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A World War II thriller about a group of Italian children who enlist the assistance of a wounded American officer to help them get revenge against the SS for the massacre of their hometown.
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{{Infobox Movie
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|name = Hornets' Nest
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|picture = HornetP-1.jpg
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|caption = ''Cinema poster''
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|country = [[Image:ITA.jpg|25px]] Italy<br>[[Image:USA.jpg|25px]] United States
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|director = Phil Karlson <br> Franco Cirino
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|date= 1970
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|language = English<br>German<br>Italian
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|studio= Produzioni Associate Delphos<brTriangle Productions
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|distributor=United Artists
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|character1=Capt. Turner
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|actor1=[[Rock Hudson]]
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|character2=Bianca
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|actor2=[[Sylva Koscina]]
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|character3=Capt. von Hecht
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|actor3=[[Sergio Fantoni]]
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|character4=Schwalberg
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|actor4=[[Giacomo Rossi-Stuart]]
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|character5=Aldo
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|actor5=[[Mark Colleano]]
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|character6=Scarpi
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|actor6=[[Jean Valmont]]
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== MP40 ==
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'''''Hornets' Nest''''' is a 1970 World War II thriller that stars [[Rock Hudson]] as a wounded American officer who is enlisted by a group of Italian children to help them get revenge against the SS for the massacre of their hometown.
The [[MP40]] is used frequently throughout the film by many characters. The SS massacre the town with them, and the children have a cache of them which they persuade Captain Turner ([[Rock Hudson]]) to teach them how to use.
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[[Image:MP40Side.jpg|thumb|none|500px|MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest_mp401.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Turner (Rock Hudson) shows the boys an MP40.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest_mp402.jpg|thumb|none|500px|The boys with their MP40's as they prepare to practice reloading.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest_mp403.jpg|thumb|none|500px|A German soldier with an MP40 searches the woods.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest_mp404.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Aldo ([[Mark Colleano]]) talks to Turner while holding his MP40.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest_mp405.jpg|thumb|none|500px|German doctor Bianca ([[Sylva Koscina]]) wields an MP40 against attacking soldiers.]]
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== M3 "Grease Gun" ==
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{{Film Title|Hornets' Nest}}
Although seen only fleetingly, the US paratroopers led by Captain Turner ([[Rock Hudson]]) are armed with [[M3 "Grease Gun"|M3 "Grease Guns."]]
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[[Image:M3_Grease.jpg|thumb|none|500px|M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP]]
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= Handguns =
 
