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DVD Cover
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Otakar Vávra
Release Date 1978
Language Czech
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
Cpl. Karel Horák Jirí Krampol
Pvt. Anka Kadlecová Renáta Doleželová
Lt. Antonín Sochor Rudolf Jelínek
LCpl. Hugo Redisch Ladislav Lakomý
Sgt. Rataj Jan Kanyza
Ignác Spiegel Stefan Kvietik
1st Lt. Otakar Jaroš Martin Stepánek
1st Lt. Lom Petr Skarke
Gen. Ludvík Svoboda Ladislav Chudík
Reynhard Heydrich Hannjo Hasse

Sokolovo is Czechoslovak World War II film directed by Otakar Vávra, filmed in 1975. The film depicts the events in occupied Czechoslovakia after the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich and also parallel to the formation of the Czechoslovak foreign troops in the USSR. The movie culminates in the Battle of Sokolovo, the first time a foreign military unit, in this case the First Czechoslovak Independent Field Battalion, fought alongside the Soviet Red Army.

The following guns were used in the 1975 Czechoslovak film Sokolovo:


Walther P38

Some characters are seen with a Walther P38 pistol.

Walther P38 pistol - 9x19mm
Reinhard Heydrich (Hannjo Hasse) holds his sidearm in hand. Heydrich carried a Luger P08 during the real attack.
An SS officer executes the inhabitants of Lidice with his P38.

Submachine Guns


British paratroopers are equipped with the Sten.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
As in the real attack, a Sten jams before it can be unloaded into Heydrich.


A German soldiers carry the MP40 submachine gun.

MP40 - 9mm.


Red Army and Czechoslovak soldiers are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Czechoslovak soldier holding a position with a submachine gun in his hand.
File:Rudolf Jelínek-PPSh-41.jpg
Platoon commander Lt. Sochor (Rudolf Jelínek) gives orders with his submachine gun slung over his shoulder.
File:Renáta Dolezelova-PPSh-41.jpg
Nurse Anka Kadlecová (Renáta Doleželová) used a PPSh-41 belonging to wounded Karel Horák (Jirí Krampol).
File:Martin Stepánek-PPSh-41.jpg.jpg
The company commander 1st Lt. Otakar Jaroš (Martin Stepánek) fires his submachine gun at the attacking Germans.


Karabiner 98k

The German firing squad, armed with Karabiner 98ks, murder the population of Lidice.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm


Mosin Nagant Rifle

Soviet and Czech infantry carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Czechoslovak troops with Mosin Nagants at the Buzuluk training camp.
A nurse welcome Soviet soldiers, one of whom carries a slung rifle.


Pvt. Rataj (Jan Kanyza) fires a PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
Jan Kanyza-antitank rifle.jpg

Tokarev SVT-40 Rifle

The Czechoslovak unit at the Battle of Sokolovo carry SVT-40 rifles.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
An SVT-40 belonging to a Czechoslovakian unit.
File:Ladislav Lakomý-rifle.jpg
LCpl. Hugo Redisch (Ladislav Lakomý) defends his observation post with his rifle.

Machine guns

MG 34

German troops use MG 34 machine guns.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser.


The Maxim machine gun is used by Soviet and Czechoslovakian troops.

MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with 75-round ammo drum
Czechoslovak gunners fire a machine gun during training in Buzuluk.
Sgt. Rataj (Jan Kanyza) mowing down German infantry advancing behind tanks.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun

Soviet troops also use the Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R.

Hand Grenades

No. 73 Mk. I hand grenade

As in the real attack, Jan Kubiš (Miroslav Rataj) throws a No. 73 Mk. I hand grenade at Heydrich's car.

No. 73 MK. 1 Anti-Tank hand grenade "Thermos/Flask".
Jan Kubiš with a grenade in hand during the assassination.


Soviet and Czechoslovakian troops are equipped with RPG-40 anti-tank grenades.

Soviet RPG-40 anti-tank grenade. The manual for use of grenade is seen on its body.
1st Lt. Otakar Jaroš (Martin Stepánek) does not have enough to time to throw a grenade.


SPSh Flare Pistol

A Czechoslovak soldier gives the signal to launch an attack with an SPSh Flare Pistol.

Russian SPSh Flare Pistol 26.5mm

82mm BM-37 mortar

The Czechoslovak unit also use BM-37 mortars.

82mm BM-37 mortar

45mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)

Soviet artillery troops use the 45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) during the battle.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)

122mm howitzer M1938 (M-30)

Soviet 122 mm howitzer M1938 (M-30) are used against the Germans.

Soviet 121.92 mm (4.8 inch) howitzer

BM-13 Katyusha rocket launcher

Soviet rocket launchers fire on German positions.

Flammenwerferpanzer 35R

A German uses a Flammenwerferpanzer 35R.

Tiger I

German troops are supported by Panzer VI Tiger I heavy tanks. The Christie suspension would indicate that this tank is actually a dressed up T-44, which is typical in post-war films.

T-34 tanks

T-34-76 with the hex turret, T-34-85 with the longer barrels

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