Remember This Day (Zapomnim etot den)

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Remember This Day (Zapomnim etot den)
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Modern Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Korsh-Sablin
Release Date 1968
Language Russian
Studio Belarusfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pyotr Komlyuk Yuriy Puzyryov
Sashka Shumigai Aleksandr Potapov
Natasha Svetlana Makarova
Lyuba Naina Nikitina
Gavrila Semyonovich Ravinskiy Vladimir Belokurov
Staff Capt. Grigoriy Yasen Nikolai Yeryomenko, Sr.
Commissar Zhilin Lev Zolotukhin


Remember This Day (Zapomnim etot den) is a Soviet 1968 (filmed 1967) B&W historical movie directed by Vladimir Korsh-Sablin. The story is set in Autumn 1917, during the Russian revolution. A grenadier regiment of Russian Army is positioned on the frontline. Pvt. Pyotr Komlyuk (Yuriy Puzyryov), elected by soldiers as regiment commander, and other Bolsheviks lead the regiment in revolutionary events.


The following weapons were used in the film Remember This Day (Zapomnim etot den):

Contents


Handguns

Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by Russian Army officers, notably Staff Capt. Grigoriy Yasen (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Sr.), and revolutionaries Pyotr Komlyuk (Yuriy Puzyryov), Zelyonka (Vladimir Marenkov) and Aleksand Filippovich (Vladimir Yemelyanov). Revolvers are mostly seen in holsters.

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.
Komlyuk (in center) carries holstered Nagant.
Zelyonka (at the left) carries holstered Nagant.
The grip of revolver is seen in Komlyuk's holster.
A Cossack officers disarms Komlyuk when the latter is arrested.
Staff Capt. Yasen carries holstered Nagant.
Poruchik (Lt.) Barabanov (Yuri Sidorov), an official of military tribunal, carries a holstered Nagant (in center).
Aleksand Filippovich carries holstered Nagant (at the left).

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891

Most Russian soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Russian soldiers with M91 rifles.
Russian soldiers with M91 rifles on revolutionary meeting.
A good view of bayonets.
Sashka Shumigai (Aleksandr Potapov) (at the left, in peaked cap) and other soldiers of grenadier regiment (Arkadi Trusov at the left, in papakha hat; Aleksey Baranovskiy at the right, in peaked cap) carry M91 rifles.
Pvt. Migura (Ivan Savkin), regiment Committee member, and other soldiers with M91 rifles.
Pvt. Pechenka (Vladimir Balashov), Staff Capt. Yasen's agent, and Sashka Shumigai with M91 rifles.
Shumigai reloads the rifle.
Shumigai and other soldiers arrest Pechenka.
Russian soldiers under German chemical attack. They wear primitive respirator masks that were in reality out of use in 1917 as Russian troops were supplied with Zelinsky gas masks in large numbers.
Russian soldiers in trench.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Some Russian soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier at the left carries an M91/30 rifle.
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Staff Capt. Grigoriy Yasen (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Sr.) fires M91/30 rifle with sniper scope. This is an early M91/30 with hex receiver and straigh bolt handle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are used instead of correct M1907s. They are mostly used by Cossacks.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A Cossack (at the left) on guard with M38 Carbine.
Cossacks hold M38 Carbines.
Kuzma (Pavel Kashlakov), regiment Committee member, holds an M38 Carbine at the left.

Karabiner 98k

German soldiers carry anachronistic Karabiner 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier carries 98k.
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German soldiers march with 98k rifles with fixed bayonets.
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Soldier Kurt (Uldis Lieldidzs) with 98k.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

A Maxim machine gun, most likely Maxim M1910/30, is seen in Russian trenches. Maxims are also mounted on Russian armoured cars.

Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim in trenches.
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Maxims are mounted in turrers of Austin armoured cars (the vehicles are modern replicas).

Other Weapons

RG-14 Hand Grenade

Some Russian soldiers carry RG-14 (or RG-14/30) hand grenades.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
A soldier in first row carries a grenade.
A soldier at the background carries a grenade.

OSP-30 Flare Pistol

In one scene Pechenka (Vladimir Balashov) gives a flare pistol to Sashka Shumigai (Aleksandr Potapov). This is probably OSP-30 Flare Pistol.

OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
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Trivia

Pistol Holsters

German officers carry holsters for Luger P08 pistols but they look rather flat and empty.

An officer with Luger holster on belt leads his soldiers.
An officer in center carries a Luger holster.

Chemical Warfare

German troops use chemical weapons. Their equipment are gas cylinders, carried by soldiers. The props are possibly based on some common cylinders, like scuba tanks.

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German soldiers on march with gas cylinders.
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Gas attack.

Artillery

Russian troops use 3-inch (76.2mm) M1902 Field Guns.

76.2mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
Gun carriage of M1902 gun is used to transport a coffin during the honor funeral.
Russian guns on position.
Russian artillery in action.

Anachronistic 122mm M-30 field howitzers are used by German and Russian troops.

122mm M-30 Howitzer
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German artillery.
Russian artillery in action. M-30 howitzers are seen at the background.

Armoured Cars

Russian troops use armoured cars. These are modern replicas of Austin armoured cars, widely used by Russian Army in Great War.

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