The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (Operation Valkyrie, 1944)

The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (Operation Valkyrie, 1944)

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Operation Valkyrie

July 20th, 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg and other conspirators attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler, inside the Wolf’s Lair , East Prussia.

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Von Schlabrendorff, F., 2018. The secret war against Hitler. Routledge.

The Plots Against Hitler by Danny Orbach
Head of Zeus Ltd, 13 Jul 2017

Mommsen, H., & McGeoch, A. (2008). Germans against Hitler: the Stauffenberg plot and resistance under the Third Reich. IB Tauris & Company Limited.

Kill Hitler: Operation Valkyrie 1944 (Raid Book 40)
by Neil Short

Operation Valkyrie
The German Generals’ Plot Against Hitler
By Pierre Galante, Eugène Silianoff · 2002


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  1. Here's more or less everyone involved:
    Major Wolfgang Abshagen
    Colonel Otto Armster
    Colonel General Ludwig Beck
    Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bernardis
    Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
    Gottfried Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen
    Major Count Hans-Jürgen von Blumenthal
    Lieutenant Colonel/General Staff Hasso von Boehmer
    Lieutenant Colonel Baron Georg von Boeselager
    Lieutenant Colonel Baron Philipp von Boeselager
    Eugen Bolz
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Klaus Bonhoeffer
    Randolph von Breidbach-Bürresheim
    Dr. Eduard Brücklmeier,
    Major Axel Freiherr von dem Bussche-Streithorst
    Oscar Caminecci, farmer
    Admiral Wilhelm Canaris
    Walter Cramer
    Professor Alfred Delp, Pater S.J.
    Dr. Wilhelm Dieckmann
    Major General Heinrich Graf zu Dohna-Schlobitten
    Court official Hans von Dohnanyi
    Lieutenant Hans Martin Dorsch
    Captain Max-Ulrich Graf von Drechsel
    Professor Fritz Elsas
    Lieutenant/General Staff Karl-Heinz Engelhorn
    Lieutenant Colonel Hans Otto Erdmann
    General Alexander Freiherr von Falkenhausen
    General Erich Fellgiebel
    Colonel/General Staff Eberhard Finckh
    Professor Max Fleischmann
    Reinhold Frank
    Ehrengard Frank-Schultz
    Colonel/General Staff Wessel von Freytag-Loringhoven,
    Walter Frick, Salesman
    Colonel General Friedrich Fromm (Traitor)
    Joseph-Ernst Graf Fugger von Glött
    Major General Reinhard Gehlen
    Captain Ludwig Gehre
    Major General Rudolf von Gersdorff
    Eugen Gerstenmaier
    Hans Bernd Gisevius
    Erich Gloeden
    Elisabeth Charlotte Gloeden
    Dr. Carl Friedrich Goerdeler
    Fritz Goerdeler; brother of Carl Goerdeler
    Lieutenant Gereon Karl Goldmann
    Nikolaus Gross
    Karl Ludwig Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg
    Max Habermann, Christian syndicate leader
    Hans Bernd von Haeften
    Lieutenant Werner von Haeften; adjutant to Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
    Syndic Albrecht von Hagen
    Nikolaus-Christoph von Halem
    Eduard Hamm
    Colonel/General Staff Georg Hansen
    Colonel/General Staff Baron Bodo von Harbow
    Baron Ernst von Harnack
    Lieutenant General Paul von Hase
    Ulrich von Hassell
    Professor Albrecht-Georg Haushofer
    Major/General Staff Egbert Hayessen
    Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorf
    Major General Otto Herfurth
    Andreas Hermes
    Colonel General Erich Hoepner
    Colonel Caesar von Hofacker; testimony led to suspicion of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and his ultimate suicide.
    Major Roland von Hößlin
    Wilhelm Konrad Hossë
    Otto Hübener
    Colonel Friedrich Gustav Jaeger
    Max Jennewein
    Professor Jens-Peter Jessen
    Hans John
    Otto John
    Hermann Kaiser
    Jakob Kaiser
    Franz Kempner
    Albrecht von Kessel
    Otto Kiep
    Georg Conrad Kißling
    Lieutenant Colonel Bernhard Klamroth
    Major Hans Georg Klamroth
    Captain Friedrich Karl Klausing
    Ewald von Kleist-Schmenzin, Diplomat
