White Darkness, The (Bílá tma)

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The White Darkness (Bílá tma)
Bílá tma-poster.jpg
Cinema poster
Country Czech-republic-flag.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by František Cáp
Release Date 1948
Language Czech
Studio Československý státní film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pavel Kafka Július Pántik
Rozka Kafková Natasa Tanská
Katka Mária Prechovská
Dugin Boris Andreyev
Zika Rudolf Deyl
'Strategist' František Dibarbora
Holeša Ladislav H. Struna
German commander Radovan Lukavský

Bílá tma (English: The White darkness) is a Czech black-and-white war drama directed by František Cáp from 1948. This film was the first, which wants to artistically portrayal of the Slovak National Uprising by help of the Red Army. A young doctor Pavel Kafka (Július Pántik) and nurse Katka (Mária Prechovská) with a group of wounded to shelter in an underground hideout until the advent of liberation by the Soviet Army. Promoting friendship with the Red Army (and thus the USSR) and permeates the entire work in the film. The story raises in the viewer the feeling that the Russian partisan Dugin (Boris Andreyev), pictured as a handsome, kind-hearted Russian guy, which never has a moral crisis and is always at the right time at right place.

The following guns were used in the 1948 Czechoslovak film The White Darkness (Bílá tma):



The partisans in the film are mostly armed with Soviet PPSh-41 submachine guns.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 35 round stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Partisan is going to hold a Germans by fire from PPSh-41 submachine gun.
Partisan Holeša (Ladislav H. Struna) armed with a submachine gun hidden in the cellar.
Nurse Rozka Kafková (Natasa Tanská) is able to defend their patients with a weapon in hand.
Nurse Katka (Mária Prechovská) reflects by fire of her submachine gun attacking SS men.
Soviet partisan Dugin (Boris Andreyev) carries his submachine gun in the hand.
Slovak insurgent Zika (Rudolf Deyl) has also a Soviet submachine gun.
Partisan 'Strategist' (František Dibarbora) shoots from his submachine gun in the combat.


German soldiers and some partisans are equipped with a MP40 submachine guns.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
German military patrol carries a submachine guns on their chest.
Doctor Pavel Kafka (Július Pántik) wore German loot submachine gun.
German Gebirgsjaeger (Zdenek Hodr) holds a submachine gun in his hands.

Sturmgewehr 44

Some German soldiers wore also a Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm.
Germans-sturmgewehr-Bílá tma.jpg

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

The partisans uses a captured German Model 24 Stielhandgranates or Soviet F-1 hand grenades.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Dugin (Boris Andreyev) shows his "gift" for the German visit ...

F-1 hand grenade

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Partisan is going to throw a grenade, probably Soviet model ...
Nurse Katka (Mária Prechovská) give in hand of a wounded man a hand grenade.

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