70th aniversary - Czech and Slovak heroes ambush the nazistic butcher of Prague
Czech and Slovak heroes rotmistr Jan Kubiš and rotmistr Jozef Gabčík ambush the butcher of Prague Reinhard Heydrich 27. 5. 1942 at 10.35 in kobyliská zatáčka in Prague. Heydrich died 4. 6. 1942, he wanted to butcher the Czechs and move them to Asia, they killed him. Hope he has already been in the Hell for 70 years.
The last words of the seven Czechoslovak heroes Jan Kubiš, Jozef Gabčík, Josef Valčík, Adolf Opálka, Josef Bublík, Jan Hrubý, Jaroslav Švarc at the end of their fight agains 800 nazis in 18. 6. 1942 in church of st. Cyril and Metoděj in Prague were: We are the Czechs! We never surrender! Never!
Many thanx and respect for Jak Kubiš, Jozef Gabčík, Josef Valčík, Adolf Opálka and all Czech and Slovak heroes for our freedom. We never forget!
Last edited by bloublougong; 05-26-2012 at 10:31 PM.
I understand that it was political battle also in a sense between the government-in-exile and the people actually in Czechoslovakia who understood what it would mean in reprisals, and the victory was largely symbolic. As late as the early 2000s, I read somewhere that a Czech fellow committed suicide because of his guilt in betraying agents. The operations in general were very costly in terms of casualties.
Considering the reprisals that happened afterwards was it worth it?Heydrich would have gotten what he deserved at the end of the war regardless.
They would've done it even if they knew of the cost. The hit was a message that no top nazi was safe. Heydrich's death was thankfully very painful owing to the horsehair fibers in the seat which accompanied the grenade shrapnel before he died.
That's sad story - the place of their rest. They are buried in anonymous pits at Prague's Dablice cemetery, ironically, along with Karel Curda, a traitor who reported their cache to the Nazis. Follow the ancient thread. Never mind, they will stay in our hearts. I am sure, at least me, that God had already sorted them out.