Eighth (Osmiyat), The

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The Eighth (Osmiyat)
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DVD Cover
Country BUL-com.jpg Bulgaria
Directed by Zako Heskija
Release Date 1969
Language Bulgarian
Studio Boyana Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
"Osmiyat" ("The Eighth") Georgi Georgiev-Getz
"Chaplin" Nikola Anastasov
Vena Meglena Karalambova
Stamen Stoycho Mazgalov
Vlado Anton Gorchev
Colonel Gatev Petar Penkov


The Eighth (Osmiyat) is a 1969 Bulgarian war movie about the anti-Nazi resistance in Bulgaria during the World War II.


The following weapons were used in the film The Eighth (Osmiyat):

Contents


Handguns

Beretta M1934

Vena (Meglena Karalambova) uses a Beretta M1934 during the attempt to assassinate Colonel Gatev.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Vena draws her pistol.
Vena covers a little girl from fire.

Walther P38

"Osmiyat" (Georgi Georgiev-Getz) and several of his men are seen with Walther P38 pistols.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
"Chaplin" (Nikola Anastasov) holds his P38.
"Osmiyat" draws a P38.
Vena (Meglena Karalambova) fires a P38. Next to her "Student" (Prodan Nonchev) fires a Mannlicher carbine.

Luger P08

Bulgarian army officers and several resistance fighters are armed with Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
An officer with P08 in hand leads his soldiers.
An officer fires.
Petar (Djoko Rosic) disarms an offier.
Petar with MP40 and Luger.

CZ 27

Colonel Gatev (Petar Penkov) carries a CZ 27 pistol. In one scene "Chaplin" (Nikola Anastasov) is seen with a pistol that looks like CZ 27.

CZ 27 - .32 ACP
Colonel Gatev carries his pistol in a concealment holster.
Another view of the pistol in holster.
Gatev holds his pistol.
Gatev holds "Osmiyat" at gunpoint.
"Chaplin" with pistol in hand.

Rast Gasser 1898

Rast-Gasser 1898 revolvers are seen in hands of several resistance fighters.

Austrian Rast Gasser 1898 - 8 x 27mm Gasser.
Stamen (Stoycho Mazgalov) holds a Gasser revolver and a Mannlicher carbine.
"Student" (Prodan Nonchev) holds a Gasser during the attempt to assassinate Colonel Gatev.

Submachine Guns

MP40

Some Bulgarian soldiers and resistanse fighters, including Vlado (Anton Gorchev) and Petar (Djoko Rosic), are armed with MP40 SMGs.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A fighter with MP40.
A soldier with MP40.
Petar (Djoko Rosic) holds an MP40. He also carries a Luger P08.
A fighter with MP40.

ZK-383

ZK-383 SMGs are used by several resistance fighters. Czech-manufactured ZK-383 was the main SMG of Bulgarian army in 1939-1944. Some of these SMGs lacks a bipod so they are ZK-383P version that was intended for police.

ZK-383 - 9x19 mm
A man fires his ZK-383.
Another view of the gun.
A man in the middle holds a ZK-383.
A close view of Vlado's (Anton Gorchev) ZK-383. A folded bipod can be seen.
Another view of Vlado's SMG.

Sten Mk II

Several resistance fighters are armed with Sten Mk II SMGs.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A man with a Sten is seen in the middle.
A man holds his Sten at the left.
A Sten next to a slain man.

Rifles and Assault Rifles

Mannlicher M1896

Mannlicher M1896 carbines, a Bulgarian-issued version of Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M1895, are used by both soldiers and resistance fighters.

Steyr M1895 Short Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56 mm R. The Bulgarian rifle looks very similar.
A centry with Mannlicher carbine.
"Osmiyat" (Georgi Georgiev-Getz) shows his marksmanship, firing the carbine single-hand.
A close view of the rifle.
Vlado (Anton Gorchev) holds a Mannlicher.
A fighter wrests a Mannlicher with sword bayonet from a soldier.
A soldier fires his rifle.
A close view of the barrel.
"Student" (Prodan Nonchev) fires his rifle. Next to him Vena (Meglena Karalambova) fires a Walther P38.
Stamen (Stoycho Mazgalov) aims his rifle.

Berthier Mle 1892 Artillery Carbine

A Berthier rifle is seen in hands of a resistance fighter. Due to its shape and length it can be identified as an Mle 1892 artillery carbine.

Berthier Mle 1892 Artillery Carbine - 8x50 mm R
A man with Berthier rifle is seen at the left.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

A Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine, identified by its unique folding bayonet, is seen in hands of a resistance fighter.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52 mm
A man with Carcano is seen at the left.
A close view of folding bayonet.

Mannlicher-Schoenauer Rifle

A Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifle is used by Petar (Djoko Rosic).

Mannlicher-Schoenauer
Petar fires his rifle.
The barrel and typical elongated stock is seen.
Petar holds his rifle at the right.

Sturmgewehr 44

A Sturmgewehr 44 is a personal weapon of "Osmiyat" (Georgi Georgiev-Getz). Several of his men also are seen with StG 44s. The story takes place in 1941-42 so this weapon is a little out of time.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
"Osmiyat" fires his Sturmgewehr at soldiers.
Another view of the StG 44.
"Osmiyat" in ambush.
A close view of muzzle blank firing adaptor.
A large muzzle flame.
"Chaplin" (Nikola Anastasov) holds "Osmiyat"'s Sturmgewehr. An F-1 hand grenade is seen next to him.

Machine Guns

Madsen

Madsen machine guns are used by both army and resistance. Due to the shape of the magazine, these are most likely Madsens in 7.92-mm caliber.

Madsen light machine gun
A Madsen is seen at the right.
A fighter with a Madsen under the heavy fire.
He fires his Madsen.
Another view of the same scene.

ZB-39

The resistance group has a machine gun that appears to be a ZB-39, the last version of ZB-26 that incorporates some features of Bren. Bulgarian army used it in 8x56 mm R caliber.

ZB 39 Light Machine Gun - 8x56 mm R
The machine gun with folded bipod is seen at the background.
The machine gun in action.
A close view of the machine gun in the final scene.

Hand Grenades

F-1 Hand Grenade

F-1 hand grenades are used by "Osmiyat" (Georgi Georgiev-Getz) and other resistance fighters.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
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"Osmiyat" readies to throw a grenade.
"Osmiyat" gives a grenade to "Chaplin" (Nikola Anastasov).

Stick Hand Grenade

Several resistance fighters use stick grenades that appear to be a Bulgarian version of German Model 17 Stielhandgranate (the exact Bulgarian name of this grenade isn't known).

Model 17 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
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