== Luger P08 ==
 
== Luger P08 ==
Captain von Hecht ([[Sergio Fantoni]]) carries a Luger P08 as his personal sidearm. Aldo ([[Mark Colleano]]) also uses one at the end of the film.
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Captain von Hecht ([[Sergio Fantoni]]) carries a [[Luger P08]] as his personal sidearm, which he uses to kill the cruel SS officer Major Taussig. Aldo ([[Mark Colleano]]) also uses one at the end of the film.
[[Image:LugerP08Pistol.jpg|thumb|none|350px|Luger P08 9mm]]
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[[Image:LugerP08Pistol.jpg|thumb|none|300px|Luger P08 9mm]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_luger1.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Von Hect ([[Sergio Fantoni]]) pulls his Luger on SS officer Major Taussig.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest27.jpg|thumb|none|600px|"''Taussig!''" Von Hecht ([[Sergio Fantoni]]) pulls his Luger on Taussig.]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_luger2.jpg|thumb|none|500px|A crazed Aldo ([[Mark Colleano]]) with a Luger prepares to shoot von Hecht.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest37.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A crazed Aldo ([[Mark Colleano]]) with a Luger prepares to shoot von Hecht.]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_luger3.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Aldo with his Luger, having wounded von Hecht.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest38.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Aldo with his Luger, having wounded von Hecht.]]
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== Vis wz. 35 Radom pistol ==
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Captain Turner ([[Rock Hudson]]) has a suppressed [[Vis wz. 35 Radom pistol|Vis wz. 35 pistol]] as his primary sidearm.
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[[Image:PistoletWZ35_RADOM.jpg|thumb|300px|none|Vis wz. 35 - 9x19mm]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest14.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Turner with his suppressed Vis in the German field headquaters. Note the presence of a decocking lever on the slide.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest15.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Turner exchanges fire with German soldiers in von Hecht's office.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest23.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Turner crouches in the bushes with his Vis.]]
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== Walther P38 ==
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Gunther ([[Hardy Stuart]]) is seen with a [[Walther P38]] briefly. Schwalberg ([[Giacomo Rossi-Stuart]]) also carries one in a holster in some scenes.
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[[Image:P38.jpg|thumb|none|300px|Walther P38 pistol World War II date of production]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest16.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Gunther draws his P38 as he prepares to enter the German headquarters.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest17.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Turner knocks the P38 out of Gunther's hand as he enters von Hecht's office.]]
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= Submachine Guns =
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== MP40 ==
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The [[MP40]] is used frequently throughout the film by many characters.
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[[Image:MP40Side.jpg|thumb|none|400px|MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest5.jpg|thumb|none|600px|SS soldiers use their MP40's to massacre the people of Reonato.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest9.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Schwalberg ([[Giacomo Rossi-Stuart]]) searches for the missing Captain Turner ([[Rock Hudson]]) with his MP40.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest19.jpg|thumb|none|600px|"''This is not a toy. This kills.''" Captain Turner ([[Rock Hudson]]) shows the boys an MP40.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest21.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Turner demonstrates the proper way of holding the MP40.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest22.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The boys with their MP40's.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest25.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The boys fire their MP40's from the back of the truck during their attack on the SS' headquarters.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest34.jpg|thumb|none|600px|German doctor Bianca ([[Sylva Koscina]]) wields an MP40 against attacking soldiers.]]
  
 
== Beretta Model 38 ==
 
== Beretta Model 38 ==
 
The Italian Partisans are armed with [[Beretta Model 38|Beretta Model 38's]].
 
The Italian Partisans are armed with [[Beretta Model 38|Beretta Model 38's]].
 
[[Image:Beretta Model 38A.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm]]
 
[[Image:Beretta Model 38A.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest6.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The Partisan on the right is armed with a Beretta Model 38.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest7.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Partisans armed with Beretta Model 38's.]]
  
== M1911A1 ==
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== M3 "Grease Gun" ==
Captain Turner ([[Rock Hudson]]) has a suppressed [[M1911|M1911A1]] as his primary sidearm.
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Although seen only fleetingly, the US paratroopers led by Captain Turner ([[Rock Hudson]]) are armed with [[M3 "Grease Gun"|M3 "Grease Guns."]] After the Americans are killed, the Germans collect their guns.
[[Image:M1911Colt.jpg|thumb|350px|none|World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP]]
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[[Image:M3_Grease.jpg|thumb|none|400px|M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_m19111.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Turner with his suppressed M1911 in the German field headquaters.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest18.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The "Grease Guns" in a bag in von Hecht's office.]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_m19112.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Turner exchanges fire with German soldiers in von Hecht's office.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest_m19113.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Turner crouches in the bushes with his M1911.]]
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= Rifles =
 
== Mauser Karabiner 98k ==
 
== Mauser Karabiner 98k ==
Some of the Germans use [[Karabiner 98k|Mauser Karabiner 98k's]]. At the end of the film, von Hecht ([[Sergio Fantoni]]) uses one to try and hunt down Turner and the kids.
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Some of the Germans as well as the Italian partisans use [[Karabiner 98k|Mauser Karabiner 98k's]].
[[Image:Karabiner-98K.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser]]
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[[Image:Karabiner-98K.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_k981.jpg|thumb|none|500px|An SS soldier fires his Mauser.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest2.jpg|thumb|none|600px|SS soldiers with Mausers as they round up the townspeople.]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_k982.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Von Hecht stalks through the forest with his Mauser.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest8.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Scarpi ([[Jean Valmont]]) uses his scoped Mauser to shoot a captured partisan who betrayed the resistance.]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_k983.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Von Hecht with his Mauser.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest13.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Two German sentries with slung Mausers.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest_26.jpg|thumb|none|600px|A soldier firing his Mauser during the attack on the SS' headquarters.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest_35.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Captain von Hecht ([[Sergio Fantoni]]) stalks through the forest with his Mauser.]]
  
