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In August of 1944

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In August of 1944
(V avguste 44-go)
Film poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
BELARUS.jpg Belarus
Directed by Mikhail Ptashuk
Release Date 2001
Language Russian
Studio Belarusfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Pavel Alyokhin Yevgeny Mironov
Senior Lt. Evgeniy Tamantsev Vladislav Galkin
Lt. Andrey Blinov Yuri Kolokolnikov
Gen. Lt. Yegorov Aleksey Petrenko
Lt. Col. Polyakov Aleksandr Feklistov
Mishchenko Aleksandr Baluev
Capt. Anikushin Yaroslav Boyko

In August of 1944 (Russian: V avguste 44-go / В августе 44-го) is a 2001 Russian-Belarusian World War II film about a team of Red Army counter-intelligence officers (SMERSH) who try to find a German radio operator behind Soviet lines. The film is directed by Mikhail Ptashuk and based on a novel by Vladimir Bogomolov.

The following weapons were used in the film In August of 1944:


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 is one of two sidearms of Sr. Lt. Evgeniy Tamantsev (Vladislav Galkin). A Nagant is aslo seen in hands of the chairman of the Selsoviet (village council) Vasyukov (Aleksandr Labush).

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
When Alyokhin's group prepares for the action in the forest in the opening scene, Tamantsev readies his Nagant.
He opens the loading gate and checks the cylinder.
Vasyukov holds a Nagant when he carefully opens the door for Capt. Alyokhin.
Vasyukov holds his Nagant.
Tamantsev carries the revolver tucked into the back of his belt.
Tamantsev fires a TT-33 and Nagant M1895.
Tamantsev fires a Nagant above the head of the younger member of Mishchenko's group during the interrogation.


Tokarev TT-33

TT-33 pistols are service sidearms of Soviet officers. Capt. Pavel Alyokhin (Yevgeny Mironov), Sr. Lt. Evgeniy Tamantsev (Vladislav Galkin) and Lt. Andrey Blinov (Yuri Kolokolnikov) use their TT-33s in action. In the climactic scene Tamantsev dual-wields a TT-33 and a Nagant M1895 revolver (in the original novel Tamantsev is armed with two Nagants). The trio of German spies in Soviet uniform - Mishchenko (Aleksandr Baluev) alias Capt. Yelatomtsev, Sergey alias Lt. Vasin (Aleksandr Efimov) and unnamed one alias Sr.Lt. Chubarov (Yuriy Pristrom) - also use TT-33 pistols (in the original novel their sidearms are described as "Browning Long 07, similar in shape and size with TT" - no doubt it means FN Model 1903, "07" is a reference to Swedish version Husqvarna 1907). Many other Generals and officers (Gen. Lt. Yegorov (Aleksey Petrenko), Lt. Col. Polyakov (Aleksandr Feklistov) and others) carry TT holsters but they look flat and empty.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Tamantsev draws his TT in the scene on the abandoned forest battlefield.
Tamantsev holds his TT-33 in the same scene.
A view of Tamantsev's pistol from another side.
Alyokhin draws the TT from the holster...
...and puts it in the trouser pocket.
Tamantsev holds his TT in the climactic scene.
Mishchenko pistol-whips Alyokhin.
Blinov fires.
The unnamed spy fires at Tamantsev.
Tamantsev fires a TT-33 and Nagant M1895.

Walther P38

During the ambush on the German agent Kazimierz Pavlovsky, Sr. Lt. Evgeniy Tamantsev (Vladislav Galkin) holds a Walther P38 (in the original novel his pistol is described as "pocket Walther"). In the climactic scene the officer of the Commandant's Service (Red Army service similar to military police) Capt. Anikushin (Yaroslav Boyko) carries a P38 in the trouser pocket.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Tamantsev holds a P38 in ambush.
Another view of Tamantsev's pistol.
Anikushin tries to draws his pistol but the hammer caught in his pocket.
Anikushin's P38 is seen on the ground.

Submachine Guns


PPSh-41 submachine guns are widely used by Soviet soldier and officers. Kazimierz Pavlovsky (Radoslaw Pazura) uses a PPSh during the shootout with Tamantsev, and Soviet officers Sr. Lt. Luzhnov (Aleksandr Molchanov) and Capt. Fomchenko (uncredited) also carry PPSh-41s in same scene. In the climactic scene the driver of Alyokhin's group Sgt. Khizhnyak (Sergey Kravets) and an unnamed Starshina (Sgt. Maj.) radio operator (Sergey Sharangovich) also carry PPSh-41s.

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A soldier on the motorcycle at the right carries a PPSh-41.
Pavlovsky fires at Tamantsev.
Pavlovsky fires at Luzhnov and Fomchenko who run to help Tamantsev.
Wounded Pavlovsky shoots himself with the PPSh.
Tamantsev with MP40 and Luzhnov (in center) and Fomchenko with PPSh-41s stand over Pavlovsky's dead body.
Fomchenko with the PPSh.
Khizhnyak with the PPSh in the final scene.


Sr. Lt. Evgeniy Tamantsev (Vladislav Galkin) carries an MP40 in several scenes. An MP40 is seen on the wall in Vasyukov's house. An unknown man fires an MP40 at Tamantsev in the forest in the opening scene.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
An MP40 is seen on the wall in Vasyukov's house.
The muzzle of the MP40, aimed at Tamantsev.
Tamantsev holds the MP40 during the ambush on Pavlovsky.
Tamantsev with the MP40 in the same scene.
Tamantsev with MP40 and Luzhnov and Fomchenko with PPSh-41s stand over Pavlovsky's dead body.


Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

A female military traffic controller (Anzhela Ptashuk) carries a Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
The traffic controller carries an M38 Carbine.
The bolt and magazine are seen.

Machine Guns

MG 34

An abandoned MG 34 is seen in the forest. An MG 34 is one of the weapons of the chairman of the Selsoviet Vasyukov (Aleksandr Labush).

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The MG 34 in an abandoned forest battlefield.
The MG 34 on the windowsill in Vasyukov's house.
The MG 34 machine gun in Vasyukov's house.


45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) or 3.7 cm Pak 35/36

An abandoned anti-tank gun is briefly seen in the abandoned forest battlefield. It may be a Soviet 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) or a German 3.7 cm Pak 35/36.

A 53-K or Pak 35/36 AT gun is seen at the right.

57 mm anti-tank gun ZiS-2

A 57 mm anti-tank gun ZiS-2 is seen in the same scene.

A ZiS-2 anti-tank gun lies on its side in the abandoned forest battlefield.

76.2 mm field gun ZiS-3

76.2 mm field guns ZiS-3 are briefly seen on railway flatcars and on the march.

A ZiS-3 is seen on the train during the opening credits.
A lorry tows a ZiS-3.

BM-13 "Katyusha"

BM-13 "Katyusha" rocket launchers are seen on the road.

A "Katyusha" is seen on the road.

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