Attack and Retreat (Italiani brava gente)
Attack and Retreat (original Italian title Italiani brava gente (literally "Italians are good people"), Russian title Oni shli na vostok ("They went to the East") is a 1964 Italian-Soviet war drama directed by Giuseppe De Santis. The film depicts the story of Italian soldiers of Italian Expeditionary Corps in Russia who fought on the Eastern Front along with Wehrmacht until the bitter end during the Battle of Stalingrad.
The following weapons were used in the film Attack and Retreat (Italiani brava gente):
Beretta Model 38A
Soldiers of "Blackshirts" unit and Maj. Ferri's "Arditi" (shock troops) are armed with Beretta Model 38A submachine guns.
Numerous German soldiers carry MP40s. MP40s are also used by Soviet partisans.
Soviet tank crewmembers fire PPSh-41 SMGs when their T-34 counterattacks Italian troops in Summer 1941. Many Soviet soldiers and partisans are armed with PPSh-41s in the scene in Winter 1941/42 and during the Battle of Stalingrad.
Czech Mauser Vz. 33 (Mocked up as Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle)
Most Italian soldiers, including Pvt. Gabrielli (Raffaele Pisu), Sanna (Riccardo Cucciolla), Bazzocchi (Lev Prygunov), Collodi (Gino Pernice), and Sgt. Manfredonia (Nino Vingelli) are armed with Mauser rifles, fitted with fake Mannlicher-style magazines that gives the rifles a distant resemblance with Carcano M91/38 Short Rifle. The Mausers are supposed to be Czech Vz. 33 carbines thought the sights seem slightly different.
Mosin Carbine (Mocked up as Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine)
Italian soldiers also use Mosin Nagant M1938 (or M1944) carbines, mocked up as the Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbines. The typical folding bayonets of Carcano carbines seem to be permanently fixed to the barrels.
A Mauser 98AZ carbine is seen in one scene.
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
Many Soviet soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1938 carbines.
Breda Modello 30
Italian infantry use Breda Modello 30 light machine guns.
Breda Modello 37
Breda Modello 37 machine guns are also used by Italians.
During the Battle of Stalingrad Italian soldiers use German MG34 machine guns.
During the Italian attack on the bridge in Summer 1941 Soviet soldiers use the Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine gun. DP-27s are also seen during the Soviet offensive at Stalingrad.
During the Italian attack on the bridge in Summer 1941 Soviet soldiers also use the Maxim M1910/30 machine gun. Maxims are also seen during the Soviet offensive at Stalingrad. In one scene a Maxim is seen in Italian trench (correct enough as Italian troops often used captured Soviet weapons that were better fit for Russian winter).
Goryunov SGMT machine gun is front mounted on AT-P armoured artillery tractor, visually modified as an Italian tank.
SRCM Mod. 35
Italian soldiers use SRCM Mod. 35 hand grenades.
7.5 cm Pak 40
Several abandoned 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT guns are seen during the retreat of German and Italian troops.
A TT-33 is briefly seen in hands of a Soviet officer during Soviet offensive at Stalingrad. The scene is a footage from 1949 film The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part II.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Soviet soldiers with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are seen in documentary footage of the Soviet offensive at Stalingrad.
45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)
Several 53-K AT guns are seen during Soviet offensive at Stalingrad. The scene is a footage from 1949 film The Battle of Stalingrad (Stalingradskaya bitva), Part II.
76.2mm M1927 Regimental Gun
Soviet 76.2mm M1927 regimental guns stand for Italian field artillery.
85mm AA gun M1939 (52-K)
Soviet 85mm AA guns 52-K are seen in the final scene, standing for abandoned German 88mm guns.
Several abandoned field cannons of WW1 vintage are seen in the final scene.
T-34-85 tanks, anachronistic for 1941-1942, are seen in several scenes.
T-34-76 tanks are seen in documentary footage.
T-34 (visually modified)
T-34 tanks are also visually modified to look like German tanks (very crude representation of Tiger or late Pz.IV).
AT-P Armoured Artillery Tractor (visually modified)
Visually modified Soviet postwar AT-P armoured artillery tractors stand for Italian tanks. They keep front mounted SGMT machine guns and get fake turrets.