Baltic Glory (Baltiyskaya slava)

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Baltic Glory (Baltiyskaya slava)
Baltiyskaya slava Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Yan Frid
Release Date 1957
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Fyodor Lyutov Iosif Kutyansky
Aleksandr Borisovich Ordyntsev Pavel Kadochnikov
Timofey Ivanovich Vikharev Leonid Kmit
Vasiliy Yeryomin Nikolay Makeyev
Boatswain Petrovich Mikhail Ivanov
Lyusya Zarnitsyna Inna Vykhodtseva
Tatyana Natalya Katashyova
Zhilin German Orlov


Baltic Glory (Baltiyskaya slava) is a Soviet 1957 historical war movie directed by Yan Frid. During the revolutionary events of Summer-Autumn 1917 in Russia Fyodor Lyutov (Iosif Kutyansky), Minniy Starshina (Leading Torpedo Operator) of Baltic Fleet destroyer Grom, and the commander of said destroyer Aleksandr Borisovich Ordyntsev (Pavel Kadochnikov) have to make an uneasy choice. In October 1917 Grom participates in the Battle of Moon Sound against the overwhelming forces of Imperial German Navy. When the destroyer is heavily damaged, Lyutov prevents the capture of defenceless ship in cost of his life.


The following weapons were used in the film Baltic Glory (Baltiyskaya slava):

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by numerous sailors, both Bolsheviks and Anarchists.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
An Anarchist sailor (Aleksandr Massarski) carries a Nagant and a Webley .455 Mk VI (see below).
A sailor at the right with a Nagant tucked in his belt and a mockup of RG-14 hand grenade (see below).
Another view of the grip of Nagant of abovementioned sailor.
A messenger in Bolsheviks headquarters carries a Nagant in holster.
An agent provocateur of Provisional Government holds a Nagant. The angular front sight of post-1930 version can be seen.
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Another agent provocateur with a Nagant. His revolver seems to be nickel plated. Possibly same nickel plated Nagant is seen in Dauria, filmed by same studio.
The chairman of ship committee of Grom Vasiliy Yeryomin (Nikolay Makeyev) carries a Nagant in Naval pattern holster.

Webley .455 Mk VI

One of Anarchist sailors (Aleksandr Massarski) carries a Webley .455 Mk VI revolver. It appears to be the same prop, used in several other Lenfilm productions, notably Priklucheniya Sherlocka Holmsa i Doktora Watsona.

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
The Anarchist carries a Nagant and a Webley in his belt.
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More views of the Webley revolver.

British Constabulary

One more Anarchist sailor carries a British Constabulary revolver. It appears to be the same prop, used in several other Lenfilm productions, notably Priklucheniya Sherlocka Holmsa i Doktora Watsona.

British Constabulary revolver with 5.25" barrel - .50 CF
A good view of the revolver.

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action

One more Anarchist carries a revolver that is possibly a Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action, also used in several Lenfilm productions, like said Priklucheniya Sherlocka Holmsa i Doktora Watsona.

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action - .44 Russian
A man in violet shirt and green peaked cap carries a revolver that appears to be a S&W New Model No.3.
Another view of the revolver.

Reichsrevolver M1879

One more Anarchist sailor carries a revolver that is possibly a Reichsrevolver M1879, used in numerous Lenfilm productions, like said Priklucheniya Sherlocka Holmsa i Doktora Watsona.

Reichsrevolver M1879 Revolver - 10.6x25R
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One of the Anarchists carries a revolver with orange neck lanyard of Russian police pattern. The curved shape of the grip resembles Reichsrevolver M1879 which present in Lenfilm armoury.

Smith & Wesson Revolver

One more Anarchist sailor carries a revolver that appears to be a Smith & Wesson top break model. Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model is a possible but not necessary guess.

For comparison: Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
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A sailor in center carries a S&W revolver.

