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Operation: Daybreak (1975)

PG  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  29 February 1976 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Carl Duering ...
Karl Frank
Cyril Shaps ...
Father Petrek
Diana Coupland ...
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Ronald Radd ...
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Kim Fortune ...
Atá
Pavla Matéjuvská ...
Jindriska (as Pavla Matejovská)
Ray Smith ...
Hájek
George Sewell ...
Heinz Panwitz, Chief Investigator
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Fleischer, Gestapo (as Rene Kolldehoff)
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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 Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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A hit-and-run operation with no place to run.

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29 February 1976 (UK)  »

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The Price of Freedom  »

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George Sewell plays two parts in this movie; he is a German officer, seen at the film's climax and also, briefly he plays Hitler. See more »

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During the fight in the church one of the Czechs gets shot and falls from an upper floor. When he hits the ground, it is clear that it is a dummy that falls. See more »

Quotes

Jan Kubis: If it was peacetime, suddenly, now...what would you do?
Anna: I'd go out and buy a dress. A bright, red dress made of silk.
Jan Kubis: I'd see a good football match. Maybe get drunk afterwards.
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Accuracy of film
23 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have studied the Heydrich assassination at some length as an historian, and the film does take some liberties with the facts. However this is to be expected as this is drama – not a documentary. The battle at the end does contain some errors such as the end of the agents in the main church, one was fatally wounded and the other two took poison, instead of being killed in the gun battle, but this in no way detracts from the overall accuracy of the film.

The battle in the crypt likewise ended with the four agents committing suicide by gunshot, rather than a mixture of enemy action and suicide.

I have been in the crypt many times and have never failed to be impressed by the astounding courage of these men.

'In their darkest hour they lit a beacon that illuminated the world'


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