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Two Soldiers (Dva boytsa)

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Two Soldiers (Dva boytsa)
Two Soldiers Poster.jpg
Cinema Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Leonid Lukov
Release Date 1943
Language Russian
Studio Tashkent Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sasha Svintsov Boris Andreyev
Arkady Dzjubin Mark Bernes
Tasya Vera Shershnyova
Nurse Yanina Zheymo
Galanin Ivan Kuznetsov
Okulita Lavrenti Masokha
Maj. Rudoy Stepan Krylov
Professor Arystarch Pavlovich Maksim Shtraukh

Two Soldiers (Dva boytsa) is a 1943 Soviet war movie by Leonid Lukov based on the novel by Lev Slavin. It was released in USA in 1944. The story is set in Autumn 1941 - Spring 1942 in the besieged city of Leningrad and depicts two Red Army soldiers - Arkady Dzjubin (Mark Bernes) and Sasha Svintsov (Boris Andreyev) who are close friends, then they are in quarrel, and then they become friends again under fire.

The following weapons were used in the film Two Soldiers (Dva boytsa):


Nagant M1895

Arkady Dzjubin (Mark Bernes) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver throughout most of the film.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N
Arkady Dzujubin carries a Nagant holster.
A grip of Nagant revolver is seen in Dzjubin's holster.
A Red Army officer (at the left) holds a Nagant in the final scene.



In the opening scene Arkady Dzjubin (Mark Bernes) holds a TT-33 pistol; later it switches to a Nagant M1895. A TT-33 is also seen in hands of Red Army Senior Lieutenant (uncredited), and Maj. Rudoy (Stepan Krylov) carries a TT in holster.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Red Army Sr. Lt. raises his soldiers in attack, holding a TT.
Dzjubin with TT in attack.
Another view of Dzjubin's pistol.
Maj. Rudoy carries a TT holster (at the background).

Submachine Guns


Both Arkady Dzjubin (Mark Bernes) and Sasha Svintsov (Boris Andreyev) carry PPSh-41 SMGs in several scenes. Some other soldiers and officers, notably Maj. Rudoy (Stepan Krylov), are also seen with PPSh-41s.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm
Sasha Svintsov (left) and Arkady Dzjubin with their PPSh-41 SMGs.
Sasha Svintsov with his PPSh-41.
Maj. Rudoy carries a PPSh.


Several Red Army soldiers are armed with PPD-40 SMGs.

PPD-40 - 7.62x25mm
A soldier with a PPD-40.
A barrel of PPD-40 is seen at the left.
A soldier with PPD-40 in center.
A muzzle of a PPD-40 is seen at the right.
A soldier with PPD-40.


A PPD-34, with an original stick magazine, is seen in hands of a soldier.

PPD-34 with 25-round magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Dva Boytsa-PP-2.jpg
A soldier in center holds a PPD-34.


Most German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs.

MP40 - 9x19mm.
Two Soldiers-MP40-1.jpg
German soldiers with MP40s retreat under Soviet fire.
MP40s on bodies of German soldiers.
German soldiers with MP40s in attack in the final scene.


Mosin Nagant M1891 Rifle

Most of Red Army soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles, often with bayonets.

Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Sasha Svintsov (Boris Andreyev) with M1891 rifle (later in the same scene he is seen with a PPSh-41).
Soldiers in attack in the opening scene.
An artilleryman carries an M91 rifle.
A soldier at the left holds an M91 rifle.
Soldiers with M91 rifles cover under enemy artillery fire.
Dva Boytsa-Mosin-6.jpg
Soldiers with M1891 rifles in attack in the final scene.

Simonov AVS-36 Rifle

Red Army soldiers, including Galanin (Ivan Kuznetsov), are armed with Simonov AVS-36 rifles, mostly with sword bayonets.

Simonov AVS-36 Rifle - 7.62x54R.
A sentinel with AVS-36.
Galanin with AVS-36 in attack.
The barrel of Galanin's AVS is seen.
Galanin with AVS-36 on sling is seen at the foreground.

Tokarev SVT-38

Tokarev SVT-38 rifles are also seen in hands of Red Army soldiers.

Tokarev SVT-38 - 7.62x54mm R
Two Soldiers-AVS36-2.jpg
Red Army soldiers are marching with SVT-38 rifles.

Tokarev SVT-40

Tokarev SVT-40 rifles are also seen in hands of Red Army soldiers. Some German soldiers also carry SVT rifles.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
Dva Boytsa-SVT-4.jpg
A soldier at the right holds an SVT-40.
What appears to be an SVT-40 is seen in hands of a German soldier at the left.

Machine Guns

Degtyarev DP-27

Arkady Dzjubin (Mark Bernes), Sasha Svintsov (Boris Andreyev) and Okulita (Lavrenti Masokha) use DP-27 machine guns in action.

Degtyarev DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R.
Sasha Svintsov with a DP-27.
Arkady Dzujubin's DP is seen in dugout.
Two Soldiers-DP-2.jpg
Sasha Svintsov prepares the DP before the battle. The magazine is removed.
Dzjubin's DP-27 in the trench.
Okulita at the DP-27.
Dzjubin fires his DP in the final scene.

Degtyaryov DT

Degtyaryov DT machine guns are mounted on Soviet tanks.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R.
Frontal DT on T-34.
DT in turret on T-38.

MG 34 Panzerlauf

An MG 34 Panzerlauf is seen mounted on original German Pz.III tank.

MG 34 Panzerlauf - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Dva Boytsa-Panzerlauf-1.jpg


In one scene German troops use Maxim machine guns to support the attack. They are seen only in distance, so it's impossible to identify the exact model. M1910, M1910/30 or MG08 are most likely guesses.

German troops deploy two Maxims.

20mm TNSh-20 cannon

Soviet TNSh-20 automatic cannon, a tank version of the aircraft ShVAK-20 cannon, is seen mounted in T-30 light tank.

TNSh-20 automatic cannon - 20x99R. It is mounted on T-60 light tank.
The T-30 light tank armed with TNSh gun appears as a German tank.

Unidentified machine gun

A machine gun of German troops is seen in one scene, very distant and unclear.

Dva Boytsa-MG-2.jpg

Other Weapon

RGD-33 Stick Grenade

RGD-33 grenades are seen several times during the movie.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
Arkady Dzjubin (Mark Bernes) is crawling to the German positions with a bundle of five RGD-33 grenades in hand. Such bundles were often used when soldiers suffered the lack of anti-tank grenades.
Sasha Svintsov (Boris Andreyev) with two RGD-33 grenades.
Snitsov readies to throw a grenade.

45mm AT Gun M1937 (53-K)

45 mm 53-K AT guns are seen in several scenes.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
A 45mm gun on position.
Two abandones 45mm AT guns are seen on the battlefield.

85mm AA Gun M1939 (52-K)

85 mm 52-K AA guns are seen in Leningrad.

85mm Air Defense Gun M1939 (52-K) - 85x629mm R
Dva Boytsa-AA-1.jpg
85mm guns defend Leningrad.


T-38 light tank is seen at the background left.
T-30 light tank appears as a German tank.
KV-1S heavy tank appears as a German tank.
T-70 light tanks appear as German tanks.
T-34-76 tank.
Another view of T-34-76 in action. SB-2 bomber plane is seen in the sky.
A destroyed German Pz.III Ausf.G
A Pz.III in action.

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