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My Zero Hour (Meine Stunde Null)
My Zero Hour (Meine Stunde Null) is an East German 1970 war movie directed by Joachim Hasler. In 1943 Wehrmacht Gefreiter Kurt Hartung (Manfred Krug), a former Berliner worker, is captured by Soviet soldiers. Never been a faithful Nazi, Hartung joins the National Committee for a Free Germany (NKFD), a USSR based German anti-Nazi organization.
The following weapons were used in the film My Zero Hour (Meine Stunde Null):
Nagant M1895 (visually modified)
Blank (Friedo Solter), a member of NKFD, who speaks with Hartung, carries a Nagant M1895 revolver. This is a visually modified prop, fitted with elongated barrel and wide grips. It appears to be the same prop, used in Die Söhne der großen Bärin 1966 Western movie.
Soviet intelligence officer Maj. Gornin (Anatoliy Kuznetsov) carries a Walther PP pistol in several scenes (Note: Gornin is credited as Oberleutnant but he has Soviet Major insignia, while he appears in German Oberleutnant uniform only during the operation across enemy lines). During the operation Kurt Hartung (Manfred Krug), disguised as an officer, also carries a Walther PP.
Soviet Sgt. Mitja (Lev Prygunov) carries a Luger P08 whe he is disguised as a German NCO. A Luger is also seen in hands of Pvt. Meyer (Karl Sturm).
In one scene Maj. Gornin (Anatoliy Kuznetsov) carries a pistol in TT-33 holster. The grip of the pistol seems different from TT.
In another scene Gornin holds an unidentifided pistol, instead of Walther PP that he carries in previous and following scenes. The pistol bears resemblance with CZ 27 but it's only a guess.
Most Soviet soldiers are armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns.
An MP40 is seen in hands of a Soviet scout, disguised as a German soldier.
Gefreiter Kurt Hartung (Manfred Krug) and Gefreiter Blumhagen (Alfred Müller) carry Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles. These guns are out of time for 1943.
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
Some Soviet soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.
Most German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. This is historically correct, by contrast with numerous war movies that shows each and every Wehrmacht soldier with MP40.
Unidentified Hand Grenade 1
Kurt Hartung (Manfred Krug) carries several hand grenades. One of them, with an elongated elliptical body resembles Nebelhandgranate 42 smoke grenade but it is seen too unclear for positive identification.
Unidentified Hand Grenade 2
Kurt Hartung (Manfred Krug) also has two hand grenades of another model. The body of these grenades resemble Model 39 Eihandgranate but the fuse is different.
An unxeploded aerial bomb, dropped from Soviet U-2 light bomber, appears to be a Soviet FAB-50.
In one scene Hartung watches documentary footage from Soviet newsreel. Wartime photos are also seen during the opening credits.