In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in London to authorize a secret mission to kill the man who has come to be known as "The Butcher of Prague". The film explores shows the operation leading up to Heydrich's death as well as the massive German reprisals that followed it. Written by
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A hit-and-run operation with no place to run.
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Last live action cinema film of William Lucas. See more
In the scene with the SS Officer's wedding Heydrich refers to him as "Leutnant" which was the German Army of second lieutenant. He should be addressed as "Untersturmfuhrer" (2nd Lt) or "Obersturmfuhrer" (Ist Lt).
The same officer is addressed correctly by Karl Frank whilst discussing the fate of Lidice later in the film. See more
If it was peacetime, suddenly, now...what would you do?
I'd go out and buy a dress. A bright, red dress made of silk.
I'd see a good football match. Maybe get drunk afterwards.
The end credits show what happen to the real people portrayed in the film. See more
Referenced in In the Shadow of Memory