Ashes and Diamonds

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Ashes and Diamonds
Ashes and Diamonds-Poster.jpg
DVD Cover
Country Poland.jpg Poland
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Release Date 1958
Language Polish
Studio Zespól Filmowy "Kadr"
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maciek Chelmicki Zbigniew Cybulski
Krystyna Ewa Krzyzewska
Szczuka Waclaw Zastrzezynski
Andrzej Adam Pawlikowski
Drewnowski Bogumil Kobiela
Portier Jan Ciecierski


Ashes and Diamonds (Polish Title: Popiół i diament) is a Polish 1958 World War II drama directed by Andrzej Wajda. An Armia Krajowa (Polish underground forces which were loyal to the Polish government in exile) fighter Maciek and his commander Andrzej are ordered to kill Communist leader Szczuka on the last days of World War II. But by mistake they killed ordinary workers from a cement plant.

The following weapons are featured in the film Ashes and Diamonds:

Contents


Vis wz. 35

Vis wz. 35 - 9x19mm
Maciek Chelmicki (Zbigniew Cybulski) checks his Vis wz. 35 pistol
Maciek fires the Vis
Ashes and Diamonds-WZ35-3.jpg

MP40

Maciek`s weapon of choice is the MP40 submachine gun

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Maciek holds MP40 submachine gun
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Maciek reloads his MP40
Maciek holds the MP40 submachine gun. Andrzej (Adam Pawlikowski) holds his Sten submachine gun

Sten Mk II

Andrzej`s weapon of choice is the Sten Mk II submachine gun

Sten Mk II Submachine gun - 9x19mm
Maciek gives a Sten submachine gun to Andrzej
Andrzej holds his Sten submachine gun
Andrzej fires his Sten

PPSh-41

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Polish soldiers armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns

PPS-43

PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Polish soldier holds the PPS-43 submachine gun
Another Polish soldiers with their PPS-43 submachine guns

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mmR.
Russian soldiers carry their Mosin Nagant M44 Carbines.
Polish soldier (to the right) armed with the Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine.

Trivia

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Original cinema poster for Ashes and Diamonds (1958)



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