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Young Eagles (Noored kotkad)
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Young Eagles (Noored kotkad) is the 1927 Estonian silent war comedy. The story takes place during the Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920). Three young men volunteered for the army. The first one was the rich student Tammekänd (Arnold Vaino), the second one was a smith Laansoo (Juhan Nõmmik), the last one was a poor farmer Lepik (Ruut Tarmo). Nevertheless, they become a very close friends and fought together till Estonian victory. This film is one of very few (if even not the only) survived Estonian silent movies.
PS Due the bad conservation of the cine-film, several scenes was damaged, so screenshots may be different aspect ratio.
The following weapons were used in the film Young Eagles (Noored kotkad):
Percussion Dueling Pistol
Tammekänd (Arnold Vaino) uses the Percussion Dueling Pistol in his memories.
Several Bolshevik soldiers can be seen armed with the Nagant M1895 revolvers. Laansoo (Juhan Nõmmik) disarms on of them and uses his Nagant to shot another two.
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" can be seen in the holster of one of the Estonian military leader. Only grip can be seen.
Mosin Nagant M1891
Both Bolshevik and Estonian armies were armed with the Mosin Nagant M1891s. Tammekänd (Arnold Vaino), Laansoo (Juhan Nõmmik) and Lepik (Ruut Tarmo) use Mosin Nagants as well.
Sporterized Mauser Rifle
Forest-guard's daughter (Aksella Luts) gave the father's Sporterized Mauser Rifle to Laansoo (Juhan Nõmmik) for repairs at the film beggining. One of the Estonian soldiers uses Sporterized Mauser Rifle (most likely, the same prop) during the last battle.
Unknown Short Rifle (Mannlicher-Schonauer ?)
One of the Estonian commanders carry an unknown short rifle on the shoulder. It's may be Mannlicher-Schonauer.
Three Estonian soldiers fires Maxim M1910 during the last battle.
Another Estonian soldiers fires Madsen machine gun at the same battle. The shape of the forend of the barrel and the magazine match M1916 model in 7.62x54R caliber. It can be distinguished from the earlier Russian Madsen M1904 by the shape of the magazine and the number of slots in the barrel casing.
Tammekänd (Arnold Vaino) takes Novitsky-Fyodorov Grenade from killed Bolshevik soldier and uses it to blow up Bolshevik headquarters.
Estonian soldiers captured several British 18-Pounder from the Bolshevik army and use it against its former user.
Russian 6-inch M1909 or M1910
Estonian soldiers fire Russian 6-inch M1909 or M1910 howitzer.
76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902
White soldiers, possibly Finnish or German, use a 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902 mounted on the armored train.
White forces use an armored train during the last battle.