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Seventh Company Has Been Found (On a retrouvé la 7ème compagnie!), The
The Seventh Company Has Been Found (On a retrouve la 7eme compagnie!) is a 1975 French war comedy directed by Robert Lamoureux. The movie follows the events of Now Where Did the 7th Company Get To? (Mais où est donc passée la 7ème compagnie?) (1973). After successful escape from Germans, Chaudard, Pitivier and Tassin dress in uniforms of French officers abandoned by their holders during the debacle. When the trio is at last captured, they are taken to a castle where French high rank officers are hold. Here the main characters continue their attempts to escape.
In this movie Aldo Maccione was replaced by Henri Guybet in the role of Tassin, so some scenes, depicting the events of the first film, were shot again.
One more sequel, The Seventh Company Outdoors (La 7ème compagnie au clair de lune), followed in 1977.
The following weapons were used in the film The Seventh Company Has Been Found (On a retrouvé la 7ème compagnie!):
Most German officers and NCOs carry Luger P08 pistols.
A Walther P38 is seen in hands of a German sergeant (Jean-Pierre Zola) in the castle where French officers are hold.
A German officer (Jean-Jacques Moreau) carries a pistol in holster. A small part of the grip can be seen.
Many German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs. In the final scene Tassin (Henri Guybet) takes an MP40 of a guard on train.
MAS-36 rifles are seen in the opening scene that depict the events of the first movie.
Some German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. In one scene Pitivier (Jean Lefebvre) gets a rifle from a German convoy guard (Michel Modo).
Belgian Mauser Model 1935
At least one German soldier carries a Belgian Mauser Model 1935 rifle (Gewehr 262(b) on German service).
As in the first movie, Pvt. Tassin (Henri Guybet) carries a Chatellerault M1924/29 light machine gun, but this is a different prop, as it lacks the monopod on the buttstock. In one scene Sgt. Chaudard (Pierre Mondy) takes the machine gun.
Browning M1919A4E1 machine guns are front-mounted on M24 Chaffee tanks that stand for German Panzer III.
What appears to be an MG34 is briefly seen mounted on a German motorcycle.
Two MG42, out of time for 1940, are seen in the final scene on a train.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
A German soldier on a train carries a pair of Model 24 Stielhandgranate.
3.7 cm Pak 35/36
In the beginning of the movie, Chaudard, Pitivier and Tassin continue to ride the M3 Halftrack, equipped with a 3.7 cm Pak 35/36 cannon. Unlike the gun, seen in the first movie, this one has a standard barrel.
2 Inch M3 Smoke Mortar
M24 Chaffee tanks, standing for German Panzer III, are equpped with 2 Inch M3 smoke mortar, mounted at the left of the main gun. This weapon is identical with the British Bomb Thrower, 2 inch, Mk I smoke mortar.
An anti-aircraft cannon of unidentified model is seen mounted on a railway flatcar.
In the beginning of the movie, Chaudard, Pitivier and Tassin continue to ride the M3 Halftrack technical support vehicle, equipped with a 3.7 cm Pak 35/36 cannon. It stands for German Sd.Kfz. 250 or 251.
Several M24 Chaffee tanks, standing for German Panzer III tanks, are seen in the opening scene that depicts the events of the first movie.