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Cast: John Abineri, Joss Ackland, Nicola Pagett, George Sewell, Ronald Radd, Aubrey Woods, Philip Madoc, Anton Diffring, Vernon Dobtcheff, Cyril Shaps, Gertan Klauber, Neil McCarthy, Martin Shaw, Josef Abrhám, Josef Laufer, William Lucas, Nigel Stock, Kika Markham, Diana Coupland, Timothy Bottoms, Ray Smith, Anthony Andrews, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Radoslav Dubansky, Carl Duering, Keith James, Kim Fortune, Cyril Cross, Jaroslav Drbohlav, Jiří Krampol, Vítězslav Jandák, Frank Gatliff, Pavla Matéjuvská ...LESS
Operation Daybreak is a 1975 World War II film based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Starring Anthony Andrews, Timothy Bottoms and Martin Shaw, it was directed by Lewis Gilbert and shot mostly on location in Prague. It is... MORE
Operation Daybreak is a 1975 World War II film based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Starring Anthony Andrews, Timothy Bottoms and Martin Shaw, it was directed by Lewis Gilbert and shot mostly on location in Prague. It is adapted from the book Seven Men at Daybreak by Alan Burgess. LESS
Ambush scene of Operation Daybreak. 'Operation Daybreak' is a 1975 World War II film based on the true story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. In London, the Czechoslovak government in exile (Prozatímní státní z?ízení) was plotting to assassinate Heydrich. Two men specially trained by the British SOE or Special Operations Executive, Jan Kubi and Jozef Gab?ík, were chosen for the operation. After receiving training from the British, they returned by parachute in December, dropped from a Halifax of 138 Squadron RAF. On 27 May 1942, Heydrich was scheduled to attend a meeting with Hitler in Berlin. Heydrich would have to pass a section where the Dresden-Prague road merged with a road leading to the Troja Bridge. That intersection was a perfect spot for the attack because Heydrich's car would have to slow down to make a hairpin turn. The attack was, therefore, scheduled for 27 May. On that date, Heydrich was ambushed while he rode in his open car in the Prague suburb of Kobylisy. As the car slowed to take the hairpin bend in the road, Gab?ík took aim with a Sten sub-machine gun, but it failed to fire. At that very moment, instead of ordering his driver to speed away, Heydrich called his car to a halt in an attempt to take on the two attackers. Kubi then immediately threw a bomb (a converted anti-tank mine) at the rear of the car. The explosion wounded Heydrich and also Kubi himself. It is alleged that when the smoke cleared, Heydrich emerged from the ...
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