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The Boys of War

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Los chicos de la guerra (1984)

The Boys of War (Los chicos de la guerra in Spanish) is a 1984 Argentine film drama directed by Bebe Kamin and starring Hector Alterio, Carlos Carella, Ulises Dumont, Marta Gonzalez, Tina Serrano, Miguel Angel Solá, Alfonso De Grazia and Gustavo Belatti. It is based on the book of the same name by Daniel Kon, which consists of a series of interviews with the young soldiers who fought in the Falklands War. The script was written mainly by Kon himself in collaboration with the director. This film was shot in Buenos Aires and premiered on August 2, 1984. The quality of the feature is due to the fact that it was filmed in 16 mm and then enlarged to 35 mm.

The following weapons were used in the film The Boys of War:


Pump Action Shotgun

A member of the task forces (Grupo de Tareas in Spanish) carries an unknown pump-action shotgun.

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Submachine Guns


Argentine soldiers are seen armed with the FN PAM, the Argentine variant of the M3A1 "Grease Gun".

FM PAM 1 - 9x19mm
A soldier with his PAM trying to unleash a comrade punished for stealing food.
Soldier aboard a jeep in Puerto Argentino (Port Stanley) with a PAM



Both Argentine and British soldiers use the Argentine version of the FN FAL, it was possibly difficult to get an SLR rifle.

FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Argentine soldier standing guard in barracks
FAL Rifles resting.
Pablo holding a FAL after cleaning it.
Argentine soldiers patrolling the streets of Puerto Argentino.
Argentines investigating a barn.
Pablo was about to open the barn door.
During the end of the film Pablo suffers post-traumatic stress and triggers a FAL at home.
Pablo (Gabriel Rovito) points his rifle at the spectators.


During the film Argentine and British soldiers carry the paratrooper version of the FN FAL.

FN FAL 50.61 - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Cpl.Ramirez holding a FAL PARA
A Argentine soldiers search some food with a FAL in is back.

Argentine Mauser 1909

Augusto is seen cleaning a Sporterized 1909 Argentine Mauser in his house.

Argentine Mauser 1909 - 7.65x53mm Mauser
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Winchester Model 70

Augusto teaches Pablo to use Winchester Model 70 in a polygon of fire.

Winchester Model 70 Super Grade - .30-06
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Machine Guns


Both Argentine and British soldiers use the FN MAG machine gun.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Argentine with a MAG after some rocks.

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