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Arms for Prague (Zbrane pro Prahu)

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Arms for Prague (Zbrane pro Prahu)
DVD film-cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Ivo Toman
Release Date 1974
Language Czech
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jan Chýn Karel Hlusicka
1st Lt. Sauer Jirí Kodet
Jiřina Doubravová Hana Cízková
Father Chýn Ladislav H. Struna
The insurgent Bronislav Poloczek

Arms for Prague (Zbrane pro Prahu) is a Czechoslovak war film from the period of the Prague uprising. Action drama, set in occupied Czechoslovakia, in which a group of resistance fighters operating out of a railway station must ensure a shipment of arms reaches their fellow rebels without being detected by the Nazis. Was filmed director Ivo Toman on a story of Rudolf Cerný Pancérový vlak (Armoured train).

The following guns were used in Arms for Prague (Zbrane pro Prahu):

Luger P08

Jan Chýn (Karel Hlusicka) carries a Luger P08 pistol.

Luger P08 9x19mm
Karel Hlusicka-Luger 108 pistol.jpg

Walther P38

Some Germans and resistance fighters are seen with Walther P38s.

Walther P38 pistol - 9x19mm
Resistance-Walther P38.jpg


The German soldiers and also the resistance fighters used MP40s.

MP40 - 9mm.
German soldier armed MP40 submachine gun.
Jiřina Doubravová (Hana Cízková) fires a MP40 submachine gun.
A insurgent (Bronislav Poloczek) aims an loot German submachine gun.
1st Lt. Sauer (Jirí Kodet) with a MP40 submachine gun in his hands.

PPSh-41 / PPS-43

Red Army soldiers are armed with PPSh-41 and PPS-43 submachine guns.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The Soviet soldier on a tank T-34 armed with a PPSh-41 and PPS-43 submachine guns.

Karabiner 98k

No battle scene is complete without a Karabiner 98k rifle.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm
German train escort is armed with Karabiner 98k.
Resistance fighters shot from Karabiner 98k.
Resistance fighter (Roman Skamene) with loot Karabiner 98k.


The resistance fighters also captured a MG34 machine gun.

MG34 7.92x57mm Mauser with 75-round ammo drum
Resistance fighter fire from MG34 machine gun at the Germans.
Jan Chýn (Karel Hlusicka) fired MG34.


In the hands of Germans and Resistance appeared also Panzerfaust.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
German soldier is going to use the Panzerfaust.
Jan Chýn (Karel Hlusicka) (left) to MG34, and 1st Lt. Sauer (Jirí Kodet) (right) to Panzerfaust prepared for used.

Flak 38 Zwilling

The AA Flak 38 Zwilling was corrected for a Czech resistance fighters and manipulated by the father Chýn (Ladislav H. Struna).

Anti-aircraft "twins" gun mounted on an armored train.
Anti-aircraft weapon in ground combat.

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