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Canal (Kanal)

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DVD Cover
Country POL.jpg Poland
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Release Date April 20, 1957
Language Polish
Studio Zespól Filmowy "Kadr"
Distributor Centrala Wynajmu Filmów
Main Cast
Character Actor
Stokrotka Teresa Izewska
Ens. Jacek 'Korab' Tadeusz Janczar
Lt. 'Zadra' Wienczyslaw Glinski
Sgt. 'Kula' Tadeusz Gwiazdowski
Smukly Stanislaw Mikulski
Lt. 'Madry' Emil Karewicz
Michal 'Ogromny' Vladek Sheybal
Halinka Teresa Berezowska
Zefir Jan Englert
Capt. 'Zabawa' Kazimierz Dejunowicz

Canal (Kanal) is a 1957 World War II drama directed by Andrzej Wajda. The film tells the tragic fate of the Armia Krajowa soldiers (armed forces of the Polish underground) trying to leave Warsaw through the sewer canals during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944.

The following weapons were used in the film Kanał:


Luger P08

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Lt. Zadra (Wienczyslaw Glinski) holds his Luger P08
Another shot of the same episode. Note the breechblock is at the rearmost position.

Wz. 35 Vis

The Wz. 35 Vis.

Wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm
Capt. 'Zabawa' (Kazimierz Dejunowicz) holds his Wz. 35 Vis.

Astra-Unceta Victoria 1911 Model

Astra-Unceta Victoria 1911 Model - 7.65mm
Lt. 'Madry' (Emil Karewicz) gives a Astra-Unceta Victoria 1911 Model to radio operator Halinka (Teresa Berezowska).

Submachine Guns


Many Polish insurgents are armed with MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Polish insurgent armed with a MP40 submachine gun and Model 24 Stielhandgranate.
Polish insurgent fires his MP40.

Sten Mk. II

Some Polish insurgents armed with Sten Mk II submachine guns.

Sten Mk. II- 9x19mm
Polish insurgent holds his Sten.


Some Polish insurgents can be seen with PPSh-41 submachine guns.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev


Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Zefir (Jan Englert) holds the Karabiner 98k.
Waffenfrankonia Würzburg Gewehr 98 .30-06 "Cigarette Sporter".
Polish insurgent armed with a civil version of Karabiner 98k.

FN Mauser Mle. 1924

One of the Polish resistance fighters appears to be armed with an FN Mauser Mle 1924 variant.

FN Mauser Mle. 1930 short rifle - 7x57mm Mauser; for comparision

Sturmgewehr 44

Two Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles are seen.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
A German soldier guards captured Polish resistance fighters.
The second Sturmgewehr lies in a heap of taken Polish weapons to the left.

Berthier Carbine Mle. 1916

A French Berthier Mle 1916 carbine is briefly seen in the heap of captured weapons.

Mousqueton Modèle 1892 Modifié 1916 - 8x50mmR Lebel
The Berthier lies next to the STG 44.

Machine Guns

MG 34

The MG 34.

MG 34 with 50 round belt drum - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Polish insurgent carries the MG 34 machine gun on his shoulder.


MG42 - 7.92mm Mauser
Polish insurgent carries the MG42 machine gun on his shoulder.
Ens. Jacek 'Korab' (Tadeusz Janczar) fires MG42.
Close-up of the MG42.

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Ens. Jacek 'Korab' carries a Model 24 Stielhandgranate at the belt
Polish insurgent trying to defuse a grenade which was used as a mine.
Same episode.


F-1 hand grenade
Michal 'Ogromny' (Vladek Sheybal) holds F-1 hand grenade.



Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank (PIAT) - 3.25 in
Polish insurgent aims PIAT at a German tank.
Polish insurgent fires PIAT.


German soldiers use undefined flamethrowers during opening titles.

Sd.Kfz. 303

German troops use the Goliath Sd.Kfz. 303 remote-controlled tracked mines

T-34-85 modified to resemble Tiger tank


Sd.Kfz. 251 Half-track armored personnel carrier

Sd.Kfz. 251 Halftrack.
The Sd.Kfz. 251 Ausf. D in the background.

Heap of Weapons

The Heap of captured Polish weapons contains several rifles, submachine guns, and shotguns.


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