Pistols

Mauser C96

Commissar of Tsentrobalt (Central Committee of the Baltic Fleet) Timofey Ivanovich Vikharev (Leonid Kmit) carries a Mauser C96 pistol. Mauser pistols are also carried by two Anarchist sailors.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Two Anarchists carry Mauser C96 pistols in holsters. The one at the right also carries a mockup of RG-14 hand grenade (see below).
Another view of the Mauser in holster of an Anarchist. A bit of trivia: a sailor in center carries a Bebut M1907 dagger.
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Vikharev carries a Mauser C96 in holster. The lanyard ring matches early models.
Vikharev carries his Mauser in another scene.

Ruby Pistol

Captain 1st Rank Ivan Karlovich Berngardt (Adolf Shestakov), officer of the staff of Baltic Fleet, carries a Ruby Pistol.

Gabilondo Ruby - .32 ACP
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Berngardt counters an insolent sailor. A bit of trivia: Berngardt carries a Soviet M1940 Kortik (naval dirk).

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Many sailors are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
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Revolutionary sailors march with M91/30 rifles. The bayonets are attached backwards (in reality such practice was banned by service manuals).
Revolutionary sailors with rifles in another scene.
Sailors with M91/30 (at right and left) and M91 (in center) rifles.
A revolutionary worker carries an M91/30 rifle when guarding Bolsheviks printing house.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Original Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles are also carried by soldiers and sailors.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
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Soldiers from the battlefield (the bearded one - Anatoliy Alekseev, the one in peaked cap - Boris Lyoskin) watch at marching sailors. They carry M91 Infantry rifles while the sailors are armed with M91/30 rifles.
A sailor in center (Aleksei Smirnov) carries an M91 rifle; other sailors are armed with M91/30s.
A good view of M91 bayonet on the rifle of the soldier at the right.
Revolutionary sailors mostly carry M91 rifles.
A soldier (Boris Lyoskin) fires at Cossacks.
A sailor carries M91 rifle with bayonet.
Most sailors carry M91 rifles.

Mosin Nagant Carbine

Cossacks carry Mosin Nagant carbines. They aren't seen close enough to identify the exact model, but out of time M38 seems to be a better guess than correct M07.

For comparison: Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
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Cossacks carry carbines.

Other Weapons

RG-14 Hand Grenade (mockup)

Many Anarchists carry stick hand grenades that look like RG-14s. But the grenades have bright white bodies, so they are possibly aluminum mockups, though not training dummy grenades, often used as a screen replacement of RG-14s, as these grenades have typical lever on grip, making them more lookalike with original RG-14s.

For comparison: RG-14 hand grenade.
Several men in center carry grenades.
An Anarchist sailor with a grenade and a Mauser C96 in holster.
A grenade on the belt of one of sailors (at the left).
A grip of a grenade of an Anarchist (Pavel Pervushin) is seen at the right.
A grip of a grenade is seen in center.
An Anarchist sailor at the right carries a Nagant M1895 in his belt and holds a grenade. This grenade is definitely a mockup as it lacks the hole for fuze on the top of the body.

Trivia

Warships

Scenes of naval battle are filmed on the gunboat Krasnoye Znamya (former Khrabryy) that was a real participant of the Battle of Moon Sound. Krasnoye Znamya stands for both destroyer Grom and for herself. During the filming, the ship was already decommissioned and partially dismantled.

130mm B-13 naval guns are mounted on Krasnoye Znamya. In this scene the ship stands for destroyer Grom.
A view on the breech of the gun allows to positively identify it.
A B-13 gun on the bow of the ship.
Three 130mm guns on the stern of the ship.
Former Khrabryy appears in the movie as herself.

During the naval battle Fyodor Lyutov operates a triple torpedo launcher that is 533mm 39-Ju model, issued to Soviet Navy only in 1936. Judging by the fact that the torpedo launcher is mounted not on the centerline (as it is on destroyers) but at the board, the ship on which the scene was filmed must be a cruiser, almost certainly Kirov.

A torpedo is launched.
A general view of the torpedo launcher.
The launcher is mounted at the board of the ship.

Artillery

A pair of ancient mortars is seen at the walls of Admiralty building in Petrograd.

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