Description - You'Ll be Hearing from Us!: Operation Anthropoid - the Assassination of Ss-ObergruppenfuHrer Reinhard Heydrich and its Consequences by Niall Cherry
An investigation into Operation Anthropoid - the assassination of SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich in Prague in 1942. You'll Be Hearing from Us is a detailed investigation into Operation Anthropoid and its consequences. Operation Anthropoid was a Special Operations Executive operation with the aim of assassinating a high ranking German official in what was now known as the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Politically motivated it was raised at the instigation of the Czech Government-in-Exile. It covers the escape of the men from Czechoslovakia and their time in France before escaping again to the UK. The book also covers their selection, training and return to Czechoslovakia. The target for the assassination was SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich who was probably seen by many high ranking Nazis as a future leader and architect of the Final Solution. The book covers the preparations for the operation, its actual execution, , the manhunt for the perpetrators and the aftermath of the attack including the destruction of the villages of Lidice and Lezaky. Also included is a translation of the Gestapo report on the assassination together with a number of photographs from that report. AUTHOR: Niall Cherry was born in London in 1959 and recalls becoming interested in military history as a schoolboy from watching such classic war films as 'The Battle of Britain' and 'A Bridge Too Far'. Deeply interested in the major conflicts of the 20th Century he has visited numerous battlefields including the Western Front, Arnhem, Gallipoli, Normandy and North Africa. He is a longstanding member of the Western Front Association, the Military Heraldry Society and 23/144 Parachute Field Ambulance Old Comrades Association. He also has the honour to be the secretary of the Arnhem 1944 Veterans' Club and secretary and a trustee of the Arnhem 1944 Fellowship. He also has for many years taken groups around various battlefields as a tour guide. 64 b/w photographs, 6 maps
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