|The Adventures of Werner Holt|
(Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt)
Original Movie Poster
|| East Germany
|Uta von Barnim
|Warrant Officer Gottesknecht
The Adventures of Werner Holt (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt) is a 1965 East German war movie directed by Joachim Kunert and based on the eponymous novel by Dieter Noll. The story takes place in 1944-45 in Germany and on the Eastern front. The disasters of war are seen through the eyes of a young German named Werner Holt (Klaus-Peter Thiele), who served on an anti-aircraft battery, then in an anti-partisan detachment and at last in the frontline.
The following weapons were used in the film The Adventures of Werner Holt (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt):
A Luger P08 is seen when Gilbert Wolzow (Manfred Karge) and Werner Holt (Klaus-Peter Thiele) study Wolzow's deceased father's belongings. Wolzow uses this pistol to threaten his old foe Meissner, who became an officer. During the war scenes many officers and petty officers are armed with P08 pistols (though it is more correct for the officers to have P38s).
Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun, thus it is a World War One firearm.
Wolzow aims his P08 at Meissner.
A close view on the P08 in the final scene.
Walther Model 4
A Walther Model 4 is seen when Gilbert Wolzow (Manfred Karge) and Werner Holt (Klaus-Peter Thiele) study Wolzow's deceased father's belongings.
Walther Model 4 - .32 ACP.
Wolzow with a Walther Model 4.
The Walther Model 4 is seen from another side.
FN Model 1900
A FN Model 1900 is seen when Gilbert Wolzow (Manfred Karge) and Werner Holt (Klaus-Peter Thiele) study Wolzow's deceased father's belongings. Gilbert Wolzow correctly identifies the pistol as "Belgian Browning".
Wolzow studies a Luger P08
while Werner Holt holds a FN Model 1900 pistol.
Werner Holt with a FN Model 1900.
When Gilbert Wolzow (Manfred Karge) arrests Lt. Wohnert, he takes Wohnert's Sauer 38H.
Wolzow aims a Sauer 38H at Lt. Wohnert whom he assumed to be a deserter.
MP40 submachine guns are used by German soldiers during the winter 1944/45 scene.
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
Sepp Gomulka with his MP40.
Gilbert Wolzow with an MP40.
Many Soviet soldiers are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns.
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
A Soviet soldier with his PPSh-41. The soldier behind him has a strange looking weapon that could be a Degtyaryov DP-28
machine gun without its notable large round magazine.
Karabiner 98k rifles are often seen in hands of German soldiers.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
German soldiers with Kar98k rifles.
A close view on the barrel of a Kar98k. This is the version of 98k with a hooded front sight.
Werner Holt (Klaus-Peter Thiele
) fires his Kar98k during an attack by Slovakian partisans in 1944.
Sepp Gomulka (Arno Wyzniewski
) with his Kar98k whilst in an anti-partisan detachment in Slovakia.
German soldiers and Volkssturm
with Kar98k rifles. This is a version of 98k with an open front sight.
A close view on Kar98k. It's the same version as on the previous screenshot.
In the scenes that take place in 1945, many German soldiers are armed with Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles.
Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
German soldiers with Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles.
Gilbert Wolzow fires his Sturmgewehr. A Panzerfaust
is seen behind him.
A close view on Wolzow's Sturmgewehr.
A Sturmgewehr 44 on the table.
Several of Soviet soldiers are anachronistically armed with AK-47 assault rifles.
A Soviet soldier with an AK-47. Note the white blank adapter on the muzzle. The soldier in the backgroud is armed with a PPSh-41
MG34 machine guns are used by German soldiers during the battle against Russian tanks.
MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with front and rear sights folded down.
A German soldier fires MG34 on tripod mounting.
Werner Holt fires an MG34 in the final scene.
Degtyaryov DT machine gun
Degtyaryov DT machine guns are mounted on T-34 tanks.
DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R.
DT machine gun is seen on the T-34-85 tank.
2 cm Flak 38
A 20mm German light AA automatic gun 2 cm Flak 38 is seen in stock footage.
2 cm Flak 38 in single mounting - 20x138mm B
Several Panzerfausts are seen in German trenches. During the battle against Russian tanks, Gilbert Wolzow (Manfred Karge) and Werner Holt (Klaus-Peter Thiele) both use Panzerfausts.
Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
Many Panzerfausts can be seen in the trench.
Gilbert Wolzow aims his Panzerfaust. Near him is seen his Sturmgewehr 44
Werner Holt fires at a Russian tank.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The Model 24 Stielhandgranate are often used by German soldiers.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade.
Several Model 24 grenades are seen near the MG34
Werner Holt threatens to detonate a grenade in order to stop Wolzow and Gomulka.
The Leuchtpistole is used by German soldiers.
85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K)
85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K) - 85×629mm R
A Soviet 85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K). It can stand for German Flak 88. Also, captured M1939s were used in Wehrmacht under the name 8.5/8.8cm Flak 39(r).
The same AA gun seen from above.
This German Tiger tank is visually modified T-34.
A Soviet 76.2mm ZIS-3 as German AT gun.
A Soviet SU-76 self-propelled gun as German self-propelled gun.