Dnieper Line: Love and War

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Dnieper Line: Love and War (Dnieprovski rubej)
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DVD Cover
Country BELARUS.jpg Belarus
Directed by Denis Skvortsov
Release Date 2009
Language Russian
Studio Belarusfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Division Commander Alexei Zubov Igor Sigov
Zoya Sintsova Kseniya Knyazeva
Ivan Jigunov Anatoliy Kot
Colonel Pyotr Shadrin Viktor Molchyan
Anna Anna Gorshkova


Dnieper Line: Love and War (original name Dnieprovski rubej - "Dnieper Line") is a 2009 Belarussian war movie directed by Denis Skvortsov. The story takes place in July 1941 during the Soviet defence of the town of Mogilev on the Dniepr river.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Dnieper Line: Love and War:

Contents


Handguns

Nagant M1895 Revolver

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by many Soviet officers and NCO.

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo)
A Soviet officer holds his Nagant revolver.
Commissar Ivan Jigunov (Anatoliy Kot) fires his Nagant.
Zoya Sintsova (Kseniya Knyazeva) fires her Nagant. Next to her a medical orderly soldier fires Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine.
A close view at the Nagant revolver.

TT-33 Pistol

Tokarev TT-33 pistols are used by several Soviet officers.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
A German saboteur, dressed as a Soviet officer, fires his TT pistol.
Colonel Shadrin (Viktor Molchyan) fires his TT.
Major Katjushin (Ivan Pavlov) fires his TT during the battle for the Mogilev railroad station.
NKVD officer (Evgeni Ivkovitch) loads his TT.

Mauser C96 Pistol

A Mauser C96 pistol is a personal weapon weapon of Division Commander Alexei Zubov (Igor Sigov).

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Mauser C96 in wooden holster is seen on the table.
Wounded Zubov holds his Mauser.
Zubov with Mauser in the final scene. Next to him is Zoya Sintsova (Kseniya Knyazeva) with a Nagant M1895.

Luger P08 Pistol

A Luger P08 is briefly seen in a holster of German officer Paul Schmidt (Nikolai Kozak).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun, thus it is a World War One firearm.
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Submachine guns

PPD-40

A PPD-40 submachine gun is a personal weapon of Colonel Shadrin (Viktor Molchyan).

Soviet PPD-40 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Shadrin leads his soldiers in attack with a PPD in hand.
Shadrin fires his PPD.

MP38

MP38 SMGs are used by German soldiers. Captured MP38s are seen in hands of Soviet soldiers.

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
A German soldier holds an MP38 in the opening scene.
A German soldier holds an MP38. At the background other soldiers inspect the captured Soviet BT-7 tank.
A Soviet soldier fires a captured MP38.

MP40

MP40 SMGs are used by German soldiers. Captured MP40s are seen in hands of Soviet soldiers.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
German soldiers throw Model 24 Stielhandgranate grenades at Soviet positions. An MP40 is seen on the ground.
German tank officer fires MP40 during the Soviet night counterattack.
A Soviet civil volonteer Jernosek (Nikolai Kolozin) fires a captured MP40 in the final scene.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are main weapons of Soviet soldiers.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR.
A Soviet soldier with an M1891/30 rifle.
A view at the barrel of M1891/30 rifle. Note that the bayonet is attached backwards. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.
A Soviet soldier with an M1891/30 rifle.
Soviet soldiers fire their rifles with attached bayonets at the German planes.
A Soviet soldier fires his rifle at the crewmen of burning German tank.
Artillerymen carry M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbines are also seen in hands of Soviet soldiers, mostly artillerymen.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
A medical orderly soldier fires an M38 carbine. Next to him Zoya Sintsova (Kseniya Knyazeva) fires her Nagant M1895 revolver.
Zoya Sintsova fires an M38 carbine in the same scene.
A close view at the opened bolt.
A mortar crew member at the foreground is armed with a M38 carbine.

Tokarev SVT-40

SVT-40 is seen in hands of an unnamed Soviet soldier (Evgeni Sangadjiev).

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
A soldier with an SVT-40.
A close view at the receiver.
A close view at the barrel.
The soldier fires his SVT in the final scene.

Mauser Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are main weapons of German soldiers.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
A close view at the barrel of Kar 98k. An MG34 is seen at the background.
A German soldier holds his Kar 98k.
A German soldier aims his Kar 98k.
German soldiers fire their rifles.

