|The Brest Fortress |
The Brest Fortress (Russian: Brestskaya Krepost / Брестская крепость) is a 2010 Russian-Belarusian World War II drama film directed by Aleksandr Kott. The film tells about the heroic defense of the Brest Fortress, which had taken upon the first strike of Nazi troops on June 22, 1941. The Brest Fortress has become one of the great symbols of the Soviet resistance in World War 2.
The following weapons are featured in the film Brest Fortress (Brestskaya Krepost), The:
Luger P08 is carried by German troops. Some Soviet characters also use this weapon.
Shura Pochernikova (Tatyana Kamina) fires a Luger P08
at German soldiers.
Sashka Akimov (Aleksei Kopashov) gives a flask of water to wounded border guard while holding a Luger P08 in his right hand.
He charges the Luger P08 magazine.
Tokarev TT-33 is used by Soviet officers.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Soviet officer fires his TT-33 in another melee near the eastern fort.
Nagant M1895 is used by Soviet officers.
Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant
MP38 is used by German soldiers.
MP38 - 9x19mm. The submachine gun of the German Military before 1940
German soldier fires the MP38 submachine gun.
German soldier holds his MP38
PPD-40 is used by Soviet troops.
PPD-40 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Lieutenant Kizhevatov holds his PPD-40
Lieutenant Kizhevatov fires his PPD-40 during a night attack.
The Mosin Nagant Rifles and Mosin Nagant M38 Carbines are the mainstay weapons of the fortress defenders. Some rifles have hex receivers, as they were manufactured before 1936.
Full-length Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
Close up of the Mosin Nagant rifles. Note the difference between hex and round receivers.
Red Army soldier with the Mosin Nagant rifle with the hex receiver. Note the spike bayonet on the right side of the rifle.
Red Army soldiers fire their rifles.
NKVD border guards fire their Mosin Nagant rifles.
Soviet Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
A 9th Frontier Outpost Border Guard fires his Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine.
Red Army soldier fires his M38 Carbine.
The Karabiner 98k is the mainstay weapon of the German soldiers. Some Soviet troops also use their captured Karabiner 98k rifles.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldier holds his rifle.
German soldier fires his Karabiner 98k during the attack of the 9th Frontier Outpost.
German soldiers charge their Karabiner 98k during the execution of regimental commissar Efim Fomin.
Soviet soldier with a trophy Karabiner 98k. Note the straight bolt handle and missing rear sight.
A Soviet sniper is seen using the scoped Tokarev SVT-40 Rifle.
Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
Close up of the SVT-40. Note that the PU scope seen used is not original scope for SVT-40, it was meant for the Mosin-Nagant rifle. It is also anachronistic as the PU scope was first made in late 1942.
PK Machine Gun (modified to resemble MG34)
A modified PK or PKM stands in for an MG-34, because the filmmakers only had a single genuine MG-34. This mock up was also used in The Star (Zvezda).
A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
MG34 Machine Gun
Some German soldiers carry real MG34 Machine Guns, though they are never shown being fired. This was probably due to a lack of sufficient 7.92x57mm blanks or belts, as the weapon is never seen loaded. Some Soviet troops also use their captured MG34s.
MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldier with his MG34 come in the Soviet garrison hospital.
On the left, Soviet soldier with a captured MG34.
Another shot of the same scene.
The MG34 mounted on German motorcycle.
Fake MG34 machine gun in mocked-up PzKpfw III tank. Note this shot is mirrored, as the machine gun and driver's hatch are on the wrong side.
PK Machine Gun
Replica of the BA-20 armored car carry PK Machine Gun with the front sight removed as their main armament in the film, rather than the correct (and probably unavailable) DT.
PK machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Close up of the PK, note the large curved gas block which differentiates this from a PKT. Also visible is the blank fire adapter on the muzzle of the weapon.
The defenders of the Brest fortress used several Maxim machine guns in this movie. Some Maxim machine guns have the large filler cap on the top of the water jacket, which appeared at the end of 1941.
Russian Maxim M1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
Two Red Army soldiers with the Maxim.
Red Army soldier firing the Maxim.
Lieutenant Kizhevatov with the Maxim.
Lieutenant Kizhevatov fires the Maxim M1910/30 during his last stand.
Close up of Maxim M1910/30.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
German soldier throws his grenade.
Model 39 Eihandgranate
The Model 39 Eihandgranate hand grenade
RGD-33 Stick Grenade
RGD-33 High-Explosive Fragmentation stick grenade
The RGD-33 Stick Grenades
in a transport configuration. Note some grenades with the fragmentation sleeve.
Sergeant major Kovtun (Yuri Anpilogov
) joins together RGD-33 grenades to increase their destructive capacity.
OSP-30 Flare Pistol
Russian OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
Captain Zubachev holds his Flare Pistol.
Undefined automatic cannon
Messerschmidt Bf.109 shoots from an automatic cannon at Polikarpov I-16 during air combat. This gun has a low rate of fire like as MK 103. But this weapon was appeared on Bf.109 only in 1944. Also Bf.109 has two cannons in the nose in this movie. I guess it is fictional version of the Messerschmidt Bf.109 fighter.
Messerschmidt Bf.109 shoots from an automatic cannon at Polikarpov I-16 during air combat.
A German soldier is seen with a Tellermine 35.
The German on the right holds the mine.
At the end of the movie, German troops use flamethrowers to destroy the Soviet resistance.
Flammenwerfer 41 flamethrower
45mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)
M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45mm (1.77 in)
Soviet artillery gunners fire the M1937 (53-K)
anti-tank gun at the German tank.
Close up of the M1937 breech.
The Germans dropped a 1800 kg bomb on a Brest fortress, causing its defenders to surrender.
The Germans dropped a 1800 kg bomb on a Brest fortress.
Fake PzKpfw III
The fake German PzKpfw III tanks were built on the BMP infantry fighting vehicle chassis, and is an excellent mockup. This PzKpfw III also can be seen in Dnieper Line: Love and War.
Note the pyrotechnic wire under the tank barrel.
This mockup of the PzKpfw III tank was made of wood.
Fake Flammpanzer III
At the end of the movie, German troops use Flammpanzer III tank. In actuality these tanks appeared in 1943.
The fake German Flammpanzer III tank was built on the BMP chassis.
Note the flamethrower mounted under the tank barrel.