One of the best war movies about the assassination of the representative Reichsprotektor SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich in the Protectorate Böhmen und Mähren.
On 27 May 1942, Heydrich was scheduled to attend a meeting with Hitler in Berlin. In Heydrich's travel to Berlin, he would have to pass a section where the Dresden-Prague road merged with 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 May 27th. They ambushed Heydrich 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. Kubiš then immediately threw a bomb (a converted anti-tank mine) at the rear of the car. The explosion wounded Heydrich and also Kubiš himself.
It is alleged that when the smoke cleared, Heydrich emerged from the wreckage with his gun still in his hand and he gave chase after Kubis and tried to return fire but his pistol was not loaded. He ran for half a block, became weak from shock, and sent his driver Klein on foot to chase Gab?ík. In the ensuing firefight, Gab?ík shot Klein in the leg and escaped. Heydrich appeared not to be injured seriously.