Action B (Akce B)

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Akce B
Akce B-poster.jpg
Movie poster
Country Czech-republic-flag.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Josef Mach
Release Date 1952
Language Czech
Slovak
Studio MNO, Ministerstvo národní bezpečnosti ČSR
Distributor Československý státní film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Synek Josef Bek
Maria Antonie Hegerlíková
Lt. Málek Rudolf Deyl
Pvt. Jula Jirí Sovák
Pvt.Ondra Pavlovič Martin Tapák
Ofélie Vlasta Chramostová
Burlak Miroslav Holub
Juzek Kuczerjavý Jaroslav Mareš
Ensign SNB Suk Oldrich Lukes
Major SNB Mikulás Huba


Action B (Akce B) is Czechoslovakian black-and-white action drama from 1952 directed by Josef Mach. Propaganistický film shows the struggle of the Czechoslovak armed forces (ČSLA, SNB) against groups of Ukrainian Insurgent Army UPA under command Burlak (Miroslav Holub), whe tried to pass through the territory of Slovakia.


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The following guns were used in movie Action B (Akce B):


Handguns

Luger P08

UPA officers are seen with Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Juzek Kuczerjavý (Jaroslav Mareš) fire a pistol in the fight.
Commander Burlak (Miroslav Holub) aims his pistol.

Walther PPK

Ofélie (Vlasta Chramostová) carries a Walther PPK pistol.

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
Vlasta Chramostová-Walther PPK-Akce B.jpg

Submachine guns

MP40

Most UPA fighters were armed with MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 - 9mm.
UPA fighter used MP40 submachine guns.
The officer UPA Juzek (Jaroslav Mareš) (left) armed by a German submachine gun.
Pvt. Pavlovič (Martin Tapák) had disarmed and captured UPA fighter.
Ofélie (Vlasta Chramostová) shoot on czechoslovak soldiers.
Ofélie, Burlak (Miroslav Holub) and Fenda (Josef Chvalina) (right) lastly surrender.

PPSh-41

Members of the Czechoslovak armed forces were equipped with PPSh-41 submachine guns.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Ensign SNB Suk (Oldrich Lukes) performs control cars on the road with a PPSh-41 in his hand.
Pvt. Pavlovič (Martin Tapák) and Julia (Jirí Sovák) with their submachine guns on firing position.
Pvt. Láda (Antonín Sura) armed with a submachine keeps a night vigil.
Lt. Málek (Rudolf Deyl) by firing from his PPSh-41 reflects the attack of UPA fighters on the forester's house.
Mária (Antonie Hegerlíková) mowed down the bandits by short bursts from PPSh-41.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Czech insurgent armed with Karabiner 98k rifles (retrospective scene from Prague uprising at the beginning of the film).

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Czech insurgent-Karabiner 98k.jpg

Sturmgewehr 44

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm.
UPA fighter (left) armed with Sturmgewehr 44.

Machine guns

MG34

The fighters UPA are see in the film with a few MG34 machine guns

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A UPA gunner used a MG34 machine gun in a combat.

ZB26 Machine Gun

Czechoslovak troops against UPA deploys also ZB26 Machine Guns.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm
Czechoslovak soldiers in position with ZB26 Machine Gun.

ZB-53

A ZB-53 machine gun is also used in action.

ZB 53 / Vz.37 machine gun on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Akce B-ZB53-Add1.jpg
Akce B-ZB53-Add2.jpg

Hand grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Burlak by Model 24 Stielhandgranate silenced a Czechoslovakian machine gun.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Burlak-Model 24 hg.jpg



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