March of Millions

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Die Flucht
March of Millions
FluchtCover.jpg
Movie Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
Language French
German
Polish
Russian
Channel ARD
Genre War Drama
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 2
Main Cast
Character Actor
Magdalena von Mahlenberg Maria Furtwängler
Berthold von Mahlenberg Jürgen Hentsch
François Beauvais Jean-Yves Berteloot
Louis Frédéric Vonhof
Heinrich Graf von Gernstorff Tonio Arango
Rüdiger Graf von Gernstorff Hanns Zischler



March of Millions is a 2007 German two-part film drama directed by Kai Wessel. Summer of 1944, Lena Countess von Mahlenberg returns from Berlin to her East Prussian homeland. Once there, the self-confident young woman is confronted not only with her family's past but also with the desolate situation of the civilian population. In the chaos of war, Lena revolted against senseless orders from the Wehrmacht and campaigned for the rights of forced laborers. In doing so, she develops a special relationship with the French prisoner François. As the Eastern Front approaches, a huge flow of refugees begins


The following weapons were used in the film March of Millions:

Contents


Pistols

Walther P38

An SS soldier is briefly seen with a Walther P38 during the removal of forced laborers from the estate of the Mahlenbergs.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
The SS soldier brandishes his Walther to prevent François (Jean-Yves Berteloot) from getting Mikolai.
Same soldier holds the pistol before aiming at François.

Walther PPK

Ferdinand von Gernstorff (Max von Thun) owns a Walther PPK.

Early Waffenamt marked Walther PPK - .32 ACP.
Ferdinand removes the PPK from the drawer during the dispute with his brother.

FN Model 1922

When Soviet soldiers have arrived at his villa Berthold von Mahlenberg (Jürgen Hentsch) takes an FN Model 1922 pistol.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
The Model 1922 in his left hand while taking the loose rounds with the other hand.
After inserting some rounds into the magazine he prepares to load the pistol watched by his faithful dogs.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is briefly used by Heinrich von Gernstorff (Tonio Arango) in the second episode to put a wounded horse out of its misery.

Luger P08 with black grips - 9x19mm
Heinrich points the Luger at the wounded horse. Note the position of the toggle-action; in the next scene it moves into firing position without being touched.

Submachine Guns

MP40

Wehrmacht, SS soldiers and Feldgendarmerie (Military Police) are wiedly armed with MP40s. At the end of Episode 1, the leader of the Soviet squad (Sakalas Uzdavinys) is also armed with this submachine gun.

Maschinenpistole 40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
An SS soldier escorts forced laborers including Mikolai (Michael Ginsburg) to their execution.
The same SS member opens fire at a fleeing laborer.
A captured trophy MP40 in the hands of the Soviet leader giving orders to his men.
German MPs firing their submachine guns.
A single Feldjäger searches a waggon with his MP40 at the ready.

MP38

Some MP38s are also wielded by German forces.

Maschinenpistole 38 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Close-up of a firing MP38. Note the larger charging handle.

PPSh-41

PPSh-41 with drum magazines are used by some Soviet soldiers.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet soldiers securing the entrance of the Mahlenberg property.
Two soldiers smash their PPSh against a barricaded door.
One of the Soviets shoots his SMG at Dietrich, the Butler (Winfried Glatzeder).
Russians storming a small farm hut with their guns.

PPS-43

Some Soviets also have PPS-43 submachine guns.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Russian threatens Babette (Gabriela Maria Schmeide).
His officer grabs the PPS' barrel and says what to do with her instead.
During the night, the same soldier gets angry and starts spraying his PPS into the air because he didn't get what he wanted. The folded stock is perfectly seen.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

German soldiers, SS and Volkssturm can be seen using Karabiner 98ks. Ferdinand, Fritz, and a few Soviet soldiers are seen with these carbines, too.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers at a railway station in East-Prussia with their carbines slung.
Ferdinand making his way to Heinrich's car carries his Kar98k in his right hand.
A detailed view of one carbine that has the late war welded barrel band.
Running Soviet soldier with a German carbine.
The Karabiner of Fritz hanging over his shoulder.

