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Liberation: The Last Assault

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Liberation: The Last Assault
Osvobozhdenie: Posledniy Shturm
DVD cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
GDR.jpg East Germany
Directed by Yuri Ozerov
Release Date 1971
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Deutsche Film (DEFA)
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Marshall Georgy Zhukov Mikhail Ulyanov
Maj. Tzvetaev Nikolay Olyalin
Adolf Hitler Fritz Diez
Joseph Goebbels Horst Giese
Eva Braun Angelika Waller

Liberation: The Last Assault(Russian Title: Osvobozhdenie: Posledniy Shturm/Освобождение: Последний штурм) is a 1971 Russian/East German World War II drama directed by Yuri Ozerov. It's a fifth part of five-part film series. The Last Assault focusing on the last days of the assault of Berlin.

Liberation is the most large-scale World War II film ever made in the Soviet Union.

The following weapons were used in the film Liberation: The Battle of Berlin:


Tokarev TT-33

Tokarev TT-33 is the standard sidearm of Russian officers

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Maj. Tzvetaev fires his TT

Walther PP

Post war Walther PP Pistol - .32 ACP.
Adolf Hitler tries to shoot himself with his Walther PP.

Submachine Guns


PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet officer fires the PPSh-41 submachine gun


PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Capt. Vasiliev holds his PPS-43 submachine gun


German troops widely use MP40 submachine guns in this movie. Some Russian soldiers also use captured MP40s

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
German soldiers trying to get out of the flooded underground Berlin U-Bahn tunnel


Mosin Nagant Rifle

A lot of Russian soldiers can be see armed with the full-length Mosin Nagant rifles and Mosin Nagant M38 carbines. Unfortunately this weapon can be seen mostly on background or in fast movement. So it's a trouble to get a good screenshot

Full-length Mosin Nagant Rifle

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR

Karabiner 98k

German soldiers and Russian soldiers widely use Karabiner 98k rifles

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Soviet soldier holds captured Karabiner 98k

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

Russian solders widely use Degtyaryov DP-27 machine guns. German soldiers also use this machine gun (Episode in Berlin U-Bahn tunnel)

DP-27 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
Soviet soldier fires the Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun

MG 34

The MG 34.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
The fight inside the Reichstag. MG 34 machine gun on a gallery

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun On 'Sokolov' mount with shield - 7.62x54mm R
Soviet soldiers fire the Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun

DShK Heavy Machine Gun

DShKM on tripod - 12.7x108mm.
The DShK machine gun is mounted on ISU-152 SPG

Hand Grenades

F-1 Hand Grenade

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Maj. Tzvetaev holds the F-1 hand grenade

RPG-43 Anti-tank Grenade

Soviet RPG-43 anti-tank grenade
Soviet soldier holds the RPG-43 anti-tank grenade

Grenade Launchers


The Volkssturm (German national militia of the last months of World War II), German soldiers and Russian soldiers widely use the Panzerfaust antitank grenade launchers during assault of Berlin.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
Volkssturm fire the Panzerfaust grenade launcher at T-34-85 medium tank
Soviet soldier carries two Panzerfaust grenade launchers


76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)

The 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3).

M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm
Soviet gunners down the ZiS-3 gun in a Berlin U-Bahn

Fake PzKpfw VI Tiger

German PzKpfw VI Tiger heavy tank converted from Soviet T-44 tank

See Also

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