R.A.S.

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R.A.S.
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Film Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Yves Boisset
Release Date 1973
Language French
Arabic
Studio Transinter Films
Sancrosiap
Distributor SND Groupe M6
Main Cast
Character Actor
Rémy March Jacques Spiesser
Alain Charpentier Jacques Weber
Raymond Dax Jean-François Balmer
Adjudant chef Santoni Claude Brosset
Pvt. Girot Jacques Villeret
Lt. Keller Michel Peyrelon
Commandant Lecoq Philippe Leroy
Sgt. Lebel Roland Blanche
Sgt. Carbone Jean-Pierre Castaldi
Pvt. Titus Albert Dray


R.A.S. (English known as Nothing to Report) is a 1973 French-Italian drama from Algerian war directed by Yves Boisset. Tells the story of a group of soldiers, who are for participating in demonstration against the departure of troops into Algeria assigned in the disciplinary unit, led by veterans of the war in Indochina, experienced in all sorts of physical and psychological abuse of their wards and exercise in the massacres of the indigenous population. The only thing able to arouse the soldiers, the hatred for authority. The situation changes the arrival of a new commander.


The following weapons were used in the film R.A.S.:

Contents


Pistols

FN Model 1922

Commander of the disciplinary unit, Lt. Keller (Michel Peyrelon), carries a FN Model 1922 as his sidearm.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
Lt. Keller of fear of his own soldiers sleeping with a gun in his hand.

Submachine Guns

MAT-49

Some of the French soldiers fighting in Algeria are equipped with MAT-49 submachine guns.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Adjudant chef Santoni (Claude Brosset) riding on the the car with his MAT-49 in hand.
Sgt. Rudy (Jean-Paul Franky) was ordered of Santoni to shoot a captured Algerian.
Raymond Dax (Jean-François Balmer) aims a submachine gun at Santoni and his companions.
The soldiers accompanying the commander Lecoq (Philippe Leroy) carry MAT-49s.
Sgt. Carbone (Jean-Pierre Castaldi) aims at surrenders Algerian.
Rémy March (Jacques Spiesser) shoots in the fight against Algerian insurgents.
A Farewell to Army ...

Sterling SMG

Another commonly used weapon by the French troops is British Sterling Mk. IV submachine gun.

Sterling Mk. IV Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
Most of the soldiers in the back of the truck holding in their hands Sterling SMGs.
Raymond Dax (Jean-François Balmer) jumps from back of the car with a Sterling SMG in his hand.
Also Alain Charpentier (Jacques Weber) (left) is armed with this gun.
Pvt. Moutier (Jacques Chailleux) was extremely bullied by Santoni
Pvt. Girot (Jacques Villeret) marches with other soldiers with a submachine gun over his shoulder.

Rifles

MAS-36

The Basic armament of the French police and soldiers is MAS-36 rifle.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French
The policemen accompanying soldiers to the station carry rifles on their back.
The soldier fired MAS-36 rifle during a battle with the Algerian rebels.
Pvt. Charpentier (Jacques Weber) excelled at the shooting range.
For Pvt. Girot (Jacques Villeret) is an art to hit the target.
Rémy March (Jacques Spiesser) shoots from a rifle on enemies sharpshooter.

Martini-Henry Rifle

French troops commandeered old "Arabized" Martini Henry rifle, who found in Algerian village.

Arabized" Martini Henry in 577/450 cal with belt and foil cartridges.
Raymond Dax (Jean-François Balmer) handed to commander confiscate rifle.

Machine guns

Chatellerault M1924/29

The gunner of French military unit carries a Chatellerault M1924/29 light machine gun.

Chatellerault M1924/29 Light Machine Gun - 7.5x54mm R
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Browning M1919A4

On the jeep of commander is mounted a Browning M1919A4 machine gun

Browning M1919A4 on an M31C pedestal mount - .30-06
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Browning M2HB

The Browning M2HB heavy machine gun is mounted on the armory car.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
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Hand Grenades

F1 hand grenade

The French troops in Algeria are most typically equipped with F1 hand grenades.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.
Lt. Keller (Michel Peyrelon) pulls a hand grenade on Arabic villagers.

Others

Ordnance QF 2-pounder AT gun

On the base of the French army in the desert is an abandoned British Ordnance QF 2-pounder AT gun.

Ordnance QF 2-pounder - 40x304mmR (1.57 in)
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