Josef Gabnik, a Czech resistance fighter and parachutist who participated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia. Prague, Czechoslovakia, probably May 1942.  — Czechoslovak News Agency

Josef Gabnik, a Czech resistance fighter and parachutist who participated in the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia. Prague, Czechoslovakia, probably May — Czechoslovak News Agency

Jan Kubis and Jozef Gabcik, 1941. Heroes of Operation Anthropoid to kill Reinhard Heydrich

Jan Kubis and Jozef Gabcik, Heroes of Operation Anthropoid to kill Reinhard Heydrich

One of the closest friends of Jan Kubis (right) in U.K. was Vaclav Malek, a native of Okříšky near Třebíč.

One of the closest friends of Jan Kubis (right) in U. was Vaclav Malek, a native of Okříšky near Třebíč.

"Czechoslovak soldiers being inspected by a British general. Jan Kubis -1st row, to the left of the British general- and Josef Gabcik -1st row, to the general's right."

Czechoslovak soldiers being inspected by a British General. Jan Kubiš - row, to the left of the British General - and Jozef Gabcík - row, to the General’s right.

Czech pride in Jan Kubis, killer of Reinhard Heydrich

My friend the assassin

People in the Czech Republic are marking the seventieth anniversary of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the most senior figures in Germany's Third Reich.

Jan Kubiš. Photo from "Assassination" by Michal Burian et al.

Photo from "Assassination" by Michal Burian et al.

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