Czechs search for dead ‘heroes’ who killed SS chief Heydrich

The assassination of Nazi police chief Reinhard Heydrich by Czechoslovak resistance fighters in 1942 was one of the outstanding feats of daring in World War Two.

A new thriller called Anthropoid premieres in the US on 12 August, dramatising the ambush by British-trained Czechoslovak paratroopers Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis in Prague.

Yet even today parts of the story are shrouded in mystery.

  • Dana Garcia

    Patriots were willing to fight the monsters then.

  • Brett_McS

    While wandering around the wonderful city of Prague I came across the church where the paratroopers and their supporters made their last stand, down in the basement (and crypt). The bullet holes in the stone walls have been left un-repaired as a memorial to the brave Czechs. There is also a museum of (the crimes of) communism nearby. They’ve had it from left and right and are determined not to forget.