|Battle of Warsaw 1920
||Zodiak Jerzy Hoffman Film Production Sp. z o.o.
Battle of Warsaw 1920 (Original: 1920 Bitwa Warszawska) is a 2011 Polish war film directed by Jerzy Hoffman. Poland's winning battle against Soviet Russia as seen through the eyes of two young protagonists, cabaret dancer Ola Raniewska (Natasza Urbanska) and cavalry officer Jan Krynicki (Borys Szyc). The first Polish 3D feature film.
The following weapons are seen in the movie Battle of Warsaw 1920:
Russian Nagant M1895
Military commanders on both sides wore as a service weapon Nagant revolvers.
Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo).
Chekist Bukowski (Adam Ferency
) aims his Nagant at the Polish officer.
Also a Polish Army officer carries the Nagant as his service revolver.
A Red Army officer uses his Nagant in fight.
Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Jan Krynicki's (Borys Szyc) pistol is found.
Berthier Mle 1916 Carbine
Ola Raniewska (Natasza Urbanska) and other female volunteers are armed with Berthier Mle 1916 carbines.
Berthier Model 1916 Carabine
Steyr Mannlicher M1895
The most common equipment of Polish soldiers are the Steyr Mannlicher M1895 carbines. As a cavalry trooper it has initially also Jan Krynicki (Borys Szyc).
Steyr M1895 Short Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56R
A clear identifying feature of the Steyr M1895 rifle series is the stacking pin that protrudes forward on the left side of the rifle, originally used to stand rifle up against each other in the field - 8x56R
Cavalryman Jan Krynicki with a rifle on his back departs at the front.
Soldier with a Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifle defends a station of the machine gun.
Military escort carry on the back a Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifles.
Gewehr 1898 rifle
Some Polish and also Red Army soldiers are seen with Gewehr 98 rifles.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 7.92x57mm Mauser
Polish women volunteers carry rifles on their back.
Red Army infantryman holds a Gewehr 98 in his hands.
Czech Persian Mauser Model 98/29
Polish troops in the film carry also Czech Persian Mauser 98/29 rifles, which is an anachronism.
Czech Persian Mauser 98/29 8x57 mm
Polish shooters dammed a street by of the line of fire.
Jan Krynicki (Borys Szyc
) carries his rifle in a fight.
Mosin Nagant Rifle
Red Army soldiers are mostly armed with full-length Mosin Nagant Rifles
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
The armament of the Polish infantry guns were not missing also Chauchat light machine guns. The Chauchat was actually used by the Polish army chambered in 7.92x57mm Mauser
Chauchat Light Machine Gun - 8x50mmR Lebel
The Polish army was in service with Maxim MG08 heavy machine guns.
Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Polish soldiers waits at their station with a Maxim MG08 machine gun, ...
... when comes to unexpected attack of Red cavalry.
Both Russian and Polish soldiers use the Maxim M1910/30 machine guns on "Sokolov" wheel mounts both with and without shields. These are later model machine guns as they feature the trap door on the top of the barrel jacket which was only introduced after 1941 making their appearance anachronistic.
Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
Red Army soldiers use a Maxim gun on a "tachanka" as anti-aircraft gun.
Polish machine-gunners repel a Red Army infantry attack.
Ola (Natasza Urbanska) mows down attacking Russian troops.
Maxim LMG 08/15 "Spandau"
In the interwar period the Polish Air Force used a Spandau MG08/15 machine gun.
Parabellum LMG 17
The rear-gunner has a Parabellum MG17 machine gun.
Parabellum MG17 aircraft machine Gun - 7.92 x 57mm
UK vz. 59
Soldier carries the Czech Vz. 59 which is disguised as MG08/15 machine gun.
Model 17 Stielhandgranate
Jan Krynicki (Borys Szyc) throws a Model 17 Stielhandgranate at the attacking Bolsheviks.
Model 17 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
76.2mm divisional gun M1902
Polish artillery was equipped a 76.2mm divisional gun M1902.
Red Army soldiers are covered by a BA-27, in 1920 it is anachronistic.
The Polish troops are covered by a French Renault FT-17
The FT-17 helps lead the Polish attack.