Assassination, The (Atentát)

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Atentát
Atentát-movie poster.jpg
Cinema poster
Country Czech-republic-flag.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Jirí Sequens
Release Date 1964
Language Czech
German
English
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
1st Lt. Král Radoslav Brzobohatý
1st Lt. Sedlák Ludek Munzar
Sgt. Ota Strnad Rudolf Jelínek
Sgt. Tousek Jirí Kodet
Sgt. Vyskocil Ladislav Mrkvicka
Sgt. Vrbas Josef Vinklár
The gamekeeper Oldrich Lukes
SS-Sturmbannführer Görke Gerhard Rachold
Commissioner Sleicher Oldrich Velen
Col. Moravec Jirí Vrstala


The Assassination (Original title: Atentát) is a 1964 Czech black-and-white war drama directed by Jirí Sequens. The story depicting the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in 1942 which was perpetrated by parachutists from the group ANTHROPOID sent from England. For those interested in war history this is cult film.



The following weapons were used in the film Assassination, The (Atentát):

Contents


Pistols

CZ 38

Czechoslovak paratroopers and their British instructors use mostly CZ 38 pistols.

9×17mm Browning Short
1st Lt. Král (Radoslav Brzobohatý).
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Sgt. Strnad (Rudolf Jelínek).
Sgt. Tousek (Jirí Kodet).
Sgt. Vyskocil (Ladislav Mrkvicka).
Scotish SOE instruktor.

SACM M1935A

Sgt. Ota Strnad (Rudolf Jelínek) owned also a SACM M1935A pistol.

SACM M1935A - 7.65 x 22mm Longue
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Walther P38

Some Gestapo men carry a Walther P38 pistol. Czech paratroopers also captured this gun.

Walther P38 pistol - 9x19mm
One of Gestapo men hold a Walther P38 in his hand.
Sgt. Ota Strnad (Rudolf Jelínek).
Sgt. Vyskocil (Ladislav Mrkvicka).

Luger P08

Most SS, SD and Gestapo officers in 1942 are equipped with Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 9x19mm
Gestapo Commissioner Sleicher (Oldrich Velen) with his sidearm in hand.
A SS officer pulls a Luger P08 in the church.
A SD officer holds a Luger P08 as he examines a map of the crypt.

Submachine guns

Sten

The main weapon of Czechoslovak paratroopers from Great Britain were Sten submachine gun.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
Sgt. Vrbas (Josef Vinklár) marches with a Sten at jump school.
Sgt. Vyskocil's (Ladislav Mrkvicka) Sten gun, true to form, fails when needed.
1st Lt. Král (Radoslav Brzobohatý) watchs from the church with a slung Sten gun.
Sgt. Strnad (Rudolf Jelínek) fires on the Germans from the church gallary.
Sgt. Toušek (Jirí Kodet) fires at an SS trooper descending into the church crypt.
Sgt. Vyskočil, Sten in hand, refuses to surrender.

MP40

Some SS soldiers are armed with MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
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Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Most German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm
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12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A gamekeeper (Oldrich Lukes) carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled shotgun.

L.C. Smith Cased hardened hammerless side by side Field shotgun - 12 gauge.
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Machine guns

MG34

Germans deploy an MG34 machine gun against the trapped paratroopers.

MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with 75-round ammo drum
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MG42

An MG42 is seen briefly before becoming an MG34 in a continuity error (in 1942 is anachronistic).

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
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Hand grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranates throws SS men during the fight in the church on defenders.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate with fragmentation sleeve.
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Training Grenade

The Czechoslovakian troops use dummy grenades while training in Scottland

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Trivia

8.8 cm Pak 43/41

Before a church stand also a 8.8 cm Pak 43/41 cannon.

8.8 cm Pak 43/41 anti-tank gun on Rhienmetall split-trail mount - 88x822mm R
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122mm howitzer M1938 (M-30)

The panzer drags a 122mm howitzers M1938 (M-30).

Soviet 121.92 mm (4.8 inch) howitzer
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105mm Flak 38

Planes with paratroopers and also night bombers were under heavy fire from 10.5 cm FlaK 38.

A Flak 38 105 mm anti-aircraft gun
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