Intervention (Interventsiya), The

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The Intervention
(Interventsiya)
Interventsiya Poster.jpg
Original Cinema Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Gennadi Poloka
Release Date 1969
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Eugeni Brodsky Vladimir Vysotskiy
Zhenka Xidias Valeriy Zolotukhin
Sanka Gelena Ivliyeva
Jeanne Barbier Yuliya Burygina
Philipp Yefim Kopelyan
Madame Xidias Olga Aroseva


The Intervention (Interventsiya) is a 1969 Soviet adventure tragicomedy movie directed by Gennadi Poloka. The story is set during the Russian Civil war in the city of Odessa which is under the control of White Army and French troops. The main character of the movie is a Red revolutionary Eugeni Brodsky (Vladimir Vysotskiy) who agitates French soldiers to support the Russian revolution. The story is partially based on real events of the rebellion of French sailors in Russia in 1919.


The following weapons were used in the film The Intervention (Interventsiya):

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by various characters including White Army officers, Red revolutionaries and criminals. Both pre-1930 and post-1930 versions can be seen.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time Issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Zhenka Xidias (Valeriy Zolotukhin) threatens to shoot himself. Note that the revolver lacks firing pin.
Zhenka Xidias holds his Nagant. Note the angular shape of the front sight which is typical for post-1930 revolvers.
Philipp (Yefim Kopelyan), chief of the gang of robbers, fires his revolver.
Philipp's revolver has a rounded front sight, a sign of pre-1930 revolver.
Jeanne Barbier (Yuliya Burygina) threatens an old pharmacist.
A "robber queen" Madame Tokarchuk (Rufina Nifontova) holds a Nagant at Sanka's head.
Sanka (Gelena Ivliyeva) fires her Nagant.

Pocket Smith & Wesson Revolver

In the scene of the robbery of Xidias' bank several robbers carry compact Smith & Wesson revolvers. These revolvers can be Smith & Wesson 4th Model but they are never seen clear enough to be identified for sure.

A compact revolver is seen in hand of a robber.
A robber at the left and the one at the background hold Smith & Wesson pocket revolvers.

Reichsrevolver M1879 Revolver

In the scene of the robbery of Xidias' bank Nestor (Aleksandr Massarski), the bank guard, carries two nickel plated Reichsrevolver M1879 revolvers.

Reichsrevolver M1879 Revolver - 10,6x25R.
Nestor aims both revolvers at robbers.
Nestor fires at Madame Tokarchuk...
... but she disarms him with ease.
A robber holds revolvers, taken from Nestor.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891

White Army soldiers are armed with full-length Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles.

Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle in original configuration - 7.62x54mm R
Sentires with M1891 rifles block the entrance.
Another pair of sentries with M1891 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

French soldiers are seen with out of place and out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines, possibly used as replacemnt for Berthier Mle 1916 carbines.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
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Lebel Mle 1886

Many French soldiers are armed with Lebel 1886 rifles.

Lebel Model 1886 Rifle - 8x50mm R
French soldiers with Lebel Mle 1886 (at the right) and Berthier Mle 1907-15 (at the left).
In a comedy scene French soldiers appeares with heads of French philosopher Voltaire. They carry Lebel rifles.
Now the heads of soldiers are of French novelist Honore de Balzac. The soldier at the left carries a Lebel rifle, the one in center - a Berthier Mle 1907-15, and the one at the right - a Berthier Mle 1902.
The heads of soldiers switches again, now to French novelist George Sand. The soldier at the left carries a Berthier Mle 1902, and the one in the center - a Lebel rifle.
French African soldiers with Lebel and Berthier rifles.
French soldiers with Lebel rifles in trenches.

Berthier Mle 1907-15

French soldiers are also armed with Berthier Mle 1907-15 rifles.

Berthier Model 1907-15 Rifle - 8x50mm R
French soldiers with Lebel Mle 1886 (at the right) and Berthier Mle 1907-15 (at the left).
In a comedy scene French soldiers appeares with heads of French novelist Honore de Balzac. The soldier at the left carries a Lebel Mle 1886 rifle, the one in center - a Berthier Mle 1907-15, and the one at the right - a Berthier Mle 1902.
French African soldiers with Lebel and Berthier rifles.
French soldiers loads their Bertier rifles (the second soldier from the right is played by Valentin Gaft).
The French soldier in the middle holds a Bertier Mle 1907-15.

Berthier Mle 1902

Several Berthier Mle 1902 rifles are seen in hands of French soldiers. This model has the typical Berthier stock but a turned-down bolt handle.

Berthier Model 1902 Rifle - 8x50mm R
In a comedy scene French soldiers appeares with heads of French novelist Honore de Balzac. The soldier at the left carries a Lebel Mle 1886 rifle, the one in center - a Berthier Mle 1907-15, and the one at the right - a Berthier Mle 1902.
The heads of soldiers switches to French novelist George Sand. The soldier at the left carries a Berthier Mle 1902, and the one in the center - a Lebel Mle 1886 rifle.

M1917 Enfield

In one scene several alabaster statues hold Enfield rifles. It's hard to say if these rifles are British Pattern M1914 or American M1917 but the shape of stock better matches the USA version.

M1917 Enfield - .30-06 Springfield
Statues with Enfield rifles. The bayonets are of Russian pattern that were never used with Enfields in reality.

Machine Guns

Lewis

A Lewis Gun is briefly seen in French trenches.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
A Lewis is seen at the background.

Trivia

100mm B-34 guns are secondary artillery of Soviet cruiser Slava (Project 26-bis) that appeares as a French ship of WW1 era. Slava (originally named Molotov) was the only ship of this class that was still in active service in late 1960s.

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