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Truth, Patriotism and the Heroic Narrative: The Case of Operation Anthropoid
This paper explores the concept of heroism and that quality of courage generally perceived as central to heroic behaviour. We base our analysis on the assassination in Prague in 1942 of senior Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich by two Czechoslovak patriots and the reprisal killings which followed it. We highlight how faithfulness to the historical record must be central to any authentic national...