Machine guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Soviet soldiers use Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns.

DP-27 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A Soviet soldier fire DP-27 at German planes.
A close view at the DP-27.
A DP-27 on the ground.
Commissar Ivan Jigunov (Anatoliy Kot) fires DP-27 during the defence of the airfield.
A close view at the loading of DP magazine.
A Soviet soldier fires DP in the final scene.

MG34

German soldiers use MG34 machine guns, both on bipods and tripods. In the scenes where MG34s are firing they are substituted with visually modified PK/PKM machine guns.

MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with front and rear sights folded down.
A halftrack APC is armed with an MG34. At the background a PzKpfw IV tank is seen.
A German soldier aims MG34. The using of the shoulder of other soldier to support the machine gun was a common practice in Wehrmacht.
An MG34 is mounted in the sidecar of the motorcycle.
An MG34 is mounted on the tripod.

PK (visually modified to resemble MG34)

Visually modified PK/PKMs stand for MG-34 in various scenes.

A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
A visually modified PK is mounted on the halftrack APC.
A visually modified PK is mounted in the sidecar of the motorcycle.

PK (standing for DT)

Replicas of BA-20 armored cars carry PK Machine Guns with the front sight removed as their main armament, rather than the correct (and probably unavailable) Degtyaryov DT.

PK machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A close view at the PK, mounted in the turret of the BA-20.

PKT (visually modified to resemble MG34 Panzerlauf)

Visually modified PKTs stand for MG-34 Panzerlauf, mounted on Pz III tanks.

PKT machine gun with 250-round ammo drum - 7.62x54mm R
Two fake MG-34 Panzerlauf are mounted on the replica of PzKpfw III tank.
The turret MG is firing.
The front MG is firing (this one may be a non-firing mockup of a barrel with CGI muzzle flame).

Maxim M1910

Maxim M1910 machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers. They can be indetified by their smooth water-jackets that are typical for Maxims manufactured during the WW1 and in early 1920s.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim M1910 is seen in the trench after the battle.
Two Maxim machine guns: M1910 at the left and M1910/30 at the right.
A close view at the muzzle.
Maxim M1910, Mosin Nagant M1891/30 and Karabiner 98k rifles are seen among the bodies of Soviet and German soldiers after the battle.

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by Soviet soldiers.

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
Maxim M1910/30 on the fortress mounting. It is the post 1941 manufacture machine gun. The hose is attached incorrectly: in real fortress mounting is was attached to water jacket.
A view at the Maxim machine gun from the rear.
Two Maxim machine guns: M1910 at the left and M1910/30 at the right.
Maxim M1910/30 fires at Germans.

Maxim M-4 Quad Mounting

The M-4 AA quad mounting of Maxim M1910/30 appeares in the final scene. This movie prop is a genuine M-4 from a Belarusian museum.

Maxim M1910/30 in M-4 AA quad mounting
The M-4 AA quad mounting is seen installed in a truck.
A close view at the M-4.
A Soviet officer fires the M-4 at attacking German soldiers.

Maxim MG08

In one scene German soldiers fire Maxim MG08 machine gun.

Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG08 fires.
Another view at MG08.

Degtyaryov DS-39

In one scene a Degtyaryov DS-39 machine gun is seen.

Degtyaryov DS-39 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
A DS-39 is seen on the breastwork of the trench.

Chatellerault FM 24/29

In one scene a German soldier carries a Fusil mitrailleur modele 1924 M29. These French light machine guns, better known as FM 24/29, were really used by Germans as leMG 116(f). Due to absence of original French 7.5mm cartridges, the movie-used machine gun is converted to use 7.62x39 cartridges; an AKM magazine is seen (due to its curved shape this FM 24/29 resembles Bren).

Chatellerault M1924/29 Light Machine Gun - 7.5x54mm R
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Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate grenades are used by German soldiers. Captured Model 24s are seen in hands of Soviet soldiers.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade.
German soldiers throw Model 24 grenades at Soviet positions. An MP40 is seen on the ground.
A dead German soldier still holds a grenade. Several Karabiner 98k are seen around.
A German soldier readies a grenade. He also carries an MP38 or MP40 SMG. Another soldier is armed with an FM 24/29 machine gun.

