|The Good Soldier Schweik|
Der brave Soldat Schwejk
Modern German DVD Cover
|| West Germany
||Axel von Ambesser
||September 22, 1960
||Central Cinema Company Film (CCC)
||Ursula von Borsody
The Good Soldier Schweik is a 1960 German film adaptation of the novel The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek, directed by Axel von Ambesser and starring Heinz Rühmann in the title role. Schwejk, a Bohemian dog dealer, is living peacefully and contentedly in Prague when World War I breaks out. An arrest for high treason leads directly to his soldiering, which he survives with the luck of the supposedly simple-minded. He is transferred to the front with First Lieutenant Lukasch, and here, too, his mischievous naiveté will repeatedly get him into trouble and out of it at the same time.
The following weapons were used in the film The Good Soldier Schweik (Der brave Soldat Schwejk):
Steyr Mannlicher M1895/30
The Steyr Mannlicher M1895 carbine or short rifle is used by Austro-Hungarian soldiers including Josef Schwejk (Heinz Rühmann). These rifles are clearly post-WWI M1930 Conversions with modified front sights. Some Russian soldiers appear also to be armed with Steyr carbines instead of the accurate Mosin Nagant M1891.
Steyr M1895 Short Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56R
A Gendarm (Viktor Braun) encounters Schwejk on his way to his regiment.
The regiment marches to the frontline.
Woditschka (Franz Muxeneder) says goodbye to Schwejk.
Schwejk carries his Steyr carbine.
The exhausted Schwejk uses his rifle as a walking aid.
(Sergeant) (Raoul Retzer) and his squad captures Schwejk.
A firing squad aims his rifle at Schwejk which shows the stacking pins.
Note the hooded front sights.
The right side of the aimed carbines.
Wachtmeister Flanderka (Hugo Gottschlich) can briefly be seen wielding a Steyr M1912 pistol.
Steyr-Hahn M1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm Steyr
holds his pistol on the left.
He brandishes the pistol.
A Schwarzlose M.07/12 machine gun is very briefly seen transported by one Austro-Hungarian soldier.
Schwarzlose Modell 1907/12 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
The soldier in the background next to the stone gate lugs the Schwarzlose on his shoulder. The two grips and the flash hider are hardly visible.
A grenade is used during the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Horse drawnd 8cm Feldkanone M 05 field guns.
An Ehrhardt E-V/4 armored car with equipped Maxim MG08s
Soldiers during a pre war maneuver with Maxim