Operation Valkyrie: The German Generals' Plot Against Hitler

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Cooper Square Press, Jul 8, 2002 - History - 328 pages
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The bomb that exploded in the "Wolf's Lair"—Hitler's command headquarters—on July 20th, 1944 was the closest any assassination attempt ever came to ridding the world of the Nazis' Führer. Pierre Galante's account of the years that led up to the attempt, and its grim aftermath, offers an illuminating look at how dissent among the German officer corps grew until something had to be done. Conspirator General Adolf Heusinger, who met with Hitler on hundreds of occasions, provides his personal accounts of the disintegrating obedience of the German commanders as the war turned against them. Their plan to kill Hitler, establish a provisional government, and negotiate with the Allies for peace—known as Operation Valkyrie—is described here in depth.
 

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Contents

July 20 1944 The Wolfs Lair
1
July 20 1944 Paris
18
19341935 The Army Swears Fealty
34
19361937 They Call him Hermann
43
1938 A Swine But a Lucky Swine
51
1939 First Soldier of the Reich
80
1940 I Can Force Them to Obey Me
93
1941 We Have Nothing to Fear from the Americans
108
1944 When the Oxcart Gets Stuck in the Mud
206
July 20 1944 Exercise Completed
224
After July 20 1944 The Last Knights
235
March 1945May 1945 In the Best Interests of the Nation
256
Interview with General Heusinger
268
Glossary of German Military Terms
277
Sources
279
Bibliography
287

1942 The Russians are Done for
128
19421943 Stalingrad
154
1943 Infernal Machines
174

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Pierre Galante (1918-1998), a French citizen, also wrote The Berlin Wall.

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