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Operation Valkyrie

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399621304

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The last member of Operation Valkyrie – the daring plot to assassinate Hitler – tells his remarkable story.

‘Astonishing’ Daily Telegraph

‘The last of its kind … celebrates a long-since vanished generation … as idealistic as they were brave’ Daily Mail

‘A remarkable and honest testament to the courage of the small band of resisters who dared to try and stop Hitler and his lunacy’ News Letter

‘An invaluable testimony … infused with great honesty’ Le Monde

‘It was not the question of an isolated assassination, but rather of beginning a complete overthrow of the regime’

July 20 1944. A fearless group of German officers attempted to act against the horrors of Nazism and put an end to the war by killing Adolf Hitler. But Operation Valkyrie failed, and one by one the plotters were found out, tortured and executed. Philipp von Boeselager – who supplied the explosives that would rip through the Führer’s bunker – miraculously escaped death.

In this unique memoir Philipp tells his extraordinary life story and the part he played in this, and three other dramatic attempts on Hitler’s life. He recounts how a small band of resisters dared to try and stop evil and prevent profound loss of lives. Ultimately they failed but the legacy of their courage endures.

Reviews

A remarkable and honest testament to the courage of the small band of resisters who dared to try and stop Hitler and his lunacy
NEWS LETTER
An invaluable testimony ... von Boeselager has produced an account infused with great honesty, a thousand miles from the standard accounts that sometimes appear in the newspapers
LE MONDE
Explains the motivations and frustrations of the conspirators .... a memorable short book, written in crisp prose
DAILY EXPRESS
a remarkable and honest testament to the courage of the small band of resisters who dared to try and stop Hitler and his lunacy
NEWS LETTER
The last of its kind ... celebrates a long-since vanished generation ... as idealistic as they were brave
DAILY MAIL
First-hand account of the 1944 military coup that failed to depose the Nazis
BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE
Provides many insights ... Detail abounds... astonishing
DAILY TELEGRAPH
A fascinating description of some of the peripheral details of the plot as well as a unique account of the life of a cavalry officer
THE TABLET