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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"This movie was one of the few productions (besides several made in Russia and Yugoslavia) who took the time and the effort of duplicating WW2 German Tiger tanks. (The only other American production who did this was Kelly's Heroes
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Heydrich wears incorrect rank insignia throughout the entire film. Heydrich's rank, that of Obergruppenfuhrer (General), was denoted by a three leaf collar patch with two pips. Heydrich instead wears a three leaf patch with one pip which was the insignia for Gruppenfuhrer, or a Lieutenant General. See more
[Discussing the plan to assassinate Heydrich
What do you think, Jan?
[pointing to a map
: There's only one place - here. We kill him there as he comes around Holesovice Junction.
But he's heavily guarded all the time!
He slows down!
The end credits show what happen to the real people portrayed in the film. See more
Referenced in In the Shadow of Memory