7.5x54 French question


#1

I have 2 questions about a very smartly made French-Belgian-Algerian-Maroc co-production film called “Indigènes” imdb.com/title/tt0444182/ about French colonial troops from North Africa fighting in WWII Europe.

  1. The troops are armed with mostly MAS-36 rifles. Where were the rifles and 7.5x54 ammunition made if France was under occupation?
  2. The movie shows French colonial troops fighting in Italy. Is this historically correct?

#2

Vlad,

The answer to your #2 question is “yes”. For example troops from Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. They were called “goumies” ( from Goum= little operation groups, specialized in high mountain warfare)

Bad memories for hundreds of italian women, men and children

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan_Goumier