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Liberation: Breakthrough

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Liberation: Breakthrough
Osvobozhdenie: Proryv
DVD cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
GDR.jpg East Germany
POL.jpg Poland
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Yuri Ozerov
Release Date 1969
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Deutsche Film (DEFA)
Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.P.A.
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Marshall Georgy Zhukov Mikhail Ulyanov
Josef Stalin Bukhuti Zaqariadze
Adolf Hitler Fritz Diez
Capt. Orlov Boris Zajdenberg
Capt. Tsvetayev Nikolay Olyalin
Benito Mussolini Ivo Garrani
Sashka Sergey Nikonenko
Col. Gromov Vladimir Samojlov

Liberation: Breakthrough (Russian: Освобождение: Прорыв; Osvobozhdenie: Proryv) is a 1969 Soviet/East German/Polish/Italian World War II drama directed by Yuri Ozerov. It's a second part of five-part film series. Breakthrough focusing on one of the major Eastern Front campaign: the Battle of Dnieper River. Also shown Mussolini's arrest story.

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: Breakthrough:


Tokarev TT-33

Tokarev TT-33 is the standard sidearm of Russian officers

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Capt. Tsvetayev gives his TT-33 to seriously injured Col. Lukin (Vsevolod Sanayev)

Submachine Guns


Soviet troops widely use PPSh-41 submachine guns in this movie. Mostly with drum magazines

PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Capt. Tsvetayev fires his PPS at German ambush
Same episode


MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Some of Otto Skorzeny's men (right) can be see armed with the MP38 submachine guns. Left soldier armed with the MP40


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

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Sashka (Sergey Nikonenko) fires the MP40


Full-length Mosin Nagant Rifle

Most of Russian soldiers armed with the full-length Mosin Nagant Rifles. Some rifles have attached bayonets.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Soviet soldier holds the full-length Mosin Nagant rifle

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Sd.Kfz. 7 driver was armed with the Karabiner 98k


PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle 14.5x114mm
Capt. Orlov (Boris Zajdenberg) fires the PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle at Tiger tank


PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle 14.5x114mm
Soviet soldiers carry the PTRS-41 anti-tank rifle

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

DP-27 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
Sashka (Sergey Nikonenko) fires Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun


MG42 with bipod extended - 7.92mm Mauser
The MG42 can be seen at the entrance to the building where Benito Mussolini was imprisoned

Maxim M1910/30

Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
The Maxim fires real tracer cartridges

37-mm M1939 (61-K)

37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37x252SR
The 61-K AA guns fire at German aircraft

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Otto Skorzeny carries Model 24 Stielhandgranate at his belt

F-1 Hand Grenade

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Sashka carries two F-1 hand grenades at his belt

RPG-43 Anti-tank Grenade

Soviet RPG-43 anti-tank grenade
Capt. Orlov holds the RPG-43 anti-tank grenade

Gun Platformes


Numerous Soviet T-34-85 medium tanks. Actually entered service only in 1944


SU-100 self-propelled tank destroyer

Universal Carrier

Destroyed Universal Carrier (also known as theBren Gun Carrier). This tracked vehicle also can be seen in some short scenes in Liberation: The Fire Bulge

Fake PzKpfw VI Tiger

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


Czechoslovakian Zlin.326 Training aircrafts represented as Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters

Yakovlev Yak-18

Yakovlev Yak-18 training aircrafts represented as Lavochkin La-5 fighters

Tupolev Tu-4

Tupolev Tu-4 strategic bomber appears as Boeing B-29 Superfortress can be seen in Teheran Conference episode


45mm Anti-tank Gun M1937 (53-K)

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45mm (1.77 in)

76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)

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

M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm

7.5 cm PaK 40

Soviet soldiers around a captured 7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun.

152 mm Howitzer M1943 (D-1)

Two 152 mm howitzers M1943 (D-1) can be seen at the background. Also can be seen three ZiS-3 guns and T-34-85 tanks

Documentary Footage

Short Magazine Lee-Enfield

Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III* - .303 British
British soldier holds the SMLE rifle. He can be seen in opening scene

M3 Half Truck

M3 Half Truck armed with the Browning M2HB. This vehicle can be seen in opening scene


DUKW amphibious transport can be seen in opening scene

M4 Sherman

M4 Sherman medium tank can be seen in opening scene


Soviet T-34-76 medium tank

122 mm Howitzer M1938 (M-30)


Sd.Kfz. 251

Sd.Kfz. 251 personnel carrier can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode


Stug III Ausf. G assault gun can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode

Panzer IV

Panzer IV Ausf H tank can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode

Tiger II

Tiger II heavy tank can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode


Wirbelwind self-propelled anti-aircraft gun can be seen in Warsaw cinema episode

See Also

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