We Want the Colonels (Vogliamo i colonnelli)

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We Want the Colonels (Vogliamo i colonnelli)
Vogliamo i colonnelli-DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Directed by Mario Monicelli
Release Date 1973
Language Italian
Greece
French
Studio Dean Film
Ital-Noleggio Cinematografico
Main Cast
Character Actor
Giuseppe Tritoni Ugo Tognazzi
Marcella Bassi-Lega Carla Tato
Lt. Col. Ribaud Antonino Faa di Bruno
Col. Barbacane Giuseppe Maffioli
Col. Furas Gian Carlo Fusco
Lt. Commander Branzino Renzo Marignano
Col. Aguzzo Camillo Milli
Minister of Internal Affairs Li Masi Lino Puglisi


We Want the Colonels (Vogliamo i colonnelli) is a 1973 Italian political comedy directed by Mario Monicelli. Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi), a ultra-right-wing politican, plans a coup d'etat together with several army and navy high rank officers. Only a series of grotesque comical obstacles prevent them from a success.


The following weapons were used in the film We Want the Colonels (Vogliamo i colonnelli):

Contents


Pistols

Beretta Model 70

Most of conspirators, including Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi), carry Beretta Model 70 pistols. They are also seen in hands of carabiniers in the final scene.

Beretta Model 70 - .32 ACP
A neo-Nazi at the right raises his Beretta Model 70 pistol, greeting Tritoni's speach.
Col. Gavino Furas (Gian Carlo Fusco) holds a Beretta Model 70 during the attack on the TV station.
Col. Elpidio Aguzzo (Camillo Milli) (at the left) and Giuseppe Tritoni (at the right) draw their pistols when they are informed that the coup d'etat fails.
Another view of Tritoni with his pistol in hand.
A carabinier holds a Beretta Model 70 at the right.
A carabinier escorts arrested Tritoni.

Beretta M1951

Some of the officers, participating in coup d'etat, carry Beretta M1951 pistols. Members of paramilitary neo-Nazi organisation also use M1951 pistols.

Beretta M951 - 9x19mm
The Neo-Nazi with Carcano rifles and pistols on shooting range. The shape and size of pistols allow to identify them as M1951s.
A officer holds the secretary of the President of the Italian Republic at gunpoint.
A plainclothed police inspector holds a Beretta M1951 at the left.

Walther P38

In the scene when the conspirators make the final decision, plainclothed officers draw their pistols and fire in air. The pistols that are seen appear to be Walther P38s.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
An unnamed colonel (Alberto Postorino) at the background raises his pistol.
Col. Pino Barbacane (Giuseppe Maffioli) holds a Walther.

Submachine Guns

Beretta Model 38/42

Numerous members of paramilitary neo-Nazi organisation carry Beretta Model 38/42 SMGs during the training.

Beretta Model 38/42 - 9x19mm
A man in black jacket in center holds a Model 38/42 SMG.
A young man in center holds a Model 38/42. A barrel of another Model 38/42 is seen at the left.

Beretta Model 38/44

Beretta Model 38/44 SMGs are also used by neo-Nazi, soldiers of the units, participating in coup d'etat, and carabiniers.

Beretta Model 38/44 - 9x19mm
A bearded man in blue jacket carries a Model 38/44 on sling. He also carries a Mk 2 hand grenade on his belt.
A blond man at the right raises his Model 38/44.
Several soldiers at the right carry Model 38/44 SMGs in the scene on base of mutineers.
Soldiers carry Model 38/44 SMGs in the night scene.
A soldier at the left holds a Model 38/44 in the scene in the TV station.
A carabinier at the left holds a Model 38/44.
Carabiniers with Model 38/44 and M3 "Grease Gun" SMGs escort arrested Tritoni in the final scene.

Beretta M12

Paratroopers-frogmen of Col. Barbacane's unit and some of Col. Furas' soldiers are armed with Beretta M12 SMGs.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
A paratrooper holds a Beretta M12 in the night scene.
Several paratroopers with Beretta M12s.
One of Col. Furas' soldiers holds a Beretta M12 during the attack on TV station.
Another soldier holds an M12 SMG in the same scene.

M3 "Grease Gun"

In the final scene some carabiniers are armed with M3 "Grease Gun" SMGs.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
A Neo-Nazi in training camp holds an M3.
Carabiniers with M3 SMGs guard the office of the President of the Italian Republic.
Carabiniers with Beretta Model 38/44 and M3 SMGs escort arrested Tritoni in the final scene.

Sten Mk II

What appear to be Sten Mk II SMGs are seen in hands of Col. Barbacane's paratroopers-frogmen during the training mission.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A man at the foreground holds a Sten without magazine and with removed buttstock.

Rifles

Carcano M91/38

Some members of paramilitary neo-Nazi organisation carry Carcano M91/38 short rifles during the training.

Carcano M91/38 - 6.5x52mm
The Neo-Nazi with Carcano rifles and pistols on shooting range.

Several of abovementioned men carry Carcano short rifles that are nearly identical with Carcano M91/38 except for the straight bolt handle. Possibly these are standard M91 long rifles that were converted to carbine length.

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A pair of men cross the obstacle course, carrying Carcano rifles with bayonets.

Beretta BM59

Soldiers with Beretta BM59 rifles are seen in footage of a military parade.

Beretta BM59 "Truppe Alpine" - 7.62x51mm NATO
Tritoni watches the Lagunari amphibious infantry regiment parade on TV.

Machine Guns

MG3

An MG3 machine gun is seen mounted on top of a tank turret during the military parade.

MG3 Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Bofors L/60

A Bofors L/60 is seen in a column of Col. Furos' unit.

Bofors 40mm L/60 AA gun in a wheeled trailer mounting - 40x311mmR
A Bofors is seen at the background.

Other Weapons

Mk 2 Hand Grenade

Some members of paramilitary neo-Nazi organisation carry Mk 2 Hand Grenade during the training. In the final scene Giuseppe Tritoni (Ugo Tognazzi) grabs a grenade from a carabinier.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" World War II-made High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade (sometimes written Mk II)
A bearded man in blue jacket carries a Mk 2 hand grenade on his belt.
Tritoni holds a grenade.

M40 Recoilless Rifle

Jeep-mounted M40 Recoilless Rifles are seen in the documentary footage.

M40 Recoilless Rifle (Licensed in Japan as the Type 60) mounted on Type 73 Kyu jeep - 106mm Rocket
Jeeps with M40s on military parade.

Unidentified flare pistol

One of the soldiers of Col. Barbacane's unit fires a flare pistol. It is seen in nearly complete darkness.

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