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Capitaine Conan

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Capitaine Conan
Movie Poster
Country FRA.jpg France
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
Release Date October 16, 1996
Language Bulgarian
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Conan Philippe Torreton
Norbert Samuel Le Bihan
Lt. De Scève Bernard Le Coq
Madeleine Erlane Catherine Rich
Commandant Bouvier François Berléand
Gen. Pitard de Lauzier Claude Rich

Capitiane Conan is a 1996 French war drama movie directed by Bertrand Tavernier based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Roger Vercel. In September 1918, for four years the First World War raging in Europe coming to an end. In the Balkans, the Bulgarians allied with the German Empire and the Allies deliver tough battles (Macedonian Front). In the last battle before the surrender of Bulgaria the Sokol massif is stormed by the Allies and Captain Conan and his fifty comrades, mostly ex-prisoners from military prisons, have played a decisive role. This is a special unit in the regular army hierarchy, which operates according to its own ruthless rules. They feel like the real heroes, why Conan former friend Norbert, who is now being investigated for the war crimes court's own troops, no longer understands. Also as in France finally the armistice was signed, the men of Captain Conan continue to fight and not cease to terrorize the surrounding areas of Bucharest with riots, looting, and massacres of civilians. The war has made the men to barbarians. Finally, his generals commanded him to the Russian border to fight against the Bolsheviks.

The following weapons were used in the film Capitaine Conan:


Mauser C96

The gunsmith gives Norbert (Samuel Le Bihan) a captured Mauser C96 pistol that is never used in the movie.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
The gunsmith with the pistol.

Luger P08

During a robbery a masked French soldier is seen with a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The soldier at the left.

Steyr M1912

Another masked soldier is seen with a Steyr M1912.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm Steyr
The soldier holds the pistol while leaving the restaurant.

Walther P38

Captain Conan (Philippe Torreton) threatens one of his men with a highly anachronistic Walther P38 pistol.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Captain Conan with the Walther.


MAS Mle. 1892

Norbert (Samuel Le Bihan) has a holstered Mle 1892 Revolver. He gives the revolver to Captain Conan (Philippe Torreton).

Modele d’Ordonnance Mle. 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
The gunsmith with Norbert's revolver.
Captain Conan fires the revolver.

Nagant M1895

Lt. De Scève (Bernard Le Coq) is briefly seen with a Nagant M1895.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38N
De Scève takes cover.


Berthier Mle. 1902

French soldiers in the movie use Berthier Fusil Mle 1902 rifles mocked up to resemble Lebel 1886 rifles. As there are converted rifles the bolts didn't work.

Berthier Model 1902 Indochinois - 8x50mm R
French soldiers charging.
Soldiers suppressing a Bulgarian MG-station.
French soldier fires the rifle.
The same soldier.

Lebel Mle. 1886

Some genuine Lebel 1886 are seen. Many Mockups can be seen without a bolt.

Lebel Model 1886 Rifle - 8x50Rmm
A Lebel 1886 is held by the soldier at the right.
A mockup rifle without bolt.

Karabiner 98k

What appears to be an anachronistic Karabiner 98k is seen in the French trench after a Bulgarian attack.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Karabiner on the left next to a dead Bulgarian. Note the length of the barrel and the S84/98 bayonet.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

The Mauser Gewehr 1898 is used by Bulgarian soldiers. It would have been more accurate, that the Bulgarians use the Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifles, but it is not impossible given the German - Bulgarian alliance as Conan said in the film.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
French soldier on the right stabs an enemy with his own gun.
Captain Conan (Philippe Torreton) and a Bulgarian in melee.

Mosin Nagant Rifle

Bolsheviks use Mosin Nagant rifles of unknown types.

Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR
Two Mosin Nagants lie on the ground.

Machine Guns

Chauchat Mle. 1915

The support gunner of Captain Conan's squad uses a Chauchat light machine gun.

Chauchat Light Machine Gun - 8x50mmR Lebel
The gunner fires the Chauchat.
The squad is reported by Italian cavalry that Bulgaria has surrendered.
The gunner prepares to fight Bolsheviks.

St. Étienne Mle. 1907

French soldiers use heavy St. Étienne Mle 1907 machine guns. At the last battle, one of the squad members fires it from the hip.

St. Étienne Mle. 1907 - 8x50mmR Lebel
French MG position.
The soldier fires it from the hip.
French soldiers fire the St. Étienne.

Schwarzlose M1907/24

Bulgarian soldiers use post-war Czech Schwarzlose M1907/24 machine guns standing for correct Austrian Schwarzlose MG M. 7/12. Conan's squad capture one and fires it from the back of his mate.

Czechoslovak VZ 24 Machine Gun - 7.92x57 Mauser
Bulgarian soldiers with the Schwarzlose.
French soldier fire the Schwarzlose.
A Schwarzlose mounted on a Bolshevik boat.

Hand Grenades

Citron Foug Mle. 1916

French soldiers use Citron Foug modèle 1916 grenades.

Citron Foug modèle 1916 with 2nd Model cap.
The support gunner with a Citron grenade.


Grenade Crossbow

Conan's men with the crossbow.
Cc cross.jpg


French soldiers fire an unknown flamethrower.

Mortier de 150 mm T Mle. 1917 Fabry

The mortar in the background.

Canon de 75 mm Mle. 1897

Canon 75mm Modèle. 1897.
Cc canon.jpg

Mountain Howitzer

Cc howitzer.jpg

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