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When Hell Broke Loose

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When Hell Broke Loose (1958)

The following weapons were used in the film When Hell Broke Loose:


Colt M1911A1

A Colt M1911A1 is seen in an intelligence officer's holster.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP.
A Colt M1911A1 in the intelligence officer's holster.

Walther P38

Some Werewolfs use Walther P38s.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
The Werewolf officer Karl (Richard Jaeckel) with a Walther P38.
The German soldier with a P38 after firing a shot at Ilsa (Violet Rensing). He also apparently had one round loaded since he gun locks back after the first shot.
Steve Boland (Charles Bronson) fires a P38.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

A US Army soldier is seen with a M1928A1 Thompson.

M1928A1 Thompson - .45 ACP
A US Army soldier with a M1928A1 Thompson.


A Werewolf is seen with a MP40 in the introduction.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A Werewolf with a MP40 after landing outside of Allied occupied Bastogne.


M1 Carbine

Guards overseeing Steve Boland's punishment and US soldiers in stock footage of the Normandy landings carriy World War II Era M1 Carbines. US soldiers and a few of the Werewolf agents wield the anachronistic Korean War variant.

World War II Era M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine
Korean War Era M1 Carbine - .30 Carbine.
Korean War Era M1 Carbine with M4 bayonet and twin magazine pouch - .30 Carbine
A Guard with a World War II Era M1 Carbine.
A M1 Carbine on the left.
A paratrooper with a M1 Carbine during the Normandy Landings in stock footage.
Werewolf M1s on a US Army jeep.
US soldiers patrol the forest looking for the Werewolf base of operations. Note the anachronistic bayonet.

M1 Garand

Steve Boland (Charles Bronson), Jonesie (Robert Easton), and many other US Army soldiers use M1 Garand rifles.

M1 Garand - .30-06
Steve Boland (Charles Bronson) with the M1 Garand during training.
Boland with his M1 Garand during the Normandy Landings.
Stock footage of the U.S. 28th Infantry Division marching down the liberated Champs-Élysées with their M1 Garands with bayonets.
Boland with his Garand.
Boland's unit with their Garands as they find an abandoned German bunk.

Machine Guns

Browning M1919A4

Browning M1919A4s are seen on LCVP landing crafts during the Normandy Landings.

Browning M1919A4 - .30-06 Springfield
Stock footage of two Browning M1919A4s on a LCVP landing craft during the Normandy Landings.

Browning M2

A Browning M2 is seen on an M4 Sherman tank and a M8 Greyhound during the battle of Bastogne and the parade in Champs-Élysées respectively.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
Stock footage of a tank gunner firing his M2 during the invasion of Bastogne.
Stock footage of a Browning M2 on an M4 Sherman tank.
Stock footage of a Browning M2 on an M8 Greyhound while riding down the liberated Champs-Élysées.

Browning M1917

Stock footage of American troops firing a Browning M1917 is seen during the battle of Bastogne.

Browning M1917 - .30-06‎
Stock footage of American troops firing a Browning M1917. In the film this footage is used to depict a German machine gun team.

Vickers Gun

German troops use a Vickers Gun (as a stand in for the Maxim MG08) in the attempt on General Eisenhower's life.

Vickers Mk1 Machine Gun - .303 British
Maxim MG08 for comparison - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German machine gun team with a Vickers during the attempt on General Eisenhower's life. Note the lugs on their WWI era Stahlhelms.


Mk 2 hand grenade

A Mk 2 Grenade is seen on a dead US Army soldier and with Jonesie (Robert Easton).

Mk 2 Grenade
A dead US Army soldier with a Mk 2 grenade.
Jonesie (Robert Easton) with an Mk 2.

Model 17 Stielhandgranate

Steve Boland (Charles Bronson) picks up some Model 17 Stielhandgranates when surrounded by Werewolf soldiers.

Model 17 Stielhandgranate Grenade
Boland takes one of the grenades. Some more Model 17 Stielhandgranate Grenades are seen in the fallen German soldier's boots.

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