This week we return to the works of Hammer Film Productions, having previously examined 1959’s Yesterday’s Enemy, with their first foray into the war movie genre – ‘The Steel Bayonet‘. Leo Genn leads a company of battle-weary troops as they are ordered to defend an artillery observation post in Tunisia in 1943.
The film features a strong cast along with some fantastic depictions of Bren guns and the PIAT, it was Michael Carreras’ first directorial effort and it perhaps boasts a more gritty feel than many of its contemporaries. Join us as we take a look at this often overlooked classic.
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The Armourer’s Bench is a collaborative effort from Vic Tuff and Matthew Moss. We will be bringing you detailed examinations of historic small arms from around the world. We will delve into the history, use and operation of the weapons using videos, blog posts and high resolution images to tell their story.