New Adventures of Schweik (Novye pokhozhdeniya Schweika), The

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The New Adventures of Schweik
(Novye pokhozhdeniya Schweika)
Novye pokhozhdeniya Schweika.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Sergei Yutkevich
Release Date 1943
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Stalinabad Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Josef Švejk Boris Tenin
Adolf Hitler Sergey Martinson
Aunt Adele Faina Ranevskaya
Kristina Nina Nikitina
Marko Pavel Shpringfeld
Gefreiter Spukke Sergey Filippov


The New Adventures of Schweik (Novye pokhozhdeniya Schweika) is a Soviet 1943 war comedy. The film depicts the adventures of The Good Soldier Švejk (also spelled Schweik, in this form the name is used in the English title of this movie) (Boris Tenin), the main character of the famous Czech novel by Jaroslav Hašek. The story followes the events, described in Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 7, and in 1942 movie Schweik Is Preparing for Battle (Schweik gotovitsya k boyu). In The New Adventures of Schweik Josef Švejk is forcibly mobilized in Wehrmacht and send in occupied Yugoslavia where he tries to help local partisans.


The following weapons were used in the film The New Adventures of Schweik (Novye pokhozhdeniya Schweika):

Contents


Pistols

Luger P08

Gefreiter Spukke (Sergey Filippov) holds a Luger P08 in several scenes. At last he hands his pisol to Švejk (Boris Tenin). In Svejk's dream Adolf Hitler (Sergey Martinson) holds a Luger.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Spukke holds a Luger.
Hitler with a Luger.
Hitler fires his pistol.
Spukke gives the pistol to Švejk.
Švejk aims the Luger at Hitler.

Submachine Guns

MP40

MP40 SMGs are used by German soldiers and Yugoslavian partisans.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A soldier in front of the column carries a pair of MP40s.
A partisan with MP40.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891

Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are widely used by Yugoslavian partisans and German soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
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Svejk43-Mosin-4.jpg
Yugoslavian partisans with M91 rifles.
Svejk43-Mosin-2.jpg
German soldiers with M91 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are also seen.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A German soldier with M91/30.
A partisan with M91/30.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle

Gefreiter Spukke (Sergey Filippov) uses an M1891/30 Sniper Rifle.

Full-length, Mosin Nagant M91/30 Sniper Rifle with PU 3.5x sniper scope and down turned bolt handle - 7.62x54mm R
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Spukke holds a sniper rifle.

Mauser Rifle

German soldiers and Yugoslavian partisans also use full length Mauser rifles of unclear model.

A partisan (Mikhail Troyanovsky) holds a Mauser rifle. It has turned down bolt handle.
Another view of the same rifle.
A German soldier fires a Mauser rifle. It is fitted with a bayonet that is fitted in a nonstandard way (the bayonet itself resembles a German M1898/05 a/A).
A partisan with Mauser rifle.
German soldiers (their uniform looks more like a Hugarian one) stand in formation. Bayonets on their Mauser rifles are supposedly M1898/05 a/A.
A Mauser rifle with same style bayonet is seen at the background.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

What appears to be a Mauser Gewehr 1898 is seen next to the body of a German soldier.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Lange-Visier rear sight can be seen, it allows to identify the rifle as G98.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Yugoslavian partisans use a Maxim M1910 machine gun, mounted on some kind of tripod instead of standard Sokolov mounting.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Svejk43-Maxim-1.jpg

Other Weapons

Stick Hand Grenade

A Yugoslavian partisan holds a stick hand grenade (possibly a mockup).

The grenade looks crude and seems to be mockup.

Trivia

A German officer (second role of Mikhail Troyanovsky in the movie) carries a holster for FN Model 1922.



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