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Subj: Lidice (2011)
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 at 09:15:44 am EDT (Viewed 72 times)
Reply Subj: All the deaths of Heydrich (1964-2017)
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 at 08:15:50 am EDT (Viewed 122 times)

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Operation Anthropoid was the most famous operation in Czech military history. In 1942, Czechoslovak undercover soldiers had been parachuted into Prague by the RAF. As reprisal for executing Czech intellectuals, the "Parachutists" (as they were known) pulled off the assassination of Rynhard Heydrich, the "Butcher of Prague", Hitler's number 2 man.

For us, the operation is famous and has been filmed often. For fun, I thought I'd take a look at the different depictions of the actual operation. (I am by no means an expert, just using what I know.)

The operation itself was carried out by a 3 man unit at the location. the main two were a Czech named Jan Kubis and a Slovak named Jozef Gabcik. Heydrich was killed as his car was driving through Prague. Gabcik tried to shoot him with a submachine gun that jammed. Kubis then threw an anti-tank bomb under his car. Although it didnt appear to kill Heydrich on the scene, he died later in the hospital.

Below I'll take a look at the youtube clips I can find seperated.

All of the Parachutists were betrayed and killed in the basement of an Orthodox church (you can visit the church and see the bullet holes)
As a reprisal, the Germans randomly wiped out the entire town of Lidice and Lezaky, men, women and children who had nothing to do with the attack, up to 5000 Czechs were killed in reprisals. this brutal tactic put an end to future assassination attempts.

a Czech version, which focuses more on the village slaughtered in reprisal.

this is a shorter version, but probably more accurate because of it, as the whole operation probably only lasted 30 seconds or so.

I can't tell if it is at the actual location, the camera work doesnt show much and there is no tram stop visible.

The actor who plays Heydrich looks almost identical to the real thing.

the bomb device looks homemade and there are almost no witnesses (as there shouldn't have been many). the explosion isn't overly dramatic, which is probably more accurate.

brief but generally accurate.As this film was more interested in the story of the village Licide, it probably didn't focus as heavily on the assassination attempt.

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