A young journalist is dispatched by a regional paper to a village to interview the last surviving witness of a battle which took place seventy years ago. The man, known only under the nickname Captain [Hejtman], is considered a harmless old fool and a liar by the locals. The young man finds Captain's cottage and, inside it, an old, ill woman confined to her bed who nevertheless still has enough power to constantly drag up her ninety-year old husband. The old man is pleased by the journalist's interest and walks with him behind the cottage to indulge in his old memories. It is, however, unclear from his incoherent speech whether he really took part in the battle, fled from it or simply does not remember anything any more. The shooting of some hares by huntsmen nearby horrifies the man and makes him run back to his house. The young man gets no results and returns to the railway station where a young railway woman promptly arranges a date with him.
Bitva na Červeném poli
The Battle at the Red Field