Mauser Puška vz. 98/22

Fritz (Josef Mattes) can be seen with a full-length Mauser rifle, which appears to be a Vz. 98/22 Czech Mauser.

Czech BRNO Vz.98/22 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The enthusiastic Fritz is getting ready to be driven to the front.
A view of the Mauser slung over his shouldler.
Closer view of the front sight and parade hook.
A slightly different view which offers a view of simple tangent-leaf sight.

Mosin Nagant M91/30

Soviet soldiers are mainly armed with Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles. At the German checkpoint, German soldiers and Volkssturm members can also be seen Mosin-Nagants.

Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
A Soviet soldier holds his rifle while riding on a tank.
Shoulder view of another soldier. This Mosin-Nagant has a curved bolt-handle what was actually common on scoped variants.
A closer view of the barrel with the hooded front sight.
An old Volkssturm member talking to Heinrich with a Mosin-Nagant over his back.
Another view of the same rifle reveals the cocking knob.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

Some Mosin Nagant M44 Carbines are also used by Soviet soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
A Soviet soldier jumps off a tank with his M44 carbine.
The same soldier rushes to the villa.

Mauser Standard Modell

A single Standard Modell rifle is briefly seen in the hands of a Feldgendarmerie.

Mauser Standard Modell - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The soldier on the left holds his Mauser. Note the under-barrel sling swivel.
The straight bolt handle is seen.

Enfield P14

A German soldier can be seen with a British Pattern 1914 Enfield rifle at the checkpoint.

Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK
A soldier walks with the P14. Note the front sight with large "ears".
The same soldier draws a ZIS gun which offers another view of the rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon

What appears to be a Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifle is carried by a German soldier at the same checkpoint.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
German soldier in the left background with the rifle slung.
Another view of the same soldier and rifle on the left.

Mauser M48

An M48 Yugoslavian Mauser is used by one German soldier of a firing squad.

Yugoslavian M48 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Three members of a firing squad working the bolt handles. The left one is the Yugoslavian Mauser.

Machine Guns

MG42

An MG42 is briefly seen in front of the SS headquarters.

Maschinengewehr 42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two forced laborers prepare the MG42 on the left side of the entrance.

MG34

Two MG34s are mounted on a motorcycle and a post-war OT-810 half-track standing for an Sd.Kfz. 251.

MMaschinengewehr 34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm
The MP patrol's first motorcycle armed with the MG34.
Another view of the passing motorcycle.
The top-mounted MG34 on the half-track.

Hand Grenades

F-1

A Soviet soldier and officer make use of F-1 hand grenades that have different time-delays.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
A soldier pulls the pin of his grenade before placing it in front of the door.
The grenade rolled down the uneven stairs.
Due to the dramatic effect this grenade has a time-delay fuse of 20 seconds instead of 3.2 to 4.2 s.
Another Soviet officer is about to throw a grenade into the hut. This grenade "only" takes 8 seconds to detonate.

Other

Double Barreled Shotgun

Several old Volkssturm members can briefly be seen with 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotguns.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
The members marching with their slung shotguns.
A full view of one carried shotgun on the right.

T-34/85

A full view of a T-34/85 without the hull-mounted Degtyaryov DT machine gun.

Leuchtpistole

A Feldgendarmerie officer fires a Leuchtpistole in Episode 2.

Leuchtpistole - 26.65mm
One of his soldiers hands over the flare gun.
The officer with the Leuchtpistole before firing.

M1942 (ZiS-3) 76mm Divisional Gun

M1942 (ZiS-3) 76mm Divisional Gun can be seen used by German soldiers.

M1942 (ZiS-3) 76mm Divisional Gun - 76mm
German soldiers move the Divisional Gun in prepare to go over the frozen Frisches Haff (Vistula Lagoon).


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