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Fighting Film Collection No. 9 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 9)

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Fighting Film Collection No. 9
(Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 9)
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Braun
Mark Donskoy
Igor Savchenko
Release Date 1942
Language Russian
Studio Kiev/Ashkhabad Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jadzia Jadwiga Andrzejewska
The Polish worker Mark Bernes
A German officer/A German NCO Samuil Ditlovich
Jozef Leonid Kmit
The father Nikolai Komissarov
The mother Lidiya Kartashova
Red Army Major Nikolai Bratersky
Kiryusha Boris Runge

Fighting Film Collection No. 9 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 9) is the ninth issue of Boyevoy kinosbornik series, released in May 1942. It contains three segments: "Kvartal No.14/Block 14", "Siniye skaly/The Blue Cliff" (or "Blue Crags") and "Mayak/The Signal" (or "Beacon").

The following weapons were used in the film Fighting Film Collection No. 9 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 9):


Nagant M1895

In the opening sequence a Red Army Lt. carries a Nagant M1895 in holster. A Polish resistance fighter (Mark Bernes) uses a Nagant in "Block 14". In "The Signal" a Nagant is used by a German officer.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
A Red Army Lt. carries a holstered Nagant.
A closeup of a Nagant of a Polish resistance fighter.
The resistance fighter fires at a German Gestapo officer.
A German officer in center fires a Nagant in "The Signal".



TT-33 pistols are seen in hands of German officers in "The Blue Cliff" and "The Signal".

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
An SS officer holds a TT in "The Blue Cliff".
A closeup of a TT in hands of SS officer (Konstantin Mikhaylov).
A view of the TT from another side.
The officer aims his pistol at a Czech driver.
A view from the muzzle.
A German NCO (the second role of Samuil Ditlovich) holds a TT in "The Signal".

Walther PP

A German Feldwebel holds a Walther PP in the opening sequence. In "Block 14" a Walther PP is used by an SS Colonel.

War Time Walther PP Pistol - 7.65x17mm
A Feldwebel with Walther PP.
SS officer holds a Walther PP in "Block 14".

Luger P08

SS and Gestapo personnel carry Luger P08 pistols in "Block 14".

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A Gestapo officer drops his Luger, being shot by a Polish resistance fighter.
An SS officer with a Luger in hand chooses Poles for collective punishment.
SS Lt. Hans Muller (Samuil Ditlovich) draws his P08.
Muller executes each tenth hostage.

Submachine Guns


Red Army soldiers carry PPD-40 SMGs.

PPD 40 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A PPD hangs in a dugout.
A soldier with PPD-40.
Another view of a PPD-40.
A soldier loads his SMG.



Many Red Army soldiers are armed with SVT-38 rifles in "The Signal".

Tokarev SVT-38 - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers with SVT-38 rifles.
The sailor (Viktor Bubnov) holds an SVT-38.
A good view of the bayonet.
The sailor with SVT.
The sailor fires.
Kiryusha (Boris Runge) fires the sailor's rifle.
Soldiers stand in formation with SVT-38s.

VZ-98/29 Persian Mauser

Mauser rifles are used by German troops throughout the movie. The shape of front sight and the position of top sling swivel allow to make a guess that these are Czechoslovakian produced VZ-98/29 Persian Mausers. The movie was filmed in 1942 in Ashkhabad where such rifles could be available after Iranian army was disarmed during Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran.

Persian Mauser 98/29 with bayonet - 7.92x57mm
Mauser rifles are seen in German dugout in the opening sequence. Note straight bolt handles.
Soldiers with Mauser rifles on rest.
A close view of a Mauser rifle.
Another close view of a Mauser rifle in the same scene. The shape of front sight and the position of sling swivel match Persian Mauser.
SS soldiers with Mauser rifles in "Block 14". These appear to be same Mausers.
SS soldiers fire at uprising Poles.
A Polish resistance fighter (Mark Bernes) carries a captured rifle.
A rifle of similar outlook is seen in hands of a German NCO (Hans Klering) in "The Signal".

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

In "The Signal" a Red Army soldier with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle guards German POWs.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R

Machine Guns


In "The Signal" German troops use a DP-27. The machine gun lacks the magazine, and so doesn't fire on screen.

Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R


A Maxim is seen in "The Signal". It's hard to say if it is M1910 or M1910/30.

Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR


An MG08 is seen in a German dugout in the opening sequence.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier carries MG08.

Other Weapons

RGD-33 Hand Grenade

In "The Signal" a sailor (Viktor Bubnov) carries an RGD-33 hand grenade.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.

RM-38 Mortar

A Red Army soldier carries an RM-38 Mortar in "The Signal".

Soviet 50-mm RM-38 Mortar
Red Army soldiers stand in formation with 50mm mortar and SVT-38 rifles.



Red Army Major (Nikolai Bratersky) carries a TT holster.
A Red Army officer with PPD-40 and a Nagant holster in "The Signal".

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