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The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part II

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The Battle of Stalingrad
(Stalingradskaya bitva), Part II
Stalingradskaya bitva Film II.jpg
Original poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Petrov
Release Date 1949
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Josef Stalin Aleksei Dikij
Gen. Col. Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky Yuri Shumsky
Gen. Col. Nikolay Nikolayevich Voronov Vasiliy Merkuryev
Gen. Lt. Konstantin Konstantinovich Rokossovsky Boris Livanov
Gen. Col. Andrey Ivanovich Yeryomenko Nikolay Kolesnikov
Gen. Lt. Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov Nikolai Simonov
Gen. Maj. Alexander Ilich Rodimtsev Sergei Brzhesky
Col. Ivan Ilyich Lyudnikov Mikhail Nazvanov
Sgt. Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov Leonid Knyazev
Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus Vladimir Gajdarov

The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva) is a Soviet B&W 1949 two-part epic war movie, directed by Vladimir Petrov. It depicts the the Battle of Stalingrad. The Part I (also released in English as The First Front) covers the events of Summer and Autumn 1942, including the German offensive at the Don and Volga and the Soviet defence of Stalingrad. The Part II, released half a year later (another English release title The Victors and the Vanquished), depicts late Autumn and Winter 1942/43: the fighting in the city, Soviet victorous offensive and surrender of encircled German troops.

The following weapons were used in the film The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part II:


Tokarev TT-33

Soviet officers carry Tokarev TT-33 pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
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Soviet officers hold TT pistols in action.
A German officer holds what appears to be a TT.
Another view of same German officer with a TT.

Luger P08

A German officer holds a Luger P08 when he surrenders to Soviet troops.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
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An officer in center draws and surrenders his Luger.

Walther P38

German officers also use Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
An officer in fur cap fires his P38.
Another view of the same scene.
An officer fires a P38.

Beretta M1923

A Beretta pistol is a personal handgun of Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus (Vladimir Gajdarov). Upon a close inspection it appears to be an M1923 rather than more common M1934/35.

Beretta Model 1923 - 9x19mm Glisenti
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Paulus surrenders his pistol to Soviet officer. In reality he didn't carry a handgun when surrendered.

Femaru 37M

A Femaru 37M is a personal handgun of Paulus' Chief of staff Gen. Lt. Arthur Schmidt (Vladimir Vsevolodov).

German issued Pistole M37 - 7.65 x 17mm Browning. Note thumb safety unique to this model
Oberst (Col.) Wilhelm Adam (Nikolay Nikolaevskiy) surrenders his own pocket pistol and Schmidt's Femaru 37M (seen in Adam's hand above the pocket pistol).
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Adam puts both guns on the table next to Paulus' Beretta.

Unidentified pistol

Paulus' adjutant Oberst (Col.) Wilhelm Adam (Nikolay Nikolaevskiy) carries a pocket pistol that is seen very briefly and unclear.

Adam surrenders his own pocket pistol and Schmidt's Femaru 37M (seen in Adam's hand above the pocket pistol).

Submachine Guns


PPSh-41 SMGs are widely used by Soviet troops. Some have stick magazines.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
PPSh-41 with 35-round box magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Defenders of Stalingrad.
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Soviet soldiers in battle in ruins.
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Soviet soldiers in attack during the offensive in November 1942.
A soldier holds a PPSh with stick magazine.
Soviet soldiers break in Paulus' headquarters.
Soviet soldiers with PPSh-41s stand in ceremonial formation.
Many soldiers carry PPSh-41s with stick magazines.


MP40s are widely used by German troops.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Hitler Kaputt!
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German soldier with MP40s in action.
Personnel of Paulus' headquarters surrender to Soviet troops.
A pile of surrendered MP40s.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
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Soviet soldiers prepare to attack.
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Soviet troops in attack.
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Soviet troops in ceremonial formation.
Mosin Nagant M91/30 Sniper Rifle with PU 3.5x sniper scope - 7.62x54mm R
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A Soviet sniper.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Soviet cavalrymen carry Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
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Cavalrymen carry M38 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine

Some Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbines with unfolded bayonets are also seen.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
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Karabiner 98k

Many German and Romanian soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles (or possibly a mix of 98k and similar looking Vz.24 Czech Mausers).

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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German soldiers with 98k rifles, often with bayonets.
A 98k lies next to dead soldier.
A close view of the bayonet.
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Romanian soldiers, carrying Mauser rifles, retreat from positions under Soviet attack.

Mauser Gewehr 98

A Mauser Gewehr 98 is seen in hands of a German soldier.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier holds a full length Mauser rifle.
Lange-Visier rear sight is seen.

VZ-98/29 Persian Mauser

A Romanian soldier is seen with a Mauser rifle that has a front sight, sling swivel and bayonet matching VZ-98/29 Persian Mauser. Persian Mausers became available in USSR after the British-Soviet invasion in Iran in 1941.

