|In the Name of the Fatherland|
(Vo imya Rodiny)
Modern DVD Cover
In the Name of the Fatherland (Vo imya Rodiny) is a Soviet 1943 B&W war drama movie directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Dmitriy Vasilyev and based on the play "Russian People" by Konstantin Simonov. In Autumn 1942 Ivan Globa and Valya Anoshchenko perform a mission in a Soviet town, currently occupied by Nazi troops. They need to desinformate a German general about the plans of Soviet troops, so Globa pretends to be a defector.
The following weapons were used in the film In the Name of the Fatherland (Vo imya Rodiny):
Maj. Aleksandr Vasin (Fyodor Kurikhin) has a Nagant M1895.
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Vasin's revolver is seen at the right.
Capt. Ivan Safonov's (Nikolay Kryuchkov) personal handgun is a Ruby pistol. He gives it to Valya Anoshchenko (Maria Pastukhova). An identical pistol (most likely the same prop) is hold by Hilfspolizei Kozlovsky (Mikhail Chepel).
Kozlovsky threatens Marfa Petrovna Safonova.
Capt. Safonov carries the Ruby in TT holster.
Safonov draws his pistol.
The long grip of Ruby is seen.
Another view of Ruby pistol in hands of Valya.
German officers, including General (Vsevolod Pudovkin), Col. Werner (Boris Poslavsky), Capt. Rosenberg (Aleksandr Rumnev), carry Luger P08 pistols.
Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun.
The general carries Luger in holster.
A German officer holds his Luger during the attack.
Capt. Rosenberg fires his Luger.
Col. Werner carries the Luger holster.
NCO Lemke (uncredited) holds his Luger in the final scene.
Soviet soldiers use Suomi KP/-31 SMGs, standing for PPD-40s and PPSh-41s.
A soldier holds a Suomi SMG at the left.
A soldier with Suomi in attack.
A soldier at the left holds a Suomi in final scene.
Some PPSh-41s are also seen.
PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Soviet soldier holds his PPSh in the final scene.
A soldier at the right holds a PPSh.
Some German soldiers are armed with MP38 SMGs.
A soldier with MP38 in the final scene.
Some German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are main weapons of Soviet soldiers.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier holds M91/30 rifle at the background.
A closeup of barrel and bayonet.
Soviet soldier in action.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
Many German soldiers are armed with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles, often with attached bayonets.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier knocks the door with the buttstock of his rifle.
German soldier with Gewehr 98 in action.
rear sight can be seen.
What appears to be Polish Mauser Karabinek wz.29 rifle is hold by a German soldier.
Polish WZ29 Mauser - 8x57mm
Soviet troops use Maxim M1910 machine guns.
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Soviet Maxim in action. This is the model with smooth water jacket.
German troops use Maxim MG08 machine guns.
Maxim MG08 on 'sledge' mount - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG08 on 'sledge' mount is seen at the right.
During the final attack of Soviet troops abandoned MG34 on tripod is seen on position.
MG34 on tripod - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Soviet soldier uses RPG-40 anti-tank grenade.
Soviet RPG-40 anti-tank grenade. The manual for use of grenade is seen on its body.
A soldier readies RPG-40 grenade.
A self-propelling mockup of a German tank. It has three turrets, main and two small and looks lke a crossbreed between Soviet T-28 and German Neubaufahrzeug.