Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Captain Corelli's Mandolin is a 2001 war drama directed by John Madden and based on the novel by Louis de Bernières. Doctor's daughter Pelagia and fisherman Mandras fall in love with each other in the untouched idyll of Kefalonia. But her love is disturbed by the Second World War and the invasion of Italian troops. Mandras joins the resistance and she stays alone. But then she meets the Italian officer Antonio Corelli, who kindles a new love in her. The two approach each other but soon threatens new trouble. After the Italians decided in 1943 not to fight on the side of the Germans, there is a conflict between the former allies.
The following weapons were used in the film Captain Corelli's Mandolin:
Moschetto Carcano Mod. 91/38 Cavalleria
Italian soldiers of the 33ª Divisione fanteria "Acqui" (33rd Mountain Infantry Division Acqui) and Carabinieri units (military police) are correctly armed with Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine and artillery/cavalry bandoleers. Like most of the weapons in the movie, partisans are armed with this rifle. Captain Antonio Corelli (Nicolas Cage) is seen with a Carcano rifle when German troops attack the Italian division.
Carcano Moldello 91
Some Italian troops are seen to use Carcano Modello 91 rifles. The 91 was the main rifle of the Italian infantry since 1891 (when he replaced the Vetterli) until the Second World War. Excluding the troops that specifically required a shorter rifle, the 91 long rifle equipped the majority of the Italian army during both world wars. It should be noted that soldiers carrying Carcano Mod. 91 "long rifle" are correctly equipped with belt, pouches and bayonet scabbard, instead of the bandolier (seen on members of the Acqui Division), issued only to the troops who use Carcano cavalry carabines with integrated bayonets.
Wehrmacht and partisans are mainly armed with K98k rifles.
Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*
A partisan is armed with Lee-Enfield No.1 Mk.III*.
MAB Model 38A
Italian infantry, Carabinieri and partisans, including Captain Corelli (Nicolas Cage) and Mandras (Christian Bale), use Moschetto Automatico Beretta 38 SMGs. This is not entirely correct, because the weapon was mainly reserved for special forces or police units (like Carabinieri or Royal Guardia di Finanza in the case of Cephalonia) and only small part to infantry divisions. However, before the Royal Italian Army was moved to the Eastern Front and Balkan Campaign, Beretta Factory gave the soldiers the chance to buy MAB 38 privately, it was twice the salary of a month.
The soldier who threatened Captain Corelli is armed with a MP38.
Many of the Wehrmacht soldiers are armed with MP40.
Breda Modello 37
German soldiers use MG42s during the hostilities.
Greek partisans use some Tellermine 42 mines.
10.5 cm leichte Feldhaubitze 40
Italian soldiers use German 10.5 cm Feldhaubitze/Gebirgshaubitze 40 Howitzers to defend the island.
Oerlikon 20mm Cannon
An Oerlikon 20mm Cannon can be seen mounted on German landing craft.