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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 1974 Czechoslovak war film directed by Ivo Toman set during the Prague uprising in May 1945. The film is based on the story "Pancérový vlak" (Armoured train) by Rudolf Cerný.

In occupied Czechoslovakia, 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.
The following weapons were used in the film Arms for Prague (Zbrane pro Prahu):

Luger P08

Jan Chýn (Karel Hlusicka) carries a Luger P08.

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

Walther P38

Some Germans and resistance fighters are seen with Walther P38s.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
Resistance-Walther P38.jpg

MP 40

The German soldiers and the resistance fighters use MP 40s.

MP 40 - 9x19mm
A German soldier armed with an MP 40.
Jiřina Doubravová (Hana Cízková) fires an MP 40.
An insurgent (Bronislav Poloczek) aims a looted German submachine gun.
1st Lt. Sauer (Jirí Kodet) with an MP 40 in his hands.


Red Army soldiers are armed with the PPSh-41.

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


The PPS-43 is also used by the Red Army.

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

Karabiner 98k

The Karabiner 98k is frequently seen, used by German forces and resistance fighters.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm
A German train guard is armed with a Karabiner 98k.
Resistance fighters fire Karabiner 98ks.
A resistance fighter (Roman Skamene) with a looted Karabiner 98k.

MG 34

The resistance fighters also captured an MG 34.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Resistance fighter fire an MG 34 at the Germans.
Jan Chýn (Karel Hlusicka) fires an MG 34.


The Panzerfaust is seen in the hands of German forces and the Czechoslovak resistance.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
A German soldier prepares to use the Panzerfaust.
Jan Chýn (Karel Hlusicka) (left) with an MG 34 and 1st Lt. Sauer (Jirí Kodet) (right) with a Panzerfaust prepared for use.

Flak 38 Zwilling

A Flak 38 Zwilling AA gun is captured by Czech resistance fighters and operated by Chýn (Ladislav H. Struna).

Anti-aircraft "twins" gun mounted on an armored train.
The anti-aircraft weapon used for ground combat.

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