Roses of the Desert, The

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The Roses of the Desert (2006)



The following weapons were used in the film The Roses of the Desert:

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Beretta M1934

The Italian officers, including Maj. Stefano Strucchi (Alessandro Haber) and Lt. Marcello Salvi (Giorgio Pasotti), are armed with Beretta Modello 34.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
The soldiers observe the abandoned camp.

Moschetto Carcano Mod. 91/38 Cavalleria

Various italian soldiers of mixed units are armed with Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5mm
Italian soldiers listen the general's speech.

Carcano Mod. 91/24

The Italian soldiers from the medical unit of the Minotauro division are armed mainly with Carcano short rifles, identifiable by the full size rear sights. Over the years the development of Carcano TS and 91/24 series was quite troubled, full of a lot of updates and fixes. For this reason, in the case of The Roses of the Desert, Carcano Mod. 91/24 shown have unusual position belt loops, in the middle of the front.

Carcano M91/24. This rifle does not come from Special Troops series, as is often mistakenly considered. In reality the M91/24 is a shortened M91 long rifle, as can be seen from the standard rear sight. - 6.5mm.
Italian soldier with a 91/24 in the desert night.
An italian colonial Bersagliere walks with a 91/24.
A soldier gets on the truck with a 91/24 clearly visible.

Carcano Mod. 91 Truppe Sepciali Modificato

Some Italian soldiers from the medical unit are armed with Carcano Mod. 91 Special Troops Modified. Note the small rear sight.

Carcano M91 TS Modificato (modified). - 6.5mm.
Soldier sitting on the left has a TS rifle.
TS rifle clearly visible on the left.
The first soldiers left and right carry a TS rifle.


Karabiner 98k

Wehrmacht units are mainly armed with K98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers fire K98k rifles during the air attack.
K98k in the backgrond.

MP40

Some of the Wehrmacht soldiers are armed with the MP40.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A German soldier during the pilot research.

Breda Modello 37

In defense of the perimeter of the field hospital, there are Breda Modello 37 heavy machine guns.

Breda Modello 37 - 8x59mm RB Breda
A defensive position.

Schwarzlose Machine Gun Model 07/12 (mock-up)

The soldiers install a Schwarzlose machine gun for anti-aircraft defense. The Schwarzlose machine guns were confiscated by the Kingdom of Italy at the Astro-Hungarian Empire, as well as many other light and heavy weapons, after the allied victory in the First World War. These weapons were assigned to the colonial Italian native troops (for example Steyr M95 was assigned to many indigenous corps) or rear troops, such as medical troops. The one shown in the film, it is probably a mock-up, since during firing the belt fed does not move and we can note hidden on the bottom a small curved magazine.

Schwarzlose Machine Gun Model 07/12 - 8mm.
See the curved magazine on the bottom. Note the Autoblinda 41 in the background.


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