|We Take All Upon Ourselves|
(Beryom vsyo na sebya)
||Dovzhenko Film Studios
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):
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 dual-wields P38 and 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.
Kalinushkin and Shergin before the line of the barb wire.
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.
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...
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.
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.
A soldier in center holds a 98k rifle.
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
An AK-47 or AKM is seen in hands of a German soldier, standing for an Sturmgewehr 44.
A soldier at the right holds an AK.
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.
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.
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.
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.