== Walther P38 ==
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== Double Barreled Shotgun ==
An SS corporal is seen with a [[Walther P38]] briefly.
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This [[Double Barreled Shotgun]] originally belonged to Captain von Hecht, but Aldo ([[Mark Colleano]]) stole it from his office. It is carried around by him and sometimes his second in command Dino ([[John Fordyce]]), but never fired.
[[Image:P38.jpg|thumb|none|350px|Walther P38 pistol World War II date of production]]
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[[Image:CharlesParker1878Shotgun.jpg|thumb|none|450px|Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge.]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_p38.jpg|thumb|none|500px|The corporal draws his P38 as he prepares to enter the German headquarters.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest10.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Aldo with the shotgun slung over his shoulder.]]
[[Image:hornets_nest_p382.jpg|thumb|none|500px|Turner knocks the P38 out of the corporal's hand as he enters von Hecht's office.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest11.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Aldo points the shotgun at Turner when the American initially refuses to help them.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest12.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Aldo with the shotgun.]]
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= Machine Guns =
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== MG42 ==
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The [[MG42]] machine gun is seen a few times in the film, notably by Captain Turner ([[Rock Hudson]]) to shoot a Kübelwagen, and later by Aldo ([[Mark Colleano]]) at the dam.
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[[File:MG42 Left.jpg|thumb|none|400px|MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92mm Mauser]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest1.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An SS soldier riding in a sidecar with an MG42.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest31.jpg|thumb|none|600px|An MG42 on the dam.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest32.jpg|thumb|none|600px|"''Come on, you bastards! All of you!''" Aldo ([[Mark Colleano]]), crazed with bloodlust, commandeers the unattended MG42 and begins mowing down German soldiers.]]
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== Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun ==
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A [[Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun]] with a fake elongated barrel and belt-fed ammunition is seen in a machine gun nest near the dam. Turner kills the men manning it. It's used as an anchor for a rope so he and the boys can climb down the cliff and into the water.
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[[Image:M1914Hotchkiss.jpg|thumb|none|400px|M1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun with Tripod]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest28.jpg|thumb|none|600px|The Hotchkiss M1914.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest29.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Closer view of the Hotchkiss M1914 gun as Turner kills one of the gunners.]]
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[[Image:hornets_nest30.jpg|thumb|none|600px|Turner examines the Hotchkiss M1914.]]
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[[Category: Italian Produced/Filmed]]

Latest revision as of 03:04, 22 July 2015


Hornets' Nest
HornetP-1.jpg
Cinema poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Phil Karlson
Franco Cirino
Release Date 1970
Language English
German
Italian
Studio Produzioni Associate Delphos<brTriangle Productions
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Turner Rock Hudson
Bianca Sylva Koscina
Capt. von Hecht Sergio Fantoni
Schwalberg Giacomo Rossi-Stuart
Aldo Mark Colleano
Scarpi Jean Valmont


Hornets' Nest is a 1970 World War II thriller that stars Rock Hudson as a wounded American officer who is enlisted by a group of Italian children to help them get revenge against the SS for the massacre of their hometown.


The following weapons were used in the film Hornets' Nest:

Contents


[edit] Handguns

[edit] Luger P08

Captain von Hecht (Sergio Fantoni) carries a Luger P08 as his personal sidearm, which he uses to kill the cruel SS officer Major Taussig. Aldo (Mark Colleano) also uses one at the end of the film.

