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Once There Was a House (Byl jednou jeden dum)

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Byl jednou jeden dům
DVD Cover
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Language Czech
Channel Československá televize (ČST)
Creator Frantisek Filip
Genre Drama
Broadcast 1974
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 5 (6)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Achilles Nerudný Josef Bláha
Patrokles Nerudný Jirí Adamíra
Adolf Svárovský Petr Cepek
Eduard Drvota Vladimír Mensík
Tutek Drvota Jirí Hrzán
Matěj Budák Jirí Sovák
Václav Ulč Josef Vetrovec
Anděla Hrachová Jana Hlavácová
Martin Hrach Jaromír Hanzlík
Arnošt Ticháček Josef Vinklár

Byl jednou jeden dům (English: Once There Was a House) is a 1974 Czech war drama television series, which deservedly become a classic. Tells the stories of the inhabitants of one tenant house in Prague in the period shortly before World War II and during the war, and culminates in the uprising in May 1945. The final part of the series was by a command of regime complemented with scenes that be supporting the thesis of the leading role of the Communists in the anti-Nazi resistance. He was aired under a changed name. After 1989, he began broadcasting again in its original form without additional scenes, however, deprived of some weapons.

The following weapons were used in the television series Once There Was a House (Byl jednou jeden dům):


CZ 27

Ludvík Josef Hoffman (Zdenek Rehor) carries CZ 27 pistol. Also Police constable Václav Ulč (Josef Vetrovec) owned this gun as his sidearm.

CZ 27 - .32 ACP
A resistance movement member Ludvík Josef Hoffman in episode "Dábelské ostrovy" (S0E4) ...
... hiding a gun under his pillow.
Policeman Václav Ulč holds his CZ 27 in hand during a May uprising.

Luger P08

Gestapo officer (Jan Teplý) pulls a Luger P08 pistol. The same gun receive Arnošt Ticháček (Josef Vinklár). Also innkeeper Štovíček (Jan Libícek) is seen with this pistol.

Luger P08 9x19mm
A Gestapo officer (Jan Teplý) (middle) pulls his sidearm at director of Bio Ilusion.
Josef Ticháček (Josef Vinklár) holds a Luger P08 in his hand.
Innkeeper Štovíček (Jan Libícek) with this pistol on barricade.

Walther P38

Painter Dlask (Jirí Vala), member of the communist resistance owned a Walther P38 pistol.

Walther P38 pistol - 9x19mm

Unidentified revolver

Arnošt Ticháček (Josef Vinklár) is seen on barricade also with unidentified revolver in his hand.


Submachine Guns


Tutek Drvota (Jirí Hrzán) and also painter Dlask (Jirí Vala) defend the barricade armed by MP38s.

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm
Tutek Drvota (Jirí Hrzán) (right) with his submachine gun in hand.
Also painter Dlask (Jirí Vala) (on background) holds this German weapon.
In the close-up is seen that this is MP38.


Steyr Mannlicher M1895

Matěj Budák (Jirí Sovák) and Eduard Drvota (Vladimír Mensík) are seen with a Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifle.

Steyr M1895 Short Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56R
A clear identifying feature of the Steyr M1895 rifle series is the stacking pin that protrudes forward on the left side of the rifle, originally used to stand rifle up against each other in the field - 8x56R

Karabiner 98k

Several Czech insurgents are seen with captured German Karabiner 98ks. This weapons looted on rail station in deleted scene.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Martin Hrach (Jaromír Hanzlík) (left) and Arnošt Ticháček (Josef Vinklár) in action on rail station (deleted scene).
Tutek Drvota (Jirí Hrzán) with German rifle in hand on the barricade.
Also Anděla Hrachová (Jana Hlavácová) (left) holds a Karabiner 98k.
Into attack!

Machine Guns


Czech insurgents on the barricade are equipped also with one ZB26 machine gun.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

A German soldier in the car throw a Model 24 Stielhandgranate towards barricade.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

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