The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich
The SS 'Butcher of Prague'
By (author) Callum Macdonald
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Killing of Reinhard Heydrich by Callum Macdonald
Book DescriptionThe extraordinary account of one of the most daring World War II missions, as told in the movie Anthropoid If anyone warranted assassination during World War II, the man to know was Reinhard Heydrich (1904--1942)--chief of the security police, rabid anti-Semite, architect of the Final Solution, ruthless overlord of Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, and Hitler's most likely successor. In 1941, at the height of the Nazis' seeming invincibility, the Czech government-in-exile launched a desperate operation to kill Heydrich. From the assassins' training in England to their Thermopylae-like last stand in the flooded crypt of a Prague church, and the Nazis' savage reprisals (including the obliteration of two villages), The Killing of Reinhard Heydrich brilliantly recounts one of World War II's most daring and tragic missions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306808609
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Callum Macdonald
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On 27 May 1942 a Czech agent threw a bomb at a passing Mercedes Reinhard Heydrich was travelling in. The assassination sent a shock wave through the Nazi leadership and provoked ferocious reprisals against Czechs and Jews. This book is based on archive material and interviews with surviving members of SOE and Czech military intelligence.
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Author Biography - Callum Macdonald
Callum MacDonald was a historian at the University of Warwick, England, and the author of Korea: The War Before Vietnam. He died in 1996.
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