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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Since the film was set in the Czech republic, the filmmakers made use of Czech army equipment such as OT81 half tracks which are very similar to their war time predecessor, the German Sdkfz 251/1. See more
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
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