Valkyrie: The Plot To Kill Hitler
The last member of Operation Valkyrie - the daring July 20 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler - tells his remarkable story.
'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 stop evil and prevent profound loss of lives. Ultimately they failed but the legacy of their courage endures.
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Review: Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last MemberUser Review - Abby Jones - Goodreads
I really enjoyed this book from the perspective of the story I'm writing, because I have a character who is on the "wrong" side of the war and decides to stay because of his men. Philip Boeselager was ... Read full review
Review: Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last MemberUser Review - Dawn - Goodreads
I really liked this book because it really brings a personal feel to the German side of World War II. Philipp had a small but necessary part in the conspiracy just like each contributor did. He and ... Read full review