What is the only Soviet film most likely shot about the great Patriotic war

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When the creators of films about the war I want to show a large-scale battle scenes, they always face difficulties. Showing the battle of Borodino or the battle of Poltava, to create reliable images must be assembled on a small area of tens of thousands of people trained for crowd, which is impossible. But this problem has been solved with the advent of computer technology.

But when it comes to films about the Second World war, the complexities of an entirely different plan. And they consist in the fact that modern warfare does not allow to fit on one picture from all the participants in the battle to achieve entertainment. This is especially true of battles involving tanks. Modern combat is conducted at long distances, the intervals between units are getting larger, and the frame they do not fit. And the movie requires entertainment.

as a result, the scenes where dozens of tanks slowly crawling across the field, almost touching the sides, and firing at the enemy from a distance of ten meters. The turtle speed of armored vehicles on some of the shooting is clear — there is a risk of collision. The apotheosis of such scenes was the Soviet film “Battle for Moscow” and “Stalingrad”, but today they’re filming something like that.

nevertheless, Soviet filmmakers were able to show a plausible picture of the tank battles. In the first place the film “In war as in war”. The film is based on the novel by Victor Kurochkin. And although the movie is sometimes very different from the book, the authors were able to accurately convey the feelings of the party to fight you in the field one almost can not see either, nor the others, on your car somewhere to shoot, and the tank crews shooting somewhere, not seeing the purpose.

According to the tactics of the time the tanks were located at initial positions at intervals of 70-75 metres, and the battle was onto keep the interval 20-25 m. This is indicated in the pre-war teachings and writings, for example, you can see “Allowance for the fighter-tanker” 1941, or the book T. P. Kuznetsova “Tactics of tank troops” in 1940.

However, in the course of the war, it became clear that to overcome the anti-tank defense the tanks should operate in groups, and spacing should be significantly larger. When the need arose to provide fire superiority on the direction of the main shock, the interval between heavy tanks was 25-30 m, and between the medium and light even more. In conditions of strong anti-tank defense, the spacing between vehicles could be increased to 100 m. Overcoming minefields, tanks operated in groups of three or four machines, with increased intervals between the groups.

the Attacks were not “cavalry assaults”, that is, at full speed across an open field, and using the terrain, firing from short stops, opening fire at maximum range of about 800-1000 m. All this in the course of the war is reflected in the documents and manuals. You can see “Instructions to the commander of Bryansk front on the use of armored and mechanized forces” from 1943, brochures and E. Matveeva, “Fighting techniques of the tankers” and of Lieutenant-Colonel G. Klein, “the Battle of tanks with tanks”, published in 1942, where the cumulative experience of past battles.

the second line of Tanks in the attack had to move on a distance of 100-150 m, and the supporting tanks self-propelled artillery — at a distance of 200-400 m In the movie (and the book) is the demand of the commander of a tank brigade (in the story Kurochkin’s regiment) samochodzik to accompany tanks on a distance of 100 m. And, as rightly noted by the commander of the battery, such a requirement is really contrary to the Charter. Tanks also should always be accompanied by infantry, from which tankers should not break away more than 200-400 m.

That is, in the situation that is presented to us in the film, the action had to unfold like that. Tanks and sledovatcompared them a few hundred meters, self-propelled, start the attack from initial positions in a half to two kilometers from the enemy. Combat vehicles are moving at full speed, maneuvering to take cover from enemy fire behind the terrain or groups of trees. Self-propelled periodically make a short stop to fire support tank, and then catching up with a bygone tanks. And if in the midst of this battle was the operator with a camera, being on the armor of the artillery, he could only see one or two tanks ahead, and several cars a few hundred meters to the right and left. Somewhere behind you could see the attacking infantry, and far ahead of the enemy positions. And all this in the clouds of dust raised by the tank treads, and in a puff of smoke from gunfire and explosions.

that is the picture and showed us the creators of the film “In war as in war”. Turned out not as big as in other films, but the maximum truthful and realistic.

Cyril Shishkin

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