Reinhard Heydrich

Reinhard Heydrich

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You don’t get a nickname like the Butcher of Prague without earning it and Reinhard Heydrich, one of the highest ranking officers in the Nazi party, had certainly done that. Arriving in the occupied city in 1941, he deported, imprisoned or executed anyone he believed to be standing in the way of the crushing march of the German war machine. His reign of terror demanded a response and Operation Anthropoid was the answer. On December 29th, 1941, as World War Two raged, two soldiers parachuted into Czechoslovakia under cover of darkness. Their mission: to find and kill the man who had been holding Prague hostage.

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