Heydrich: Butcher of Prague

I recently read ‘Heydrich: Butcher of Prague’ complied and written by Ian Baxter. This book is part of the ‘Images of War’ series and it certainly lives up to the standard set by other titles in the series.

The book offers a detailed and up-close look at the life and career of one of the most notorious figures of the Nazi regime, Reinhard Heydrich. Eager to gain power and influence, Heydrich rose quickly through the ranks of the Nazi party, eventually becoming the chief of the Reich Security Main Office. His ambition and ruthless efficiency earned him the nickname ‘The Butcher of Prague’.

The book contains a wealth of information on Heydrich, with chapters covering his early life and rise to power, as well as his role in the Holocaust and his death at the hands of British-trained Czech resistance fighters.

The text is accompanied by a large selection of photographs and illustrations, which helps to bring Heydrich’s story to life. The photographs range from family snaps to images of Nazi propaganda and war-time documents, and are accompanied by detailed captions.

Overall, I found the book to be an interesting and informative read. It offers an in-depth look at Heydrich’s life and career, as well as the wider context of the Nazi regime. The book also provides an important reminder of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust, and the danger of allowing totalitarian regimes to rise unchecked. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about the Third Reich and its infamous leaders.

You can buy the book here from Pen and Sword books.

Please note I was not paid to write this review but was sent a review copy of the book. All comments are my own, and the publishers have not amended the review in any way.