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Sadsacks Go to War (Les Bidasses s'en vont en guerre)

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Sadsacks Go to War
(Les Bidasses s'en vont en guerre)
Les Bidasses s'en vont en guerre Poster.jpg
Original Movie Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
ITA.jpg Italy
GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Claude Zidi
Release Date 1974
Language French
Studio F.C.F.
Films 7
Les Films Christian Fechner
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gérard Gérard Rinaldi
Jean Jean Sarrus
Phil Gérard Filipelli
Jean-Guy Jean-Guy Fechner
Sgt. Bellec Jacques Seiler
The Colonel Paolo Stoppa
Paulette Brugnon Marisa Merlini

Sadsacks Go to War (original title Les Bidasses s'en vont en guerre) is a 1974 French comedy directed by Claude Zidi and starring a popular French comedy quartet Les Charlots as four young soldiers who spent most of their army service under punishment for various pranks and jokes. The film is a sequel for 1971 movie The Five Crazy Boys (Les Bidasses en folie).

The following weapons were used in the film Sadsacks Go to War (Les Bidasses s'en vont en guerre):



A SACM M1935A pistol is Sgt. Bellec's (Jacques Seiler) service sidearm.

French SACM M1935A Pistol - 7.65 MAS/7.65 x 22mm Longue
Sgt. Bellec orders to attack.
He carefully moves on the farmyard with pistol in hand.
The pistol is seen best when Sgt. Bellec appears in a very embarrassing position.

FN Model 1922

In the scene of the attack on the farm a lieutenant (Jacques Robiolles) is seen with a pistol that appears to be an FN Model 1922.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
The lieutenant with a pistol and a battle knife tries to lead his soldiers in attack.

M1911-style pistol

During the encounter of the four friends with karate champions on the fair Jean-Guy (Jean-Guy Fechner) shows a feat of prestidigitation, drawing an M1911A1-style pistol from nowhere to threaten his opponent.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP. This was an issued U.S. Army pistol with parkerized finish, thus the official designation of M1911A1
Les Bidasses-M1911-1.jpg

Submachine Guns


Some French soldiers carry MAT-49 SMGs.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm
A soldier with MAT-49 is seen in the middle.
A soldier with MAT-49 at the left.


Double Barreled Shotgun

The old farmer (Georges Douking) is seen with a double barreled shotgun in several scenes.

The farmer threatens the approaching soldiers with his shotgun.



Most French soldiers carry MAS-36 rifles.

MAS-36 - 7.5x54mm French
Soldiers with MAS-36s on shooting range.
A close view of MAS-36.
The four friends with MAS-36s.
MAS-36s are seen when the four friends meet their girlfriends on the Madame Brugnon's farm.
Soldiers with MAS-36s carry ladders during the maneuvers.
Les Bidasses-MAS36-8.jpg
Soldiers with MAS-36s on the farm.

Berthier Mle 1907-15 M34

Berthier Mle 1907-15 M34 rifles are also seen in hands of the soldiers.

Berthier Mle 1907-15 M34 - 7.5x54 mm
A soldier at the left holds a Berthier 07-15 M34 rifle.
A soldier is center is armed with a Berthier 07-15 M34.
A perfect view of Berthier 07-15 M34.

Other Weapons

7.5 cm Pak 40

In one scene Les Charlots man a 7.5 cm Pak 40 AT gun.

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
The four friends stand at the gun.
The 7.5 cm Pak 40 on position.


An M8 Greyhound armoured car is seen during the maneuvers.

A Greyhound is seen at the left, behind 7.5 cm Pak 40 gun.
A close view of the turret.

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