiers with his revolver in hand.
Another view of his revolver while waiting for an attack.
The Colt M1911 is used by a U.S. officer who saved John and Nanette.
Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
The officer on the right shoots a German soldier.
He holds his Colt at John.
American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers are armed with Dutch Beaumont-Vitali M1871/88 rifles. While the Germans use the long rifle, the Allies use the carbine variant.
Beaumont-Vitali Model 1871/88 - 11.3x50mmR
German soldiers fire their Beaumont-Vitali rifles.
Canadians armed with carbines holding off a German attack.
John and other Americans armed with the carbines.
Using the rifle as a mace.
The carbine is described by John.
British troops in urban warfare firing their carbines.
Closer view of the rear-part.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
A German sniper uses a correct Gewehr 98 equipped with a telescopic sight.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The sniper in is hiding place.
He chambers his Gewehr which offers a good view of the receiver.
Having spotted Maurice and Paul he gets in position.
Gras Mle. 1874
At least, two German soldiers threaten Nanette with French Gras Model 1874 rifles.
Fusil Gras Mle. 1874 M80 with Mle. 1874 sword bayonet - 11x59mm
The soldiers holds their Gras.
A promotional picture of this scene.
A Lewis Gun is used by Maurice (Frank Braidwood) and Paul (Robert Anderson) in a foxhole in No Man's Land. An Allied plane is equipped with an Aircraft variant.
He takes aim at the sniper.
For comparison: Aircraft mounted Lewis Gun - .303 British
The mounted Lewis on the plane.
Colt Model 1895
The Colt Model 1895 is the standard machine gun for the German Army in the movie instead of Maxim MG08s.
Colt Model 1895 - .30-40 Krag
German MG team in action.
A close-up of the barrel.
A German soldier fires the MG from a pillbox.
A deployed Colt MG in No Man's Land.
Mills Bombs are used by Allied soldiers, including John.
No. 36M Mk. I "Mills Bomb"
An American soldier pulls the pin.
John grabs a Mills bomb to silence the pillbox.