Liberation: Breakthrough

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Liberation: Breakthrough
Osvobozhdenie: Proryv
OsvobozhdenieProryv-Poster.jpg
DVD cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
GDR.jpg East Germany
POL.jpg Poland
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Yuri Ozerov
Release Date 1969
Language Russian
German
Italian
Polish
Studio Mosfilm
Deutsche Film (DEFA)
ZF-Start
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.P.A.
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Marshall Georgy Zhukov Mikhail Ulyanov
Josef Stalin Bukhuti Zaqariadze
Adolf Hitler Fritz Diez
Capt. Orlov Boris Zajdenberg
Capt. Tsvetayev Nikolay Olyalin
Benito Mussolini Ivo Garrani
Sashka Sergey Nikonenko
Col. Gromov Vladimir Samojlov


Liberation: Breakthrough (Russian: Освобождение: Прорыв; Osvobozhdenie: Proryv) is a 1969 Soviet/East German/Polish/Italian World War II drama directed by Yuri Ozerov. It's a second part of five-part film series. Breakthrough focusing on one of the major Eastern Front campaign: the Battle of Dnieper River. Also shown Mussolini's arrest story.

Liberation is the most large-scale World War II film ever made in the Soviet Union.


The following weapons were used in the film Liberation: Breakthrough:

Contents


Handguns

Tokarev TT-33

Tokarev TT-33 is the standard sidearm of Russian officers

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Capt. Tsvetayev gives his TT-33 to seriously injured Col. Lukin (Vsevolod Sanayev)

Submachine Guns

PPSh-41

Soviet troops widely use PPSh-41 submachine guns in this movie. Mostly with drum magazines

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Capt. Tsvetayev fires his PPS at German ambush
Same episode

MP38

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Some of Otto Skorzeny's men (right) can be see armed with the MP38 submachine guns. Left soldier armed with the MP40

MP40

German troops widely use MP40 submachine guns in this movie. Some Russian soldiers also use captured MP40s

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Sashka (Sergey Nikonenko) fires the MP40

Rifles

Full-length Mosin Nagant Rifle

Most of Russian soldiers armed with the full-length Mosin Nagant Rifles. Some rifles have attached bayonets.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Soviet soldier holds the full-length Mosin Nagant rifle

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Sd.Kfz. 7 driver was armed with the Karabiner 98k

PTRD-41

PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle 14.5x114mm
Capt. Orlov (Boris Zajdenberg) fires the PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle at Tiger tank

PTRS-41

PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle 14.5x114mm
Soviet soldiers carry the PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

DP-27 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
Sashka (Sergey Nikonenko) fires Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun

MG42

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
The MG42 can be seen at the entrance to the building where Benito Mussolini was imprisoned

Maxim M1910/30

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
The Maxim fires real tracer cartridges

37-mm M1939 (61-K)

37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37x252SR
The 61-K AA guns fire at German aircraft

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Otto Skorzeny carries Model 24 Stielhandgranate at his belt

F-1 Hand Grenade

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Sashka carries two F-1 hand grenades at his belt

RPG-43 Anti-tank Grenade

Soviet RPG-43 anti-tank grenade
Capt. Orlov holds the RPG-43 anti-tank grenade

Gun Platformes

T-34-85

Numerous Soviet T-34-85 medium tanks. Actually entered service only in 1944

SU-100

SU-100 self-propelled tank destroyer

Universal Carrier

Destroyed Universal Carrier (also known as theBren Gun Carrier). This tracked vehicle also can be seen in some short scenes in Liberation: The Fire Bulge

Fake PzKpfw VI Tiger

German PzKpfw VI Tiger heavy tank converted from Soviet T-44 tank

Zlin.326

Czechoslovakian Zlin.326 Training aircrafts represented as Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters

Yakovlev Yak-18

Yakovlev Yak-18 training aircrafts represented as Lavochkin La-5 fighters

Tupolev Tu-4

Tupolev Tu-4 strategic bomber appears as Boeing B-29 Superfortress can be seen in Teheran Conference episode

Other

45mm Anti-tank Gun M1937 (53-K)

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45mm (1.77 in)

76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 (ZiS-3)

M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm
OsvobozhdenieProryv-ZiS3.jpg

7.5 cm PaK 40

Soviet soldiers around a captured 7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun.
OsvobozhdenieProryv-Pak40.jpg

152 mm Howitzer M1943 (D-1)

Two 152 mm howitzers M1943 (D-1) can be seen at the background. Also can be seen three ZiS-3 guns and T-34-85 tanks

Documentary Footage

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
British soldier holds the SMLE rifle. He can be seen in opening scene

M3 Half Truck

M3 Half Truck armed with the Browning M2HB. This vehicle can be seen in opening scene

DUKW

DUKW amphibious transport can be seen in opening scene

M4 Sherman

M4 Sherman medium tank can be seen in opening scene

T-34-76

Soviet T-34-76 medium tank

122 mm Howitzer M1938 (M-30)

OsvobozhdenieProryv-M30.jpg

Sd.Kfz. 251

Sd.Kfz. 251 personnel carrier can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode

StuG III

Stug III Ausf. G assault gun can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode

Panzer IV

Panzer IV Ausf H tank can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode

Tiger II

Tiger II heavy tank can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode

Wirbelwind

Wirbelwind self-propelled anti-aircraft gun can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode

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