Death Is Called Engelchen

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Smrt si říká Engelchen
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Cinema poster
Country Czech-republic-flag.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Ján Kádár
Elmar Klos
Release Date 1963
Language Czech
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pavel Jan Kacer
Marta Eva Poláková
The doctor Martin Ruzek
Nikolaj Vlado Müller
Ondra Otto Lackovic
Tonda Antonín Molcík
Dmitrij Pavel Bártl
Jožina Wanda Spinka
German general Walter Taub

Death Is Called Engelchen (Original Smrt si říká Engelchen) is a 1963 Czech black-and-white war drama directed by Ján Kádár and Elmar Klos on based biographical novel of Ladislav Mnacko about partisan movement in Moravia at end of WWII. Starring Jan Kacer, Eva Poláková, Martin Ruzek, Otto Lackovic and Vlado Müller. This movie was also released as Because We Don't Forget.

The following weapons were used in the film Death Is Called Engelchen:



Russian Nagant M1895

Pavel (Jan Kacer), commander Nikolaj (Vlado Müller) and Ondrej (Otto Lackovic) wears an ever the Nagant M1895 revolver.

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo).
Pavel pulls his revolver at the captives German. Toník (Antonín Molcík) behind him stand with a PPSh-41.

Walther P38

Pavel (Jan Kacer) also used captured Walther P38 pistol.

Walther P38 pistol - 9x19mm
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Webley Bulldog revolver

Marta (Eva Poláková) shoot the general from a Webley Bulldog revolver.

Webley Bulldog - .32 caliber.
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Luger P08

German general (Walter Taub) wears as service gun a Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 9x19mm
Partisan Dimitrij (Pavel Bártl) disarm the German general.

1910 Mauser Pocket Pistol

Nikolaj (Vlado Müller) confiscates the Mauser Pocket Pistol of a traitor Machu (Miroslav Machácek). He gave this gun to Pavel (Jan Kacer).

1910 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 6.35mm

Submachine guns


Partisans are armed with a Soviet PPSh-41 and PPS-43 submachine guns.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 35 round stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Pavel (Jan Kacer) holds his submachine gun.
Ondrej (Otto Lackovic) fired his gun in a fight.
Partisan Dimitrij (Pavel Bártl) aims an PPSh-41.


Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Commander Nikolaj (Vlado Müller) carries a PPS-43 over his shoulder.
Partisan holds a submachine gun in his hands.


German soldiers and some partisans are armed with a MP38 and MP40 submachine guns.

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A German radio operator had placed on the table his MP38.
Partisan Dimitrij (Pavel Bártl) also holds this SMG.


MP40 - 9mm
A member of a military patrol is armed with a MP40.
Ondrej (Otto Lackovic) with MP40.
Partisan with a captured German submachine gun.


Karabiner 98k

A German and partisans in the film used a Karabiner 98k rifles.

Mauser Karabiner 98 aka 98K - 7.92x57mm
Partisan pointing a rifle at the enemy in battle.
Jožina (Wanda Spinka) blessed her weapon for accurate shooting.

Sturmgewehr 44

By the partisans is seized also several Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm.
Sport Systeme Dittrich reproduction of the Haenel MKb 42(H) - 7.92x33mm.

Machine guns


Partisans are equipped with a MG34 and ZB26 Machine Guns.

MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with 75-round ammo drum
The German deserters (right is Otto Sevcík) fired a MG34 machine gun.


German soldiers and also partisans use ZB 26 leight machine guns.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm

Hand grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Partisans carry also a Model 24 Stielhandgranates and Model 43 Stielhandgranates.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade

Model 43 Stielhandgranate

Model 43 Stielhandgranate high-explosive hand grenade with fragmentation sleeve.



Panzerfaust captured by partisans has became fatal for their staff.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
Nikolaj (Vlado Müller) and Pavel (Jan Kacer) explores a new model of Panzerfaust.
Ondrej (Otto Lackovic) holds a Panzerfaust in his hand.


Before the factory building stands a German Hetzer, based on the Czechoslovakian Panzer 38(t).


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