Last Hill (Malakhov kurgan), The

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The Last Hill (Malakhov kurgan)
Malakhov kurgan DVD.jpg
Modern Release DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Iosif Kheifits
Aleksandr Zarkhi
Release Date 1944
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Tbilisi Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. 3rd Rank Boris Likhachyov Nikolay Kryuchkov
Maj. Andrey Zhukovskiy Boris Andreyev
Maria Perventsova Maria Pastukhova
Sailor of Grozny destroyer Fyodor Ishchenko
Sailor of Grozny destroyer Nikolay Gorlov
Sailor of Grozny destroyer Yevgeni Perov
Pvt./Sgt. Nikita Sizov Nikolai Dorokhin


The Last Hill (original title Malakhov kurgan) is a 1944 Soviet war movie directed by Iosif Kheifits and Aleksandr Zarkhi. It depicts the events of the defence of Sevastopol in 1941-42, notably the battle for Malakhov kurgan hill.


The following weapons were used in the film The Last Hill (Malakhov kurgan):

Contents


Handguns

Tokarev TT-33

Soviet officers, including Capt. 3rd Rank Boris Likhachyov (Nikolay Kryuchkov) and Maj. Andrey Zhukovskiy (Boris Andreyev), carry TT-33 pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Likhachyov holds a TT (seen at the left).
Zhukovskiy leads his soldiers in attack with a TT in hand.

Luger P08

Luger P08 pistols are seen in hands of German officers. In one scene a sailor (Fyodor Ishchenko) hands a captured Luger to Maria Perventsova (Maria Pastukhova).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A German officer with P08.
Malakhov kurgan-P08-2.jpg
A sailor gives a P08 to Maria.

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

Many Soviet sailors, including the crewmembers of sunk destroyer Grozny (Fyodor Ishchenko, Nikolay Gorlov, Yevgeni Perov, and Zura Lejava), use PPSh-41 SMGs.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A wounded sailor holds a PPSh.
Sailors with PPSh-41s.
A sailor (Yevgeni Perov) on observation post. He has a PPSh-41 at hand.
A sailor (Zura Lejava) holds a PPSh.
Maria Perventsova (Maria Pastukhova) fires a PPSh.
Sailors assist their wounded commander. They carry PPSh-41s on slings.

PPD-40

PPD-40 SMGs are also used by Soviet sailors.

PPD-40 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A sailor in center carries a PPD-40.
A sailor with a PPD-40 in attack.

MP40

Many German soldiers carry MP40 SMGs. Captured MP40s are seen in hands of Soviet sailors.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Several sailors with captured MP40s return from behind the enemy lines.
Crewmembers of destroyed German StuG III assault gun with MP40s under the fire of Soviet troops.
A German soldier holds an MP40 in close combat.
One of the sailors carries an unloaded MP40.

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II

What appear to be Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II SMG is seen in hands of a German soldier in one scene.

Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Malakhov kurgan-MP28-1.jpg
Malakhov kurgan-MP28-2.jpg

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many Soviet soldiers and sailors carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, often with bayonets.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Pvt. Nikita Sizov (Nikolai Dorokhin) and other soldiers carry M91/30 rifles with bayoners.
A sailor on sentry duty holds an M91/30.
Sizov holds a cartridge clip.
Sailors in bayonet charge.
Soldiers with M91/30 rifles stand in formation.
A soldier holds his M91/30 in action.

Tokarev SVT-40

Some Soviet sailors use Tokarev SVT-40 rifles.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
A sailor with SVT-40 in close combat.
Note the broken fake bayonet.

Karabiner 98k

Some German soldiers carry Karabiner 98k rifles during the close combat.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier with Karabiner 98k and Soviet sailor with SVT-40 in close combat.
A German soldier holds a Karabiner 98k. Possibly the rifle has a groove on the stock, and if this is correct, then it's not a 98k but some other Mauser; but for the sake of simplicity it is identified as 98k.

Machine Guns and Autocannons

Degtyaryov DP-27

Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers and sailors.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A sailor holds a DP-27 at the right.
A crewmember of half-sank destroyer fires a DP-27 at Luftwaffe planes.

Maxim M1910/30

In one scene Pvt. Nikita Sizov (Nikolai Dorokhin) mans a Maxim M1910/30 machine gun.

Maxim 1910/30 - 7.62x54mmR
Sizov readies to fire.
Tired Sizov leaves his machine gun after the battle.

Degtyaryov-Shpagin DShK

DShK heavy machine guns are seen mounted on Soviet Navy ships.

DShK on naval mounting - 12.7x108mm
Malakhov kurgan-DShK-1.jpg
Malakhov kurgan-DShK-2.jpg

37-mm 70-K

37-mm 70-K naval autocannons are mounted on Soviet Navy ships.

37-mm 70-K naval automatic air defense gun, a naval version of 61-K - 37x252SR
A 70-K autocannon on Soviet destroyer Grozny ("Formidable"). This is the early type mounting that lacks the shield.
A close view of the 70-K.

Other Weapons

PTRD-41

PTRD-41 AT rifles are used by Soviet soldiers and sailors.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm
Soldiers carry PTRD-41s at the background.
A sailor (Fyodor Ishchenko) fires a PTRD.

RPG-40

A group of sailors (Fyodor Ishchenko, Nikolay Gorlov, Yevgeni Perov, and Zura Lejava) use RPG-40 AT grenades against German StuG III assault guns.

Soviet RPG-40 anti-tank grenade. The manual for use of grenade is seen on its body.
Sailors distribute RPG-40 grenades, a pair to each person.
Three sailors with RPG-40 grenades wait for closing enemy armour.

RGD-33

Soviet soldiers and sailors also carry RGD-33 hand grenades.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
A sailor at the right carries an RGD-33.

Dummy Training Grenade

Dummy training stick grenade, standing for RG-14/30 hand grenade, is seen in hands of Maj. Zhukovskiy (Boris Andreyev) during the counter-attack.

Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.
Maj. Zhukovskiy leads his soldiers in attack with TT-33 and grenade in hands.

120-mm M1938 Mortar

A 120-mm M1938 regimental mortar is seen in one scene.

Soviet 120-mm regimental mortar M1938 on wheeled carriage
A mortar, transported on wheeled carriage, is seen at the background. Its size and shape allows to identify it as 120-mm M1938.

Trivia

45-mm 21-K Naval Gun

21-K Naval Gun - 45mm
A pair of 45-mm 21-K AA guns is mounted on a Soviet Navy ship.

76.2-mm M1909 Mountain Gun

An abandoned 76.2-mm M1909 mountain gun is seen at the left.

100-mm B-34 Naval Gun

100-mm B-34 AA naval guns are seen mounted on Soviet Navy cruiser Molotov.

180-mm MK-3-180 Naval Gun

180-mm MK-3-180 triple turret of Soviet Navy cruiser Molotov.

Pz. III

A German Pz. III is seen. It is a late version, armed with a long 5cm KwK 38 or 5cm KwK 39 gun.

StuG III

Malakhov kurgan-STUG-2.jpg
German StuG III assault guns.

T-70

A Soviet T-70 light tank stands for a German tank. It is visually modified by fitting the Pz. III cupola.



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