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Operation Anthropoid was the code name for the assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich.

I previously wrote about the events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Operation Anthropoid in Prague on May 27th. I then wrote about my visit to the event. I thought that was it as the date had passed. But now it looks like another group are organising an event on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of June.

The location is Karlovo náměstí – the largest square in the Czech Republic. Karlovo náměstí is in Prague 2, but is really close to the centre. There are plenty of trams running through and also a metro station.

The organisers call themselves ‘Czechoslovak Legionnaire and Rota Nazdar’ – they have a Facebook page (in Czech). They describe the event as follows:
A period camp of the Czechoslovak Brigade in Great Britain showcasing a number of period techniques and historical artifacts. One of the demonstrations will be devoted to training for possible variants of attacks on Reinhard Heydrich’s moving car.

The schedule is as follows:

Saturday 17. 6. 2017
9:30 – camp opens
10:00 – 12:00 training demonstrations
11:10 – shots fired from a canon
11:40 – Rehearsal for attack on Heydrich’s car
13:00 – 14:00 – Unveiling of a plaque on nearby Resslově street
15:10 – shots fired from a canon
15:40 – Rehearsal for attack on Heydrich’s car

Sunday 18. 6. 2017
9:00 – camp opens
11:30 – opening ceremony
11:45 – artillery training
11:50 – shots fired from a canon
12:00 – 13:00 training demonstrations
12:40 – Rehearsal for attack on Heydrich’s car
14:00 – 16:00 training demonstrations
15:10 – shots fired from a canon
15:40 – Rehearsal for attack on Heydrich’s car

All events are free.

In the evening of both days, you can watch a series of movies about Operation Anthropoid at the nearby MAT cinema for just 99 Kč admission:

Saturday 17. 6.2017
18:15 Anthropoid (2016, 120 minutes, directed by Sean Ellis)
20:30 ATENTÁT (1964, 100 minutes, directed by Jiří Sequens)

Sunday 18. 6.2017
16:00 VYŠŠÍ PRINCIP (1960, 102 minutes, directed by Jiří Krejčík)
18:00 Lidice (2011, 126 minutes, directed by Petr Nikolaev)
20:30 SMRTIHLAV (2017, 119 minutes, directed by Cédric Jimenez)

Anthropoid is the only English language film although that might be dubbed into Czech. The Facebook page isn’t clear about languages and sub-titles.