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Movie Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Dmitriy Meskhiev
Release Date 2015
Language Russian
Studio Art Pictures Studio
Corner Work
Distributor DSPR
Main Cast
Character Actor
Mariya Bochkareva Mariya Aronova
Lt. Nikolay Seleznev Nikolay Auzin
Vera Neklyudova Valeriya Shkirando
Dusya Grynyova Yanina Malinchik
Nadya Neklyudova Alyona Kuchkova
Froska Irina Rakhmanova
Yevdokia Kolokolchikova Mariya Antonova
Tonya Mila Makarova
Rivka Evgeniya Natanova
Colonel Borozdin Vitaliy Kovalenko

Batalion (Original title: Batalyon - Russian: Батальонъ) is a 2015 Russian war drama about the biography of Mariya Bochkareva, was a Russian woman who fought in World War I and formed the Women's "Battalion of Death".

The following weapons were used in the film Batalion:


Nagant M1895

Mariya Bochkareva (Mariya Aronova), her deputy Lt. Seleznev (Nikolay Auzin), both instructors - Yefim Zadorozhnyy (Konstantin Vorobyov) and Alexey Kolokolchikov (Yakov Shamshin) and most Russian officers carry a Russian Nagant M1895. The revolvers are mostly of post-1930 version. At least one of it appears to be a Blef ("bluff") blank firing revolver, a conversion of live Nagant.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a Wartime Issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
"Blef" (VPO-503 "Nagan-S"), a blank-firing version of Nagant M1895 - .22 Gevelot small cap
Mariya Bochkareva (Mariya Aronova) clutched her revolver to her chest in the final battle.
Lt. Seleznev (Nikolay Auzin) holds his sidearm in hand during a trench battle.
The instructor Zadorozhnyy (Konstantin Vorobyov) with his Russian Nagant M1895 in a hand.
The instructor Kolokolchikov (Yakov Shamshin) fire his sidearm in battle.
The adjutant of Colonel Tseplyaev (right) pulls his sidearm from holster.
Borozdin's adjutant (Aleksey Sevastyanov) waves his Nagant in the final attack.
Russian Nagant M1895 is seen also in Tseplyaev's (Evgeniy Dyatlov) hand. Note the groove on the frame between the cylinder and the barrel, it's a feature of Blef. Soldiers in the background carry M1891/30s.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

German officers in the film can be seen exclusively with a C96 Mauser "Broomhandle" pistol in hand.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
A German officer in gas mask holds his C96.
A C96 Mauser "Broomhandle" is held by a German officer as the woman attacks.
An officer at the head of German troops in the final battle also holds his pistol.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Women from "Battalion of Death" are armed with Soviet Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M1891s.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
The women - the soldiers on the shooting range with their rifles during training.
The girls from "battalion of death" aims their Mosin Nagant M1891/30s against the horny soldiers.
Dusya Grynyova (Yanina Malinchik) defused one of the German spies by a bayonet on her rifle.
Yevdovkia Kolokolchikova (Mariya Antonova) leads into captivity the second German spy (Mats Reinhardt) (right).
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 aims a girl behind Nadya Neklyudova (Valeriya Shkirando) (middle) on right.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles also can be seen, although much less frequently. They have rifle slings fitted in holes in the stock, not in swivels, so they appear to be M1891 Dragoon rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
The second and third rifles in a row appear to be M1891s.
Closeup of the muzzle of this rifle.
Mosin Nagant M1891 holds in hand also Nadya Neklyudova (Alyona Kuchkova) (far left).
Rivka (Evgeniya Natanova) (right) aims his rifle at captures Germans.
Vera Neklyudova (Valeriya Shkirando) holds his weapon during the fight in a trench.
Serafima Pluzhnikova (Anna Kuznetsova) with her rifle in final fight.
The original Mosin Nagant M1891 owned a girl behind Nadya Neklyudova (middle) on left.

Mauser Gewehr 98

Many of Imperial German soldiers are armed with Gewehr 98 rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 98 - 7.92 x 57mm Mauser
Closeup up of the lock of this rifle.
A falling German soldier on left from Tonya (Mila Makarova) (middle) holds a Gewehr 98 in his hand.
Gewehr 98 also carries one of the soldiers (right) which protects an officer.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ

Some German soldiers are seen with Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbines.

Mauser Karabiner 98AZ - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Some German artillerymen during a gas attack are seen with these rifles.
Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine also aims a soldier in a trench left from officer.

Czech vz. 24

A German soldier who leaps into the trench holds a rifle who is similar to VZ-24 Czech Mauser.

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Karabiner 98k

Most German infantrymen also used a classic Karabiner 98ks.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Kar98k being fired.

M48 Yugoslavian Mauser

Anachronistic M48 Yugoslavian Mausers are also used by German soldiers.

Yugoslavian M48 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German infantryman in the trenches aims his rifle.

Machine Guns

Madsen machine gun

Private Dusya Grynyova (Yanina Malinchik) seized a Madsen machine gun in the German trench. The shape of the magazine matches versions in German 7.92x57mm Mauser caliber, but generally, this Madsen looks more like 1920s-1940s versions as early Madsens had a different barrel shroud.

Portuguese Madsen machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Dusya defused a German machine-gunner and grabbed his weapon.
Then she mows down the German soldiers in the trench.
Barrel while hot, hot.

Maxim M1910

Lt. Nikolay Seleznev (Nikolay Auzin) and Vera Neklyudova (Valeriya Shkirando) a Maxim machine gun manned jointly.

Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount, w/o shield - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Both gunners during the gas attack in masks.
In the final battle defending their position.
Cameraman Vasikov (Maksim Mityashin) filmed the battle from a machine-gun post.

Maxim MG08/15

On the edge of the trench is seen the German MG08/15 machine gun.

Maxim MG08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The unused Maxim on the left.


Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers and also one of the women-volunteers use anachronistic Model 24 Stielhandgranates.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Imperial German soldiers before the attack with hand grenades hung on their belts.
Several women from "the battalion of death" also pick up in the fight Model 24 Stielhandgranates.


Private Serafima Pluzhnikova (Anna Kuznetsova) is seen used RG-14/30 hand grenades in the German trench.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
Serafima triggered a grenade in her hand ...
... and threw him against the German soldiers in the trench.


Gaswurfminen mortar (mockup)

German artillery used mortars for firing gas-grenades. They appear to be mockups that bear only marginally resemblance with real Gaswurfminen.

25cm Albrecht Schwerer Minenwerfer
Soldiers who firing from mortars carry on their backs Gewehr 98s and also Karabiner 98ks (far right).

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