|The Unknown Soldier |
||December 23, 1955
The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas) is a 1955 Finnish war drama movie directed by Edvin Laine based on the novel of the same name by Väinö Linna. The movie tells the story of a Finnish machine gun company which is full of young recruits during the Continuation War during 1941-1944. This is the first filming of the novel, which also received newer filmings in 1985 and in 2017.
Finnish officers use Luger P08s. A Soviet officer is also briefly seen with a Luger at the end.
2nd Lieutenant Kariluoto (Matti Ranin) uses a Lahti L-35 pistol.
Kariluoto with his holstered Lahti pistol.
A Finnish officer with his pistol in his holster.
Some Finnish soldiers use Finnish Civil Guard M/28 rifles. Soviet soldiers also use this rifle standing for correct Mosin Nagant M91/30s.
Finnish Mosin-NagantM/28 (nicknamed "Suojeluskuntain Pystykorva") - 7.62x53R.
Cpl. Lehto's rifle on the ground.
Most Finnish soldiers use Finnish M39 rifles.
Finnish Mosin-Nagant M/39 "Ukko-Pekka" - 7.62x54mm R
Finnish soldier with his rifle over his back.
A soldier fires his rifle.
The left side of the M/39.
Another Finn aims the rifle.
Finnish soldiers are armed with Suomi KP/-31s.
Suomi KP/-31 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Rokka with the SMG over his back.
Finns awaiting a Soviet attack.
PPSh-41s are briefly used by Soviet soldiers during a trench raid.
PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
A Soviet soldier holds the PPSh-41.
Finnish and Soviet MG-teams use Maxim M/09-21s.
Maxim M/09-21 - 7.62x54mmR
The soldier transports the MG.
FPS view while shouting "Fire at their nuts!
The MG-team in action after the river crossing.
Soviet soldiers fire the Maxim.
A Finnish Maxim position of Vanhala (Leo Riuttu
:"Sons of Finland, come and get some bread!
:"Why don't you come get butter for your bread!
A Lahti-Saloranta LS/26 is briefly seen fired by Finnish soldiers.
Lahti-Saloranta LS/26 - 7.62x54mm R
A Soviet soldier is briefly seen with a DP-28.
Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
The DP on the right after the gunner is killed.
The MG34 is mounted on a Panzer IV standing for a Soviet tank.
MG34 Panzerlauf with stock fitted - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Finnish soldiers use Varsikranaatti M/32 stick grenades.
A Finn with two grenades on his belt.
The grenades lie under Vanhala in a trench.
Kasapanos Explosive Charge
4kg Kasapanos Explosive Charges are used by Finnish soldiers.
The Kasapanos in front of the soldiers.
OSP-30 Flare Pistol
Cpl. Rokka fires a OSP-30 Flare Pistol.
Russian OSP-30 Flare Pistol 26.5mm
Rokka fires the Flare gun.
Tellerminen 42 are used by Finnish soldiers to destroy the Panzer IV.
Tellermine 42 Anti-tank mine
A Tellermine lies on the ground.
Panzer IV Ausf. J
A German Panzer IV Ausf. J is used by Soviet forces standing for correct T-34s.
The "Soviet" tank advancing.