Kill Hitler cover

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Although far from a typical raid, the 20 July Plot – Operation Valkyrie – was still a daring and audacious attack undertaken by a small, very brave, group of individuals, determined to kill Hitler. Hitler was badly shaken by the blast and, despite the fact that numerous other attempts had been made on the Führer's life since he came to power, the July 20 Plot has achieved an almost mythic status. Numerous books, both factual and fictional, have been written on the subject. There have been several TV dramatisations and reconstructions, including a MythBusters production which considered whether or not the attempt would have been successful if the bomb had been planted in Hitler's bunker. German resistance to Hitler has also been depicted on film, most notably by James Mason in The Desert Fox and more recently by Tom Cruise in Valkyrie, an accurate and acclaimed version of the July 20 Plot.

Product details

Published May 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781780962603
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 14 col
Series Raid
Short code RAID 40
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Neil Short

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Peter Dennis

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Mark Stacey

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