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 shows the operation leading up to Heydrich's death as well as the massive German reprisals that followed it.
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A hit-and-run operation with no place to run.
Did You Know?
Reinhard Heydrich was nicknamed "Heydrich the Hangman" by the people in Nazi occupied Europe. See more
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
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 happened to the real people portrayed in the film. See more
BBFC cuts were made to the original UK cinema version to remove blood spurts from a machine gunning. The 1987 video release was uncut. See more