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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:
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.
British paratroopers are equipped with the Sten.
As in the real attack, a Sten jams before it can be unloaded into Heydrich.
A German soldiers carry the MP40 submachine gun.
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.
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
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.
MG34 Machine Gun
German troops use MG34 machine guns.
MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with front and rear sights folded down.
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.
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.
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.
A German uses a Flammenwerferpanzer 35R.
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-34-76 with the hex turret, T-34-85 with the longer barrels