Marathon, The (Maratón)

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Maratón
Maratón-poster.jpg
Cinema poster
Country Czech-republic-flag.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Ivo Novák
Release Date 1968
Language Czech
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ruda Strecha Jaromír Hanzlík
Karla Zelinková Jana Brejchová
Pfc. Jarda Strecha - Ruda's brother Vladimír Mensík
Marshal Pavel Rybalko Karel Höger
Capt. Ivan Grigorjevic Goncarenko Petr Kostka
Lt. Soukup Svatopluk Matyás
Captain Šabatka Radoslav Brzobohatý
Sgt. Stefan Jakubisko Ivan Mistrík
Col. Danilin František Peterka
General Schwarz Zdenek Stepánek


The Marathon (Original title: Maratón) is a 1968 Czech black-and-white war drama directed by Ivo Novák. Against the backdrop of historical events Prague uprising in May 1945 develops a love story escaped prisoner Ruda Strecha (Jaromír Hanzlík) and rural maids Karla Zelinková (Jana Brejchová). Alongside the Red Army rushes to help Prague also the Czechoslovak military unit, whose member is Ruda's brother Jarda Strecha (Vladimír Mensík).



The following weapons were used in the film Marathon, The (Maratón):

Contents


Handguns

Luger P08

Various characters are seen with a Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 9x19mm
Constable Kapišta (Jaroslav Moucka), who guarding the prison gate, carries a Luger P08.
The second constable Matys (Cestmír Randa) used this pistol against the officer SS Reichert (Zdenek Kryzánek).
A German warden in the hallway of prison pulls his sidearm on rebel prisoners.
One of the insurgents (Vilém Besser) in the school holds a trophy Luger P08 and pick up also Karabiner 98k rifle.
The German commander (Antonín Molcík) in the school shoots from a Luger P08.
A Luger P08 is holding by German Major (Karel Hlusicka) in the field camp.

Nagant M1895

Captain Šabatka (Radoslav Brzobohatý) carries Nagant M1895 revolver.

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo).
R Brzobohaty-NR95.jpg

Submachine guns

MP40

German soldiers and Czech insurgents, including the main characters, are seen with MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
The motorized patrol of German military police (Jaroslav Mareš and Jan Skopecek) with MP40 on their backs.
Constable Kapišta (Jaroslav Moucka) pick up a MP40 submachine gun and fired at German guards.
Karla (Jana Brejchová) took from the dead SS-men their weapons - MP40 and Karabiner 98k.
Ruda Strecha (Jaromír Hanzlík) sends the dose from submachine gun into the SS on the stairwell.
The SS-man (Karel Hábl) with a MP40 in hand seeks Ruda and Karla on the roof of the house.

PPSh-41

Czechoslovak and Soviet soldiers carry PPSh-41 submachine guns.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Cpl. Jozka (Ivan Vyskocil) with his PPSh-41 in fight.
Jarda (Vladimír Mensík) gives a submachine gun in the sidecar motorcycle.
Soviet soldier beside a wounded officer holds a PPSh-41 submachine gun.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Czech insurgents and German soldiers use mainly Karabiner 98k rifles. Also Ruda Strecha (Jaromír Hanzlík) seized this rifle as a trophy.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm
SS-soldiers firing from a rifles on insurgents in a battle for the school building.
Caretaker Mr. Kytka (Arnost Faltýnek) carries a rifle over his shoulder.
A man with glasses in a truck (Josef Kemr) allocates to insurgents rifles.
Insurgents armed with Karabiner 98k rifles on their backs in the streets of Prague.
Ruda (Jaromír Hanzlík) loot during the battle for the school building a German rifle.
Ruda is proud of his first trophy ...
Due to an mistake continuity in next scene has rifle the hooded front sight!

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

Some Czechoslovak soldiers are equipped with Mosin Nagant M44 carbines.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier who operated the 45mm anti-tank gun M1942 (M-42) carries on his back the Mosin Nagant M44 carbine.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Ruda Strecha (Jaromír Hanzlík) found hidden in a closet the 12 Gauge Double Barreled shotgun.

L.C. Smith Cased hardened hammerless side by side Field shotgun - 12 gauge.
Ruda asked Karla for ammunition for the shotgun.

Machine guns

ZB26 Machine Gun

The German army add arsenal about the ZB26 Machine Guns. Those weapons capture also Czech insurgents.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm
German watchman on the tower opened fire on the fleeing prisoners from a machine gun.
By the insurgents confiscated ZB26 machine gun is leaning against the wall next to the barricades.

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun

Czechoslovak troop is also armed with Goryunov SG-43 machine guns.

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun On 'Sokolov' mount with shield - 7.62x54mm R
This heavy machine gun is seen underfoot attacking soldiers on the left side.

MG34

German troops are still equipped with older MG34 machine guns.

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Ger-mrtn-MG34.jpg

MG42

German gunners use mainly a MG42 submachine gun.

MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
Ger-mrtn-MG42.jpg

Hand grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers carry a Model 24 Stielhandgranates. Also Czech insurgents them use as trophy weapons.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate with fragmentation sleeve.
Military policemen - Pfc. (Jaroslav Mareš) (left) and Corporal (Jan Skopecek) have grenades at his belt.
One of the Czech insurgents holds a Model 24 Stielhandgranate during the fight in the school building.

Other

SPSh Flare Pistol

The Soviet officer gave a sign from a SPSh Flare pistol, that the bridge is demining.

Russian SPSh Flare Pistol 26.5mm
Sov-mrtn-SPSh.jpg

Panzerfaust

Czech insurgents seize also some anti-tank Panzerfausts.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
CzI-mrtn-Pzfst.jpg

Minomet vz.52

Czechoslovak soldiers in battle use a Vz. 52 mortar. This weapon is in WWII anachronistic.

82mm minomet vz.52
CzS-mrtn-Mortar.jpg

45mm anti-tank gun M1942 (M-42)

German defenders opened fire at a Soviet tank from a 45mm anti-tank gun M1942 (M-42).

M1942 (M-42) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
Ger-mrtn-M1937.jpg

76mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)

In the film is seen 76mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3) in arsenal both warring parties.

M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76.2mm
ZiS-3 guns are fitted with unusual perforated muzzle breaks, supposedly fake as they seem to be not coaxial to barrels.

100mm M1944 BS-3

Also Soviet 100mm M1944 BS-3 guns are a part of the German defense front of Prague.

Ger-mrtn-88AA.jpg

Heavy DAK18 howitzer

German artillery deployed against Soviet tanks heavy DAK18 howitzers.

Ger-mrtn-DAK018.jpg

Jagdpanzer IV

Among the German heavy weapons centered around Prague are also Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyers.

Ger-mrtn-JgPzIV.jpg

Panzer IV

German tanks stormed the barricades in Prague. The head of is the Panzer IV.

Ger-mrtn-Tiger.jpg

T-34

Legendary Soviet tank T-34 No. 23 in Prague (he was next 50 years on the pedestal).

Sov-mrtn-T-34.jpg



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