That's the whole life ... (1983)

Documentary №39685, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:22
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Director:B.Kustov, S.Miroshnichenko
Camera operators:Kustov


A film-memory: the veterans of the Ural Voluntary Tank Corps speak about the legendary member of the tank crew Vladimir Markov.The film uses various chronicles.

Reel №1

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Field, there is a monument with a star.

Chronicle 1941-1945 - a burning village, soldiers are running, tanks are standing, tankmen are carrying a wounded soldier, a burning tank on the street of the city, soldiers are bandaging the head of a wounded comrade.

Says the veteran.


A commemorative plaque on the house - "The Square of the Ural Volunteer Tank Corps" - is being solemnly unveiled.

Solemn events on the square, in the center - a monument to tank soldiers.

A veteran woman is crying.

Veterans' meeting.

Photo of tankman Vladimir Markov.

Veteran Ivan Petrovich Chepuryshkin in his office at the table, talks about Markov, shows photos.

Moscow, city streets.

A plane in the sky.

Chepuryshkin takes out his military archive, reads fragments of the diary.

Rural landscape - fog, field, droga, river.

Chronicle 1941-1945 - explosion, tank rides, shooting in the cockpit of a tank, tankmen shoot, tank burns, burning village, soldiers run, shots of tanks, killed soldiers, tank rides down the street, soldiers with a flag on their armor, soldiers walk along the road.

Says the veteran, Nikolai Alexandrovich Yanenkov.

Group military photography.

Says Yanenkov.

Photo of Yanenkov with a fellow soldier.

Says Yanenkov.

Chronicle 1941-1945 - wounded soldiers are given first aid.

Yanenkov shows a photo of Markov, reads out the inscription, shows the book.

Volgograd, the Volga River, motor ships, ships, boats are sailing.

Says the veteran, Mikhail Valentinovich Pobedinsky.

On the windowsills are front-line photographs of Pobedinsky and Markov.

Pobedinsky says, shows the knife that Markov gave him.

Key words



Markov Pobedinsky Chepuryshkin Yanenkov

Calendar: 1941-1945

Locations: Sverdlovsk [876] Tbilisi [859]

Seasons: Summer [824]

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Volga, ships on the river.

Says veteran Mikhail Pobedinsky.

On the windowsills are front-line photographs of Pobedinsky and Markov.

Says Pobedinsky.

Close-up photos of Markov and Pobedinsky.

In the frame is the wife of Mikhail Pobedinsky.

The room, Pobedinsky is sitting at the window, his wife is standing next to him, holding his hand.

Large - jets of water, a bunch of grapes.

Veteran Pavel Dmitrievich Chernyshkov in his garden, cutting bunches of grapes.

Says Chernyshkov.

In the photo - Markov and Chernyshkov.

Says Chernyshkov.

Large - a box of grapes.

Says Chernyshkov, recalls his commander Vladimir Markov.

Chronicle 1941-1945 - tanks are coming, infantry is running, a tank is in the city, a German soldier, a European city, residents with flowers meet Soviet tanks, people beat the head of Hitler's sculpture with sticks.

A group front-line photo of Markov with fellow soldiers.

Says Chernyshkov.

Chronicle of 1945 - a tankman dances a lezginka near a tank, soldiers stand nearby, applaud, a soldier plays an accordion.


Says veteran Irakli Stepanovich Mateshvili.

Panorama of Tbilisi (taken from the top point).

Tbilisi courtyard, house, Mateshvili is sitting at the table, remembers Vladimir Markov.

View of the city.

Says Mateshvili.

Street of the city.

Says Mateshvili.

Photos from the funeral of Vladimir Markov.

Says Mateshvili.

A train is coming, a panorama of Tbilisi.

Mateshvili with flowers walks along the path of the cemetery.

Mateshvili at Markov's grave, wipes the monument.

Grave grave monument, a panorama of the grave, flowers.

A train is passing.

Boys dance lezginka.

The street of the city, Mateshvili is walking in a crowd of people.

A man turns a hurdy-gurdy.

The general plan is people on the square, Mateshvili is walking in the crowd.

Photographs by Vladimir Markov.

Key words

Veteran, tankers, WWII


Markov V. A. - sovetskij tankist-as, uchastnik Velikoj Otechestvennoj vojni, Geroj Sovetskogo Soyuza

Calendar: 1941-1945

Locations: Volgograd [946] Tbilisi [859]

Seasons: Summer [824]

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