Secret GermanyUnknown - 2008
By July of 1944, the Third Reich's days were numbered. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a general staff insider with open eyes (and access to the F#65533;hrer), was convinced that assassinating Hitler was the only way to prevent the destruction of the Fatherland and the deaths of millions. On July 20, he hid a bomb-stuffed briefcase at a high-level meeting. The explosion tore through the room, but a table leg spared Hitler from the blast. The result was a witch hunt, a wave of executions, and a further pointless year of war. Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh deliver an exhilarating and definitive portrait of the anti-Nazi movement (called "Secret Germany") that almost killed Hitler. Secret Germany is the story of "World War II's boldest plot-that-failed" ( Time ), a coup that was a moral and spiritual necessity.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2008.
Branch Call Number: 943.0864 SCHENK V
Characteristics: xxvii, 378 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Secret Germany : Stauffenberg and the true story of Operation Valkyrie
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