The book will mark the 75th anniversary of the drop of
the Anthropoid group over the occupied territory of Bohemia & Moravia and
the realization of the most important resistance act of the Second World War -
the assassination of acting Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich.
Readers will learn about the heroes who in 1942 carried out
or helped to carry out this most important resistance action of the Second
World War - the assassination of Heydrich.
No other European nation under Hitler's yoke dared to attempt
such an act. It is proof of the fight for freedom of the Czech nation and its
immense courage and sacrifice for others. Especially nowadays, when it seems
that there are not enough strong individuals who could be an example for the
young generation, it is necessary to remember this extraordinary act, and in
doing so show the moral strength of the Czech patriots who stood up to the
overwhelming occupational force.
The contents of this publication will focus on the events
prior to the assassination and, through those, will show the political
situation in the Czech lands from 1938. Mainly it will deal with the
preparatory stage and the act itself - the assassination of the acting
Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich.
The cooperation between the parachutists who carried out
this act and the local resistance will be the crucial link throughout this
publication. If it weren't for those local resistance heroes, of whom more than
200 were executed and who were the backbone of the entire action, the
parachutists (members of the Czechoslovak Army abroad, Jan Kubiš and Josef
Gabčík) would not have been able to complete their mission.
The book will also contain the latest discoveries by
Jaroslav Čvančara and so far unpublished photographs and documents.
Number of pages: 352
Published by: Centre of Czech History, non-profit
organisation, first english edition 2017
Translated by: Dagmar Johnson-Šišková
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