"I came across this fine book very much by accident having come to a thread on "Axis History Forum", when I found it on Amazon a copy was bought the same night and received signed from the author within three days. John (the author) is an extremely helpful and decent sort, my thanks to him for posting a second copy to a friend in Australia. The book itself is excellent value foe money, standard of production / printing is excellent.
The account is very much the authors own voyage of discovery and his hunger for the facts, his respect for men who were parachuted into the "Protectorate" is quite rightly evident in all aspects of the writing. The author has spoken to a great many people regarding the operation , many of them speaking for the first time amongst them Heydrich's surviving son who must I feel be respected for his contribution in what for him must have been a difficult yet perhaps necessary reflection on his father as he knew him. Heydrich was a complex individual driven by his sense of loyality and duty to the party and its war aims yet behind this role he was also a father, a husband and a man of some courage yet in balance to this he was vain arrogant , a bully when need be , a man who could sense how to impose himself on and control those around him to get what he wanted done.
JM has also drawn from, the family of the men who died the "Anthropoid" agents and those who knew and remembered them from their training in England - this has produced an extremely human approach in telling his story I think it fair to say John has done justice to all. The writing style is at times passionate and it is evident that telling this story is important to the author and speaking from a readers point of view this makes it all the more enjoyable and informative, you certainly get the feeling that the author wants you to known and understand what took place and the very human cost. The book is extremely well illustrated both with period photographs and photos taken in Prague showing the vital locations as they are today, this again is a major strength in the book. A good read and a fine tribute to a group of outstanding individuals."