Little Andrea takes his first steps with his mother Franca through the streets of central Florence. "Dad on duty" is with a fellow carabiniere, as he waits excitedly for his family at the entrance to the Piazza della Stazione barracks, just opposite the Santa Maria Novella station, which closes this 9.5 mm family picture: a little mise-en-scene that Andrea will be able to enjoy when he grows up on his home screen. It is now just past 4.30 p.m. on Friday 5 June 1959, soon the shift will end and perhaps the Crossbowmen will just have to think for the now imminent Saturday and Sunday of one of those trips out of town that they love so much to take and remember on film. Soon it will also be easier, since salaries for members of the Arma are finally about to increase. The announcement of the increase is imminent and in line with the narrative that everything in Italy is now growing and there is no doubt that the future will be in colour, although for many who film it is still black and white.