We Take All Upon Ourselves (Beryom vsyo na sebya)

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We Take All Upon Ourselves
(Beryom vsyo na sebya)
Beryom vsyo na sebya DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Yevgeni Sherstobitov
Release Date 1980
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sr. Lt. Balandin Vladimir Nikitin
Starshina 1st stage Kalinushkin Georgi Dvornikov
Glavny starshina Shergin Aleksandr Kirilin
Starshina 1st stage Rynda Aleksandr Chernyavsky
Sr. Seaman Laptsuy Aleksei Oorzak
Starshina 2st stage Mukhin Valery Panarin
Sgt. Odintsov Viktor Stepanenko
Sr. Seaman Kolosov Igor Chernitskiy
Starshina 2st stage Ladoga Aleksandr Parkhomenko


We Take All Upon Ourselves (a direct translation of the original title Beryom vsyo na sebya) is a Soviet 1980 war movie directed by Yevgeni Sherstobitov. In Summer 1944 a group of Soviet Black Sea Fleet commandos is sent on a mission to destroy a German floating battery that is a threat for the upcoming landing operation. When the commandos appear on place, they uncover an even greater menace: a well-hidden coastal battery. Now they have to take all upon themselves and destroy both targets in a single night.


The following weapons were used in the film We Take All Upon Ourselves (Beryom vsyo na sebya):

Contents


Handguns

Walther P38

During the attack on the coastal battery Kalinushkin (Georgi Dvornikov) uses a Walther P38, dual-wielding it with an MP40.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Kalinushkin draws a P38.
Kalinushkin dual-wields P38 and MP40.

Submachine Guns

MP40

All nine commandos, the commander of the group Sr. Lt. Balandin (Vladimir Nikitin), second in command Glavny starshina (chief petty officer) Vlas Shergin (Aleksandr Kirilin), Starshina 1st stage (first class petty officers) Fyodor Kalinushkin (Georgi Dvornikov) and Ivan Rynda (Aleksandr Chernyavsky), Starshina 2st stage (second class petty officers) Yegor Mukhin (Valery Panarin) and Semyon Ladoga (Aleksandr Parkhomenko), Sgt. Odintsov (Viktor Stepanenko), and Sr. Seamen Munko Laptsuy (Aleksei Oorzak) and Vladimir Kolosov (Igor Chernitskiy), are armed with MP40 SMGs. Most German soldiers also carry MP40s.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Kolosov in ambush.
Kalinushkin and Shergin before the line of the barb wire.
Ladoga with MP40.
Shergin with MP40.
German soldiers with MP40s patrol the barb wire.
A German sentry with MP40.
A German soldier with MP40.
Rynda fires MP40 during the attack on the floating battery. Note the brown Bakelite furniture, typical for post-1943 manufactured MP40s.
Mukhin with MP40 in the same scene.
Radio operator Odintsov (at the left) and Lt. Balandin (at the right) with MP40s.

PPSh-41

In the opening scene Soviet soldiers on march carry PPSh-41 SMGs with both drum and stick magazines.

PPSh-41 with drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
PPSh-41 with stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soldiers carry PPSh-41s with drum magazines...
...and stick magazines.

PPS-43

In the opening scene a seaman carries a PPS-43.

PPS-43 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A seaman carries a blurry but indentifiable PPS-43 on sling.

Rifles

Karabiner 98k

Some German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. In the final scene Sr. Seaman Laptsuy (Aleksei Oorzak) uses a captured 98k.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German sentry holds a 98k with bayonet.
Rynda (Aleksandr Chernyavsky) hits a sentry with his own rifle.
A soldier in center holds a 98k rifle.
Laptsuy aims.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

In the opening scene Soviet soldiers on march carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Beryom vsyo na sebya-Mosin-1.jpg

AK

An AK-47 or AKM is seen in hands of a German soldier, standing for an Sturmgewehr 44.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
A soldier at the right holds an AK.

Machine Guns

MG34

MG34 machine guns are used by German soldiers in several scenes.

MG34 with front and rear sights folded down - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG34 is mounted on a motorcycle.
An MG34 in action.
Another scene with MG34 in action.

KPV (in 2M-7 mounting)

A pair of twin over and under 2M-7 mountings with KPV heavy machine guns are seen on the positions of German coastal battery.

KPV heavy machine gun in 2M-7 twin (over and under) naval mounting - 14.5x114mm
Two 2M-7 mountings are seen at the left and center.

Other Weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

Rynda (Aleksandr Chernyavsky), Kalinushkin (Georgi Dvornikov) and Laptsuy (Aleksei Oorzak) use F-1 hand grenades in several scenes.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Rynda sacrifices himself and detonates a pair of F-1 in the ammunition magazine of the floating battery.
Kalinushkin readies to throw an F-1 during the night attack.
An F-1 is used to detonate explosive charge.
An F-1 is seen below the barrel of Laptsuy's rifle.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Mukhin (Valery Panarin) uses a pair of Model 24 Stielhandgranate during the attack on the floating battery. These movie props have unusually short handles, possibly for the ease of handling.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Mukhin readies a grenade.
Note the shortened handle.

RGD-33

Ladoga (Aleksandr Parkhomenko) carries what appears to be a pair of RGD-33 hand grenades though he doesn't use them in action.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
Two handles of RGD-33s are seen on Ladoga's belt; the warheads are wrapped.

85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K)

Both floating battery and coastal battery are equipped with 85mm 52-K AA guns, standing for German 88mm Flak. During the attack Kalinushkin (Georgi Dvornikov) and Shergin (Aleksandr Kirilin) capture one of the guns and use it to destroy the others point blank.

85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K) - 85x629mm R
One of the 85mm AA guns on position.
A 85mm gun during the night attack.


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