Target Hitler: The Plots to Kill Adolf Hitler

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1992 - History - 229 pages
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The infamous reign of Adolf Hitler occurred half a century ago, but how he managed to escape so many attempts on his life remains a mystery. Target Hitler addresses the subject anew and is the only book for general audiences which recounts this fascinating topic in depth. Duffy and Ricci have pulled together the known and hitherto unknown facts about the German resistance to create an absorbing tale.

Although many Germans harbored deep hatred for the Nazis and risked their lives trying to topple the regime, most of these would-be assassins were forgotten or slighted in the history of that period. The authors wish to right that wrong. This eminently readable narrative concentrates on the efforts of a group of conspirators within the German army who first began to plot against Hitler in the fall of 1938, and whose story culminates in the famous July 1944 bombing. Bound together by their religious beliefs and a determination to rid their homeland of the Nazi scourge, some of these men were generals, one a field marshal. It is intriguing to think how the course of world history would have been altered had these men accomplished their mission. That fate denied such an outcome is tragic. But now, at least the bravery of those who tried to rid the world of the horror Hitler inflicted will be remembered as the heroes they are.

 

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Page xii - I swear by God this sacred oath, that I will render uncon-ditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, the Fuehrer of the German Reich and people, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and will be ready as a brave soldier to risk my life at any time for this oath.

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About the author (1992)

JAMES P. DUFFY is a writer and lecturer. A life-long interest in military history led him to this, his sixth book. Previous books include Hitler Slept Late and Other Blunders That Cost Him the War (Praeger, 1991).

VINCENT L. RICCI graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in journalism. Retired, he currently resides in Scarsdale, New York.

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