RGD-33 stick grenade

RGD-33 grenades are widely used by Soviet soldiers.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
A Soviet soldier holds a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle and an RGD-33 grenade.
A close view at RGD-33.
A bundle of RGD-33 grenades.
A soldier readies an RGD-33 to throw.

Incendiary Bottle No. 3

Many Soviet soldiers are armed with No. 3 incendiary bottles (known outside the USSR as "Molotov cocktail").

Soviet No.3 Fire Bottle
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Other Weapon

Flammenwerfer 41

A mockup of Flammenwerfer 41 is seen in hands of a German soldier in the opening scene.

Flammenwerfer 41 flamethrower
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Gewehrgranatengerät

A Gewehrgranatengerät (known also as Schiessbecher - "shooting cup") rifle grenade launcher is seen in one scene. This weapon is mounted on the muzzle of Karabiner 98k and fires 30mm grenades.

Gewehrgranatengerät ("rifle grenade apparatus") with accessories - 30x250 mm
Gewehrgranatengerät, mounted on Karabiner 98k rifle.
A German soldier is armed with a Kar 98K with Gewehrgranatengerät 41. An MG08 is seen at the background.
Loading of the Gewehrgranatengerät.
The soldier fires the rifle grenade.

OSP-30 Flare Pistol

An OSP-30 Flare Pistol is seen in one scene.

Russian OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
A German saboteur, dressed as a Soviet officer, readies to fire an OSP-30 flare pistol in order to show the position of the Soviet headquarters to German planes.

SPSh Flare Pistol

An SPSh Flare Pistol is seen in one scene. Unlike OSP-30, this one is anachronistic as it entered service only in 1943.

Russian SPSh Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
NKVD officer (Evgeni Ivkovitch) fires a signal to the Soviet plane.
Another view at the SPSh.

Signal Flare

In one scene a German soldier is seen with a short tube that he readies and throws in the direction of Soviet positions. It is supposed to be a signal flare used to show the target to artillery and aviation.

A German soldier readies a signal flare. The soldier next to him readies a Model 24 Stielhandgranate. An MP40 is seen on the ground.
Another view at the same scene.

Trivia

PzKpfw III Replica

A replica of PzKpfw III was made specially for the filming of this movie. It is based on BMP-1 chassis. Later the same tank appeared in The Brest Fortress (Brestskaya Krepost).

The Pz III on the road.
The Pz III in attack.

PzKpfw IV

A PzKpfw IV is seen in an opening scene. It is a non-moving museum exhibit.

Tatra OT-810 (as Sd.Kfz. 251)

Two Tatra OT-810, post-war Czechoslovak copy of German Sd.Kfz. 251 halftrack APC, were used during the filming of the movie. They are armed with MG34 machine guns which switch to visually modified PK in the scenes of firing.

A halftrack APC armed with an MG34. At the background a PzKpfw IV tank is seen.

BA-20 Replica

Two replicas of BA-20 armored car were made specially for the filming of this movie. Later they were used in filming of The Brest Fortress (Brestskaya Krepost). The replicas use genuine bodies of BA-20 and chassis and engines of GAZ-67. Instead of original Degtyaryov DT they carry PK Machine Guns with the front sight removed.

A BA-20 at the forest road.
A closer view at the BA-20.

BT-7

German soldiers inspect the captured Soviet BT-7 tank.

45-mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K)

45 mm anti-tank gun M1937 (53-K) are used by Soviet troops in several scenes.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
German soldiers inspect captured Soviet 45-mm guns.

3-inch gun in fortress mounting

A 3-inch gun M1902/30 L30 is mounted in the fortress in the opening scene.
Soviet artillerists load the gun in the fortress.

122-mm Howitzer M1910/30

A Soviet 122-mm howitzer M1910/30 after the battle.

37-mm M1939 (61-K) AA gun

37-mm M1939 (61-K) AA guns are seen in several scenes.

37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37x252SR
37mm AA gun guards the headquarters and the hospital in the town of Mogilev.
The same AA position in another scene.

Mortar

Soviet mortars appear in one scene. They are seen only partially, and it's hard to identify the model, but due to the size of the muzzle they are most likely 120-mm.

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15 cm Nebelwerfer 41

A 15 cm Nebelwerfer 41 is used by Germans in one scene.

15 cm Nebelwerfer 41 multiple rocket launcher
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