|And Your Love Too|
… und deine Liebe auch
|| East Germany
||August 29, 1962
||Deutsche Film (DEFA)
||VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb
And Your Love Too is a 1962 East-German movie directed by Frank Vogel. Berlin around August 13, 1961. The girl Eva stands between the brothers Ulli and Klaus, two working-class boys whose world views are opposite. Klaus is for the fast money he earns as a cab driver in the West and for a carefree life. Ulli is more serious, somewhat shy, and has a firm political viewpoint. On August 13, Klaus' path to the West is suddenly blocked, and Ulli stands at the border with a gun in his hand. With Eva, the self-confident Klaus makes the running, but when the girl becomes pregnant, he wants to shirk responsibility.
It was the first Mauerfilm (wall film) in the GDR to focus on the construction of the Berlin Wall.
The following weapons were used in the film And Your Love Too:
East-German Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse (Combat Groups of the Working Class; a paramilitary organization in the GDR) to which also belongs Ullrich Sittich (Armin Mueller-Stahl) are equipped with PPSh-41s.
PPSh-41 with 71-round drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The militiamen controlling Berlin citizens on a Spree River bridge.
Klaus encounters Ullrich armed with a PPSh-41.
Klaus and Ullrich having a frosty conversation about their opinions which offers a closer view of the front sight.
A distant view shows a full view of Ullrich's PPSh.
One of Ullrich's comrades joins the meeting to intimidate Klaus.
The buttstock of Ullrich's submachine gun is seen.
Ulli offers Alfredo his PPSh which he unloads to use the drum magazine as a drum.
As Ullrich Sittich visits his Cuban comrades-in-arms in Havana, he encounters Alfredo (Alfonso Arau) carrying an Sa 25.
Alfredo holding his Sa 25 introduces Ullrich to his comrades.
After giving his SMG to Ulli Alfredo takes the magazine to use it as a baton.
Ullrich brandishes the Sa 25 what he used as a guitar before.
Mosin Nagant M44
The Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine is also used by some Combat Groups members.
Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mmR
Members of the Kampfgruppe
marching in a parade watched by a very satisfied Walter Ulbricht, the First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany.
A rear view of the marching militiamen.
A militiaman works the bolt-handle in preparation of firing a warning shot.
Grenztruppen Border guards are armed with MPi-KmS assault rifles.
An NVA soldier standing on the left guards Soviet T-34/84 tanks.
A border guard carrying a KmS approaches to Klaus. Note the lack of a cleaning rod.
Klaus talks with the Grenzer
At the end of the movie, a West-Berlin police officer prevents Klaus and Ullrich to cross the Mauer (Wall) with a Luger P08; a twisting of the facts.
Luger P08 with black grips - 9x19mm
immediatly opens fire at the two climbing over the wall.
An East-German pistol holster for a Makarov PM is briefly seen.
The holster is carried by the militiaman on the left.
Archival footage of the infamous encounter of Soviet and U.S. tanks that faced each other at point-blank range at Checkpoint Charlie on October 27th, 1961 are shown. Of course, as a member of the eastern bloc, the filmmakers included only U.S. Army tanks, not the Soviet T-55 counterparts. This is supposed to represent western aggression.
M48 Patton tanks drive to the borderline at Checkpoint Charlie.
A U.S. Army MP has an M14 Rifle
over his shoulder.
A closer view of an M48 Patton.
A West-Berlin police officer is seen carrying a British Sten Mk II
Three MPs sitting in a Willys MB jeep are armed with M3A1 "Grease Gun"
Two more MPs accompanying the Jeep carry M14s.