    Lieutenant Ewald-Heinrich von Kleist-Schmenzin
    Field Marshal Günther von Kluge
    Major Gerhard Knaack
    Dr. Hans Koch
    Heinrich Körner
    Lieutenant Commander Alfred Kranzfelder
    Richard Kuenzer
    Major Joachim Kuh
    Elise Auguste Kutznitzki
    Elizabeth Kuznitzky
    Lieutenant Colonel Fritz von der Lancken
    Carl Langbehn
    Dr. Julius Leber
    Heinrich Graf von Lehndorff-Steinort
    Syndic Dr. Paul Lejeune-Jung
    Major Ludwig Freiherr von Leonrod
    Bernhard Letterhaus
    Franz Leuninger
    Wilhelm Leuschner
    General of the Artillery Fritz Lindemann
    Colonel/General Staff Otfried von Linstow
    Paul Löbe
    Ewald Löser
    Ferdinand Freiherr von Lüninck
    Hermann Maaß
    Colonel Rudolf Graf von Marogna-Redwitz
    Karl Marks, Merchant
    Michael Graf von Matuschka
    Colonel Joachim Meichßner
    Colonel Albrecht Ritter Mertz von Quirnheim
    Lieutenant Colonel/General Staff Karl Michel
    Carlo Mierendorff
    Joseph Müller
    Dr. Otto Müller
    Herbert Mumm von Schwarzenstein
    Lieutenant Colonel Ernst Munziger
    Arthur Nebe
    Wilhelm zur Nieden
    Major/General Staff Hans-Ulrich von Oertzen
    General Friedrich Olbricht
    Major General Hans Oster
    Margarethe von Oven
    Rolf Friedemann Pauls
    Friedrich Justus Perels
    Erwin Planck
    Kurt von Plettenberg
    Dr. Johannes Popitz
    Cuno Raabe
    Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
    General Friedrich von Rabenau
    Lieutenant Colonel/General Staff Karl Ernst Rathgens
    Professor Adolf Reichwein
    Colonel Alexis Freiherr von Roenne
    Karl Sack
    Lieutenant Colonel
    Anton Saefkow
    Major Hans-Viktor Graf von Salviati
    First Lieutenant Fabian von Schlabrendorff
    Professor Rüdiger Schleicher
    Ernst Wilhelm Schneppenhorst
    Friedrich Scholz-Babisch
    Colonel Hermann Schöne
    Lieutenant Colonel Werner Schrader
    Friedrich Werner Graf von der Schulenburg
    Fritz-Dietlof Graf von der Schulenburg
    Colonel/General Staff Georg Schultze-Büttger
    Ludwig Schwamb
    Ulrich Wilhelm Graf Schwerin von Schwanenfeld, landowner
    Hans-Ludwig Sierks, Local Government Building Officer
    Lieutenant Colonel
    General Staff Günther Smend
    General Hans Speidel
    Franz Sperr
    Colonel Wilhelm Staehle
    Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, brother of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
    Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
    Colonel/General Staff Hans-Joachim Freiherr von Steinaecker
    Major General Helmuth Stieff
    Theodor Strünck
    Colonel General Carl-Heinrich von Stülpnagel
    Major Carl Szokoll
    Lieutenant Colonel Gustav Tellgmann
    Lieutenant General Fritz Thiele
    Major Busso Thoma
    General Georg Thomas
    General Karl Freiherr von Thüngen
    Lieutenant Colonel Gerd von Tresckow
    Major General Henning von Tresckow
    Adam von Trott zu Solz
    Colonel (retired) Nikolaus Graf von Üxküll-Gyllenband, uncle of Claus von Stauffenberg
    Fritz Voigt
    Lieutenant Colonel Hans-Alexander von Voss
    General Quartermaster of the Army Eduard Wagner
    Colonel Siegfried Wagner
    Chaplain Hermann Josef Wehrle
    Carl Wentzel
    Joachim von Willisen
    Josef Wirmer
    Oswald Wiersich
    Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben
    Peter Yorck von Wartenburg
    General Gustav Heistermann von Ziehlber

  2. Something i seem to rarely see mentioned is that he was interrupted while arming the bomb
    Having only set 1 of the 2 detonators.
    Though iv never seen an explanation on if that would reduce yield considering im not sure what the explosive used was.

  3. A reminder that if you’re a Flat Earth believer, your in the same boat as Hitler

    He claimed that he was going to control the edges of Earth

  4. Supprised you didn't mention this was the plot that got Rommeil killed. He was approached by members of the conspiracy and gave a non commitle response. He was given the option to commit suicide or face trial.

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