Great War, The (La grande guerra)

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La grande guerra
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Movie poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
FRA.jpg France
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Release Date 1959
Language Italian
German
Studio Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica
Gray-Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Oreste Jacovacci Alberto Sordi
Giovanni Busacca Vittorio Gassman
Costantina Silvana Mangano
Bordin Folco Lulli
Captain Castelli Bernard Blier


The Great War (Original title: La grande guerra) is a 1959 Italian war drama film set during WWI. Directed Mario Monicelli, starring Alberto Sordi and Vittorio Gassman. This film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and received an Academy Award nominee as Best Foreign Film.


The following weapons were used in the film The Great War (La grande guerra):

Contents


Handguns

Unidentified Pistol

Italian and Austro-Hungarian officers can be seen with unidentified pistols, which look like a Beretta variant.

Beretta M1915 - .32 ACP, for comparision.
Beretta M1934 - .380 ACP, for comparision.
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Rifles

Carcano M1891

The Italian soldiers including Oreste Jacovacci (Alberto Sordi) and Giovanni Busacca (Vittorio Gassman) are armed with Carcano M91 rifles. During mass scenes, many Austro-Hungarian soldiers are seen with full-length Carcanos, too.

Carcano M91 Long Rifle - 6.5mm
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Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

The Carabinieri patrolmen can be seen with Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbines slung over their shoulders.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5mm.
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Steyr Mannlicher M1895

A standard weapon of the Austro-Hungarian soldier was a Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifle.

Steyr M1895 Short Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56R
A clear identifying feature of the Steyr M1895 rifle series is the stacking pin that protrudes forward on the left side of the rifle, originally used to stand rifle up against each other in the field - 8x56R
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Mauser Gewehr 1898

The German Gewehr 1898 is also used by some Austrian soldiers.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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Machine Guns

Fiat-Revelli M1914/35

The Italian and also Austro-Hungarian troops use a Fiat-Revelli M1935 machine gun mocked up as Fiat-Revelli M1914.

Fiat-Revelli M14/35 machine gun - 8×59mm RB Breda
Fiat-Revelli M14 machine gun - 6.5x52mm Mannlicher-Carcano, for comparision.
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Schwarzlose M.07/12

Some period-correct Schwarzlose M.07/12 machine guns are used by Austrian and Italian soldiers.

Schwarzlose MG M. 7/12 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher.
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Other

Unidentified hand grenade

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Trivia

English poster


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