Persian Mauser 98/29 with bayonet - 7.92x57mm
A soldier in center holds a Persian Mauser.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Soviet troops use Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
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Soviet soldiers carry DP-27 in attack.
DP-27s are mounted on motorcycles.

Degtyaryov DT

Degtyaryov DT machine guns are mounted on T-34 tanks.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
The barrel of frontal DT is seen at the right.
T-34 crashes enemy AT gun. The barrel of frontal DT is seen.
A good view of frontal DT on T-34.
A DT is mounted in the rear of the turret on IS heavy tank.

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns, mostly of post-1940 version, are also used by Soviet troops.

Maxim 1910/30 - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
Soviet soldiers fire a Maxim M10/30.
A Maxim of post-1940 version in action.
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Maxims are used during the offensive in November 1942.

Degtyaryov-Shpagin DShK

DShK heavy machine guns are mounted on armoured boats of Volga riverine flotilla.

DShK on tripod - 12.7x108mm
An armoured boat is caught by enemy searchlight. DShK mounts on top of superstructure and on the stern are seen.
DShK mounts on top of superstructure are seen.

MG 34

MG 34 are standard machine guns of German and Romanian troops. They are often seen mounted on tripods.

MG 34 on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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MG 34 on tripod in German trench.
A Romanian soldier fires the MG 34.
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A close view of MG 34 on tripod.
German soldiers carry MG 34s.
An MG34 on tripod, the bipod is unfolded.

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS machine guns are wing-mounted on Il-10.

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS aircraft machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Ilyushin Il-10 ground attack planes.

Berezin UBT

Berezin UBT machine guns are mounted on Il-10.

Berezin UBT, a turret version of UB with spade grips - 12.7x108mm
Ilyushin Il-10 ground attack planes.

Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23

23mm Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 autocannons are main guns on Il-10.

Volkov-Yartsev VYa-23 - 23x152 mmB
Ilyushin Il-10 ground attack planes.

Other Weapons


Soviet troops use PTRD-41 AT rifles.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
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Soldiers carry a PTRD.
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Soldiers with PTRD stand in ceremonial formation.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Some German soldiers carry Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
A German officer carries an M24 grenade.

45mm 53-K AT Gun

45mm 53-K AT guns are used by Soviet troops.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
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Soviet troops move 45mm guns in attack.
Romanian soldiers man the 53-K gun (it may be used as a replacement for German 37mm Pak or as a war booty).
German soldiers man the 53-K gun at the background (again the Soviet 45mm AT gun probably stands for 37mm Pak).

7.5cm Pak 40

German troops use 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT guns for direct support.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
Pak 40 in action.
Abandoned Pak 40 guns.


An abandoned mortar is briefly seen on battlefield. It can be a Soviet BM-37 or a German GrW 34.

A mortar is seen at the right.



A Romanian officer has a Luger P08 holster.
Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus (Vladimir Gajdarov) carries a holster for compact pistol that looks like Soviet Korovin TK holster (it is definitely empty).
A German officer carries a Walther P38 holster. He has a P38 in hand but it is seen very unclear due to fast motion.
Gen. Lt. Arthur Schmidt (Vladimir Vsevolodov) carries a Walther PP holster.
Commander of tank corps Col. Ivanov (Nikolay Kryuchkov) carries a TT holster.
Gen. Col. Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky (Yuri Shumsky) carries a holster that looks like FN Model 1900.
A German officer at the right carries a Luger holster.


76.2mm ZiS-3 field guns.
122mm M-30 howitzers.
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152mm ML-20 gun-howitzers on positions.
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Katyusha rocket launchers.
Abandoned German 10.5cm leFH 18 howtizers.


Such armoured vehicles as T-34-85, KV-85 and IS-1 tanks and SU-76M SPGs are out of time for Autumn-Winter 1942/43.

T-34-76 in attack. A plane is seen over the tank, possibly an Il-2.
T-34 tanks in attack.
A T-34-76 after attack.
IS-1 (at the left).
A destroyed Pz. II is seen at the left.
Abandoned Sd Kfz 251 half-track APC on battlefield.
Pz.IV Ausf.F2/G
Destroyed Pz.III (possibly Panzerbefehlswagen III Command tank with dummy main gun).


Ilyushin Il-10 ground attack planes. Il-10 was put into sevice only in 1945. The screen planes must be of early version, armed with two VYa-23 autocannons and two ShKAS machine guns in the wings, and an UBT machine gun for a rear gunner.


Project 1125 armoured boats of Volga riverine flotilla are seen in one scene. They are armed with a single 76.2mm F-34 cannon in a turret of T-34 tank and two DShK machine guns in single turrets.

Armoured boats cross Volga.
An armoured boat is caught by enemy searchlight. DShK mounts on top of superstructure and on the stern are seen.
A good view of main gun.
Three armoured boats load infantry.

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