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Defiance is a 2008 World War II film starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber as brothers who decide to take the fight to the enemy during the German occupation of Poland while also protecting mass numbers of Jewish refugees. The film, based on a true story, was directed by Edward Zwick (The Last Samurai) and should be noted for the many World War II-era weapons seen in what appears to be near mint condition, which is correct considering the time frame (a rarity for the films).
The following weapons were used in the film Defiance (2008):
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Tuvia Bielski (Daniel Craig) uses a Walther P38 as his sidearm. He gives it to Lilka Ticktin (Alexa Davalos) to protect herself during her food mission. Asael (Jamie Bell) also uses one to kill one German.
During the Soviet ambush, Zus (Liev Schreiber) uses a Tokarev TT-33 to execute a German officer and a soldier. Near the end of the film, he shoots the tank commander with the Tokarev. Lilka's sidearm is also a TT-33.
Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873
The first gun obtained by Tuvia Bielski (Daniel Craig) from Koscik is a French Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873 revolver. He uses it to avenge his parent's death.
A female member of the Otriad is seen firing the Nagant M1895 in the final battle. Also seems to be standard issue for the police.
Tuvia Bielski (Daniel Craig) and his brother Zus (Liev Schreiber) carry their captured MP40 submachine guns. Numerous Germans are equipped with the MP40.
Red Army soldiers are equipped with the PPSh-41. Towards the end of the film, some partisans have it too, notably Asael Bielski (Jamie Bell).
Rifles / Carbines
Mosin Nagant M91/30
The Mosin-Nagant M91/30 is used by the Red Army soldiers and the Bielski partisans. Chaya (Mia Wasikowska) fires an M91/30 in the final battle.
Mauser Model 1938
During the Nazi attack led by the milkman who gave the Nazis directions (forcing the Bielskis to abandon their first camp), Zus (Liev Schreiber) is seen firing a Turkish Mauser M38 in addition to the MP40 he is typically seen carrying, particularly when he shoots the milkman's arm.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine
Several Mosin Nagant M38 Carbines are seen in the film, used by partisans. Also used by Belorussian Police.
One of Zus' comrades carries a Tokarev SVT-40.
Mauser Karabiner 98k
The Karabiner 98k is used by German forces and some Bielski partisans in the film. Aron Bielski (George MacKay) is briefly seen with one of them.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
Zus (Liev Schreiber) keeps a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun for protection and uses it when he goes into town seeking vengeance. He takes two rounds to down his first victim, and hits another in the chest, just wounding him, which suggests he is using either birdshot or another less powerful round. It also has exposed hammers.
Zus is seen using a Degtyaryov DP-28 during an ambush. Later in the film, other partisans use it against attacking German forces.
At the end of the film, a German machine gun team is setting their MG34, mounting it on a tripod, but Tuvia (Daniel Craig) takes them out from behind and uses the machine gun against the German infantry. The tank which he shoots at also has an MG34 which is later removed by Aron Bielski (George MacKay). Earlier, during the Red Army ambush, a German soldier shoots it from a truck.
The MG42 is also carried by the Germans.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
The Model 24 Stielhandgranate is a German grenade, but it is only seen used by the Bielski partisans during the film. Zus throws one under a German truck during the Red Army ambush and later throws one into a German tank. Near the end of the film, Isaac (Mark Feuerstein) attacks German soldiers with a bag of grenades.
The Otriad acquires a few F-1 hand grenades.
Panzerkampfwagen Ausf. J/1
A rather good mockup of a Panzerkampfwagen Ausf. J/1 was used at the end of the film. It is one of the two vehicles used in the film Enemy at the Gates. These were built using modified Swiss Panzer 61 tanks.