Operation Anthropoid: The Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich and the Fate of a Nation
RUSI Journal, Apr 2012, Vol. 157, No. 2
By Adam Leong Kok Wey
In 1941, the very concept of a Czechoslovakian state was a parlous one: the provisions of the 1938 Munich Agreement, which had dismembered the pre-war state, had not yet been annulled. The position of the Czechoslovakian government-in-exile among the Allies was weak. The exiled president, Eduard Benes, therefore proposed a bold plan to assassinate a key Nazi leader and challenge a perception of Czech passivity under occupation. While the plan did succeed, it came at a terrible human cost. But, for Benes, it secured the pre-1938 borders of Czechoslovakia.
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