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The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich: The True Story Behind Operation Anthropoid Paperback – Illustrated, 1 May 2007
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'Callum MacDonald has discovered much new material ... and is an expert story-teller' --Daily Telegraph
'the most complete account to date ... an impressive job, by turns subtle in its political analysis and gripping in its narrative drive' --New York Times
'A nail-bitingly suspenseful account' --Publishers Weekly
SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich rose through the ranks from relative obscurity in the 1920s to the pinnacle of power in the Third Reich by 1936. He was considered the most dangerous man in Nazi Germany after Hitler himself. He was Himmler's deputy, yet even Himmler feared him. He operated in secret, quietly devoting his time to organising the Holocaust. On 27 May 1942 a Czech agent, part of a team of parachutists trained by SOE, threw a bomb at a passing Mercedes Heydrich was travelling in. Eight days later he died in agony from his wounds. The assassination sent a shock wave through the Nazi leadership and provoked ferocious reprisals against Czechs and Jews, the most notorious of which was the total obliteration of Lidice and the massacre of its inhabitants. Based on original archive material and interviews with surviving members of SOE and Czech military intelligence, this story of danger and tragedy is as exciting and strange as a spy thriller.See all Product description
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A must have for any history buff who wants to know some more about who was who and what they did during those uncertain times
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. Mr Macdonald takes the time to build the story. He does not go deep into the siege and eventual death by their own hands of the Czech parachutists. It is both sad and heartwarming. Heydrich was a monster, albeit a clever one , he planned the ultimate pogram for any one unfit or unable to be 'Germanised' He would have emptied the Czech Republic and murdered at will once they had used up their worth. His vanity aided his own destruction .
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