|Soldiers Were Going (Shli soldaty...)
Original Theatrical Poster
Soldiers Were Going (Shli soldaty...) is a Soviet 1959 (filmed 1958) historical movie directed by Leonid Trauberg. The story is set in October 1917. During the fraternization on Russian-German front soldiers of both armies were shelled by artillery. Two surviving Russians, Matvey Krylov (Sergey Bondarchuk) and Ilya Sorokin (Andrei Petrov), accompanied by a German soldier Jakob Hoffmann (Erast Garin) and a Russian nurse Olga Kartseva (Elza Lezhdey), move to Petrograd with a demand from frontline soldiers to the highest authorities to stop the war. After many troubles, they appear in Petrograd in the days of Russian revolution and join the Red Guards.
The following weapons were used in the film Soldiers Were Going (Shli soldaty...):
In one scene Bolshevik soldier Yegor Mikhaylov (Mikhail Ulyanov) holds a Nagant M1895 revolver. In same scene a prison warden Ivan Petrovich (Georgiy Budarov) carries a Nagant in holster. A Nagant is also used by an Anarchist robber (uncredited).
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
An Anarchist holds a Nagant during the robbery of "bourgeoisie " in restaurant.
Another view of the revolver.
The post-1930 angular front sight is seen.
The prison warden carries a Nagant holster. Judging by the lanyard, the revolver is in the holster.
Yegor Mikhaylov holds a Nagant when releasing the main characters from prison.
Another view of Mikhaylov's Nagant.
The grip of Mikhaylov's revolver is seen.
Several revolutionaries use Mauser C96 pistols. A Mauser is also seen in hands of an Anarchist robber (uncredited).
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
An Anarchist sailor (uncredited) holds a Mauser during the robbery of "bourgeoisie " in restaurant.
Another view of the Mauser pistol (at the left) in same scene.
The sailor holds his Mauser.
A commander of Red Guard (uncredited) leads his men with a Mauser C96 in hand.
FN Model 1900
In the scene in the train an FN Model 1900 is seen in hands of General's adjutant (Anatoli Chemodurov), then it is taken by the General (Vladimir Belokurov), and at last Yegor Mikhaylov (Mikhail Ulyanov) disarms the General.
General's adjutant, Podporuchik
(2nd Lt. rank) threatens Mikhaylov with FN 1900 pistol.
Another view of the scene.
The General reaches the pistol.
Mikhaylov punches the General and disarms him.
A German Lt. (Vladimir Kolchin) carries a pistol in TT-33 holster. Some detailes that can be seen match Luger P08.
The grip of the pistol is partially seen. Its shape allows to make a guess that the pistol in holster is a P08.
Mosin Nagant M1891
Most Russian soldiers and Red Guards are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles.
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Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Pvt. Okhrimchuk (Aleksandr Shirshov
) holds a rifle with a makeshift white flag on bayonet when he approaches the German trenches for fraternization.
Russian soldiers with rifles. At the left Senior Unter-officer (Fyodor Odinokov
) holds an M91 with bayonet, attached backwards.
Senior Unter-officer hands the rifle with white flag to Pvt. Matvey Kuzmich Krylov (Sergey Bondarchuk
Krylov holds the rifle with white flag.
Russian soldiers with rifles. Some wear M1917 steel helmets with the insignia of strike unit.
German soldier Jakob Hoffmann (Erast Garin
) carries an M91 rifle.
Krylov and Sorokin with rifles.
Firing squad of Cossacks ready to fire.
Hoffmann holds an M91 rifle.
Red Guards (mostly sailors) during the revolutionary events in Petrograd.
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
Out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are briefly seen in hands of Red Guards.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A sailor at the left holds an M38 Carbine.
Mauser Gewehr 1898
Several German soldiers hold full-length Mauser rifles, most likely Gewehr 98s.
Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier with Mauser rifle. The rifle seems to have flat rear sight instead of Lange-Visier
; such version match post-1918 Reichswehr Gewehr 98s.
A closer view of barrel and bayonet. The bayonet is short 84/98 or later 98k, issued for Kar 98k (both look very similar).
A German soldier holds a Mauser rifle at far left.
A Chatellerault M1924/29 light machine gun (without magazine) is mounted on a German airplane (real weapons of German planes were Parabellum MG14 and LMG 08/15).
Chatellerault Mle 1924 M29 Light Machine Gun - 7.5x54mm
Chatellerault machine gun on a German plane. The gunner-observer drops a crude mockup of aerial bomb.
Junkers (cadets) on defence of the Provisional Government fire an out of time Maxim M1910/30 machine gun of post-1940 version.
Maxim M1910/30, post 1940 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim fires from the window.
RG-14/30 Hand Grenade
RG-14/30 hand grenades, standing for original RG-14, are briefly seen in several scenes.
During the robbery in restaurant Anarchist sailor carries a hand grenade in his belt. He is armed with a Mauser C96 (see above) and with another, poorly seen handgun that is possibly a Nagant revolver.
On Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies a revolutionary sailor at the right holds a grenade.
A sailor (at the background) in Smolny, the headquarters of Bolsheviks, carries a grenade.
A German Lt. (Vladimir Kolchin
) carries a TT holster. In this scene the holster is definitly empty but in next scene there is a pistol (supposedly Luger, see above) in it.
Yegor Mikhaylov (Mikhail Ulyanov
) carries a TT holster. His handgun is a Nagant M1895.
76.2mm M1902 (or, more likely, M1902/30 with L30 barrels) are seen in several scenes.
A 3-inch gun under cover on rail flatcar.
Two 3-inch guns at the entrance of Smolny.
A replica of Austin armoured car is seen during the revolutionary events in Petrograd. It is based on Austin-Putilov version, identified by diagonally placed turrets.
An armoured car in front of Smolny.
The vehicle seems to lack the machine guns in turrets.
When a German airplane is seen in flight, is is a scale model looking similar to Etrich Taube.