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Lenin...The Train

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Lenin...The Train
Il treno di Lenin
Movie poster
Country AUT.jpg Austria
FRA.jpg France
GER.jpg Germany
ITA.jpg Italy
ESP.jpg Spain
Language English
Channel Rai 2
Genre War Drama
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 2
Main Cast
Character Actor
Wladimir Iljitsch Lenin Ben Kingsley
Nadia Leslie Caron
Inessa Armand Dominique Sanda
Alexander Parvus Timothy West
Radek Peter Whitman
Fritz Platten Xabier Elorriaga
Captain Von Planetz Günther Maria Halmer
Captain Von Bühring Robin McCallum

Lenin...The Train is a 1988 Austrian-French-German-Italian-Spanish TV movie directed by Damiano Damiani. The plot of the film takes place during the First World War, in 1917. The German Empire fights simultaneously on two fronts, in the west and in the east. In this situation, an exile Russian addressed to the German General Staff: Lenin, the Russian revolutionary, who lives in Swiss exile in Zurich, should be allowed to return to his homeland, to bring about a successful transformation of the political conditions in the Russian Empire. The proposal is put into action. Lenin and a group of exiled revolutionaries board a special train and travel from Switzerland through Germany and Sweden to Petrograd. During the train's journey, Lenin discusses his political ideas with his fellow travelers.

The following weapons were used in the miniseries Lenin...The Train:


Luger P08

The Luger P08 is used by German officers including von Bühring (Robin McCallum) and von Planetz (Günther Maria Halmer).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A German officer runs with his Luger.
Von Planetz fires in the air to attract people's attention.
He lowered his Luger while talking to the workers.
He gives the Luger back to von Bühring. Note the WWII-style shoulder insignias for a Hauptmann.

MAS Mle. 1892

A French officer uses an Mle 1892 Revolver at the beginning.

Revolver d'ordonnance modèle 1892 - 8x27mmSR
"Viva la France!"
The officer cheers on his soldiers.

Unknown Revolver

Russian officers can briefly be seen with unknown revolvers.

A Russian soldier fires his revolver in the background.
While reporting the morale of the troops to his superiors he puts the revolver in his holster.


Mauser Karabiner 98b

The post-war Weimar Karabiner 98b is used by German soldiers. These rifles have tangent-leaf rear sights instead of Lange Visiers from the Gewehr 98 and turned bolt handles.

Karabiner 98b - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Karabiner 98b third from the left. Note the turned bolt.
The young German soldier charges with his Mauser. The tangent-leaf rear sight is visible.

Karabiner 98k

The anachronistic Karabiner 98k is the most used rifle in the movie. It is used by German, French, and Russian soldiers.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Numerious German soldiers in trenches with Kar98s.
French soldiers awaiting the attack. These carbines are equipped with French M1886 Rosalie bayonets.
A German Border Guard with his Karabiner next to the pausing train.

Steyr Mannlicher M1895

Some Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifles are used by French and German soldiers.

Steyr Infanteriegewehr Modell 1895/30 - 8x56mmR Steyr
A Steyr is seen second from the left.
A French soldier on the left holds the Steyr. Like the Kar98s, the Steyr rifle also has a side-mounted Rosalie bayonet instead of the Austrian Bajonett M95.

Lebel Mle. 1886

French soldiers are seen carrying correct Lebel 1886 rifles.

Lebel Fusil Modèle 1886 - 8x50mmR
French soldier with their Lebels.

Mauser Puška vz. 33

What appears to be anachronistic Vz.16/33 Czech Mauser carbines are wielded by German soldiers at the train station in Frankfurt and Berlin.

Mauser Puška vz. 33 (aka vz. 16/33) - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two German soldiers stand with their Mauser carbines.
A closer view of a carbine slung by a soldier.

Mosin Nagant M1891

An accurate Imperial Mosin Nagant 1891 is seen used by a Russian soldier in Lenin's vision of the execution of his brother.

Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mmR
The barrel with the bayonet is seen on the left.
A full view from far away.

Mosin Nagant M91/30

Russian soldiers also carry anachronistic Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
Members of Russian firing squad execute deserters.
Many Russian soldiers hold their M91/30 rifles during the speech of Alexander Kerensky.

Berdan No. 2

A Russian soldier can briefly be seen with a Berdan No. 2 Rifle.

Berdan No. 2 (M1870) - 10.75x58mmR
The soldier left to the officers holds his Berdan Rifle.

Machine Guns

Fiat-Revelli M14

An Italian Fiat-Revelli M14 machine gun is used by French soldiers.

Fiat-Revelli Mod. 1914 - 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano
French soldiers with the prepared Fiat-Revelli.

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers use anachronistic Model 24 Stielhandgranates instead of correct Model 15, Model 16 or Model 17 Stielhandgranates.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate
German soldiers on the left with tucked Stielhandgranates in their belts.

Model 17 Stielhandgranate

At least, one correct Model 17 Stielhandgranate is held by the young German soldier.

Model 17 Stielhandgranate
The young German soldier removed his grenades from his belt. The right one is an M17 which can be identified by the belt clip.

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