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The assassination of Reinhard Heydrich : the true story behind Operation Anthropoid, Callum MacDonald

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The assassination of Reinhard Heydrich : the true story behind Operation Anthropoid
Title
The assassination of Reinhard Heydrich
Title remainder
the true story behind Operation Anthropoid
Statement of responsibility
Callum MacDonald
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On 27 May 1942 a Czech agent threw a bomb at a passing Mercedes Reinhard Heydrich was travelling in. The assassination sent a shock wave through the Nazi leadership and provoked ferocious reprisals against Czechs and Jews. This book is based on archive material and interviews with surviving members of SOE and Czech military intelligence.
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Before his death in 1996, Callum MacDonald was a historian at the University of Warwick. His publications include The Lost Battle: Crete, 1941, The United States, Britain and Appeasement and Korea: The War before Vietnam, as well as numerous articles on appeasement and the origins of the Second World War.
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UK-WkNB
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1912-
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MacDonald, Callum
Dewey number
943.086092
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Heydrich, Reinhard
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Heads of state
  • European history
  • Second World War
  • Political assassinations
  • War & defence operations
  • History
  • European history
  • Second World War
  • Modern warfare
  • Terrorism, armed struggle
  • War & defence operations
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Europe
  • Germany
Summary expansion
SS-Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich rose through the ranks from relative obscurity in the 1920s to the pinnacle of power in the Third Reich by 1936. He was considered the most dangerous man in Nazi Germany after Hitler himself. He was Himmler's deputy, yet even Himmler feared him. He operated in secret, quietly devoting his time to organising the Holocaust. On 27 May 1942 a Czech agent, part of a team of parachutists trained by SOE, threw a bomb at a passing Mercedes Heydrich was travelling in. Eight days later he died in agony from his wounds. The assassination sent a shock wave through the Nazi leadership and provoked ferocious reprisals against Czechs and Jews, the most notorious of which was the total obliteration of Lidice and the massacre of its inhabitants. Based on original archive material and interviews with surviving members of SOE and Czech military intelligence, this story of danger and tragedy is as exciting and strange as a spy thriller
Target audience
general
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The assassination of Reinhard Heydrich : the true story behind Operation Anthropoid, Callum MacDonald
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Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781843410362
Dimensions
20x13 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781843410362
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
plates, 8p.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The assassination of Reinhard Heydrich : the true story behind Operation Anthropoid, Callum MacDonald
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781843410362
Dimensions
20x13 cm.
Extent
256 p.
Isbn
9781843410362
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
plates, 8p.
Specific material designation
regular print

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