Operation Anthropoid 1942
Operation Anthropoid was the code name for the plan to assassinate Nazi Obergruppenfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich in 1942.Many called Heydrich The Hangman of Prague. Heydrich had been installed as Acting Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. Two soldiers from the Czechoslovak Army based in Britain were assigned to Operation Anthropoid. Josef Gabcik from what is now Slovakia, and Jan Kubis from what is now the Czech Republic, were Warrant Officers as well as being great friends.
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