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At That Time, at Christmas... (Tenkrát o vánocích)

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Tenkrát o vánocích
DVD Cover
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Karel Kachyna
Release Date 1958
Language Czech
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
Capt. Hloušek Otomar Korbelár
Pvt. Vondrácek Rudolf Deyl
2nd Lt. Jílek Petr Hanicinec
1st Lt. Vána Frantisek Hanus
Cpl. Benko Otto Lackovic
Cpl. Vlasta Eva Klepácová
Pvt. Vítek Jirí Vala
Pvt. Karlícek Jirí Sovák
Pvt. Simácek Vladimír Mensík
Pvt. Jirka Antonín Sura

At That Time, at Christmas... (Original Czech title: Tenkrát o vánocích) is a 1958 Czech black-and-white war movie directed by Karel Kachyna. In winter 1944, a battalion of Czech troops led by Captain Hloušek (Otomar Korbelár) billets in a peaceful mountain village in the Slovak Republic. The troops hope for a peaceful, blessedly uneventful Christmas, but the Germans are preparing for a Christmas Eve surprise attack.

The following weapons were used in the film At That Time, at Christmas... (Tenkrát o vánocích):


Tokarev TT-33

Captain Hloušek (Otomar Korbelár) and other officers carry a Tokarev TT-33.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev

Submachine Guns


The main weapon of the Czechoslovak soldiers is the PPSh-41.

PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Pvt. Jirka (Antonín Sura) with his PPh-41 on his back.
Pvt. Lojza (Vladimír Mensík).
Pvt. Vítek (Jirí Vala)
Cpl. Ján Benko (Otto Lackovic) and nurse Cpl. Vlasta (Eva Klepácová).
Pvt. Karlícek (Jirí Sovák).


Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

Some Czechoslovak soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M44 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mmR
Pvt. Samo (Lubos Vidlák) carries a Mosin Nagant M44 carbine.
In the background is a soldier with an M44 carbine on his back.
Pvt. Vondrácek (Rudolf Deyl) deploys the bayonet on his rifle.

Mosin Nagant M91/30

Among the weapons carried by the Czechoslovak soldiers are some full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR

Karabiner 98k

Most German soldiers are seen with Karabiner 98ks.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers in a trench with rifles.
A German guard (Zdenek Rehor) in the trench.

Sturmgewehr 44

Some German infantrymen are armed with Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifles.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm

Machine Guns

Degtyarev DP-28

Czechoslovak machine gunners use the DP-28.

Degtyarev DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Pvt. Vítek (Jirí Vala) carries his Degtyarev DP-28 machine gun on his back.
2nd Lt. Vána (Petr Hanicinec) fires the machine gun during night combat.
Machine gunner Vítek in a trench on the frontline.

MG 42

German gunners are armed with MG 42 machine guns.

MG 42 with bipod extended - 7.92x57mm Mauser

Hand Grenades

RGD-33 Stick Grenade

Soldiers of a reconnaissance unit are equipped with RGD-33 Stick Grenades.

RGD-33 High-Explosive Fragmentation stick grenade

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers carry Model 24 Stielhandgranates on their belts.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade


OSP-30 Flare Pistol

2nd Lt. Jílek (Petr Hanicinec) can be seen fires an OSP-30 Flare Pistol.

Russian OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm


The Czechoslovak battalion are also armed with PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles.

PTRD-41 Anti-tank rifle - 14.5x114mm

A soldier in the background stands with his PTRD-41.
Pvt. Karlícek (Jirí Sovák) in a fighting position holds an anti-tank rifle.


Pvt. Vondrácek (Rudolf Deyl) destroys a German Hetzer using a Panzerfaust.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
Private Vondráček (right) brings two anti-tank launchers.
A Panzerfaust is seen laying on the battlefield.

76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3)

The Czechoslovak battalion is also issued one Soviet 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3).

M1942 divisional gun (ZiS-3) - 76mm

75 mm SPG Hetzer

The Germans use some 75 mm SPG Hetzer tank destroyers in their attack.


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