Luger P08 9mm
"Taussig!" Von Hecht (Sergio Fantoni) pulls his Luger on Taussig.
A crazed Aldo (Mark Colleano) with a Luger prepares to shoot von Hecht.
Aldo with his Luger, having wounded von Hecht.

[edit] Vis wz. 35 Radom pistol

Captain Turner (Rock Hudson) has a suppressed Vis wz. 35 pistol as his primary sidearm.

Vis wz. 35 - 9x19mm
Turner with his suppressed Vis in the German field headquaters. Note the presence of a decocking lever on the slide.
Turner exchanges fire with German soldiers in von Hecht's office.
Turner crouches in the bushes with his Vis.

[edit] Walther P38

Gunther (Hardy Stuart) is seen with a Walther P38 briefly. Schwalberg (Giacomo Rossi-Stuart) also carries one in a holster in some scenes.

Walther P38 pistol World War II date of production
Gunther draws his P38 as he prepares to enter the German headquarters.
Turner knocks the P38 out of Gunther's hand as he enters von Hecht's office.

[edit] Submachine Guns

[edit] MP40

The MP40 is used frequently throughout the film by many characters.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
SS soldiers use their MP40's to massacre the people of Reonato.
Schwalberg (Giacomo Rossi-Stuart) searches for the missing Captain Turner (Rock Hudson) with his MP40.
"This is not a toy. This kills." Captain Turner (Rock Hudson) shows the boys an MP40.
Turner demonstrates the proper way of holding the MP40.
The boys with their MP40's.
The boys fire their MP40's from the back of the truck during their attack on the SS' headquarters.
German doctor Bianca (Sylva Koscina) wields an MP40 against attacking soldiers.

[edit] Beretta Model 38

The Italian Partisans are armed with Beretta Model 38's.

Beretta Model 38A - 9x19mm
The Partisan on the right is armed with a Beretta Model 38.
Partisans armed with Beretta Model 38's.

[edit] M3 "Grease Gun"

Although seen only fleetingly, the US paratroopers led by Captain Turner (Rock Hudson) are armed with M3 "Grease Guns." After the Americans are killed, the Germans collect their guns.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
The "Grease Guns" in a bag in von Hecht's office.

[edit] Rifles

[edit] Mauser Karabiner 98k

Some of the Germans as well as the Italian partisans use Mauser Karabiner 98k's.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
SS soldiers with Mausers as they round up the townspeople.
Scarpi (Jean Valmont) uses his scoped Mauser to shoot a captured partisan who betrayed the resistance.
Two German sentries with slung Mausers.
A soldier firing his Mauser during the attack on the SS' headquarters.
Captain von Hecht (Sergio Fantoni) stalks through the forest with his Mauser.

[edit] Double Barreled Shotgun

This Double Barreled Shotgun originally belonged to Captain von Hecht, but Aldo (Mark Colleano) stole it from his office. It is carried around by him and sometimes his second in command Dino (John Fordyce), but never fired.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Aldo with the shotgun slung over his shoulder.
Aldo points the shotgun at Turner when the American initially refuses to help them.
Aldo with the shotgun.

[edit] Machine Guns

[edit] MG42

The MG42 machine gun is seen a few times in the film, notably by Captain Turner (Rock Hudson) to shoot a Kübelwagen, and later by Aldo (Mark Colleano) at the dam.

MG42 with sling and bipod collapsed - 7.92mm Mauser
An SS soldier riding in a sidecar with an MG42.
An MG42 on the dam.
"Come on, you bastards! All of you!" Aldo (Mark Colleano), crazed with bloodlust, commandeers the unattended MG42 and begins mowing down German soldiers.


[edit] Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun

A Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun with a fake elongated barrel and belt-fed ammunition is seen in a machine gun nest near the dam. Turner kills the men manning it. It's used as an anchor for a rope so he and the boys can climb down the cliff and into the water.

M1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun with Tripod
The Hotchkiss M1914.
Closer view of the Hotchkiss M1914 gun as Turner kills one of the gunners.
Turner examines the Hotchkiss M1914.



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