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Valkyrie: The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member

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When the Second World War broke out, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, then 25-years-old, fought enthusiastically for Germany as a cavalry officer. But after discovering Nazi crimes, von Boeselager’s patriotism quickly turned to disgust, and he joined a group of conspirators who plotted to kill Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. In this elegant but unflinching memoir, von Boeselager gives voice to the spirit of the small but determined band of men who took a stand against the Third Reich in what culminating in the failed “Valkyrie” plot—one of the most fascinating near misses of twentieth-century history.

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Follows Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager and his fellow officers as they begin to understand the horrors perpetrated by the Third Reich and decide that they must assassinate the Fuhrer.

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Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1917, the fifth of nine children. He was raised with a liberal education, strong moral and religious values, and a love of hunting. In 1938, he enlisted and was placed in the cavalry regiment. He rose to the rank of commanding lieutenant, only to join the German resistance in 1941. His participation in Valkyrie went undetected, and he lived to be the last surviving member of the plot. In 2003, France awarded von Boeselager the Legion of Honor. He died on May 1, 2008.

Florence Fehrenbach is the granddaughter of Karl von Wendt, a coconspirator and close friend of Philipp von Boeselager. She and her husband, J

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ISBN:
9780307773531
Subtitle:
The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member
Publisher:
Random House Inc
Author:
Von Boeselager, Philip Freiher
Author:
Fehrenbach, Florence
Author:
Fehrenbach, Jerome
Author:
Philip Freiherr Von Boeselager
Subject:
History : Military - World War II
Subject:
History : Europe - Germany
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
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main_subject
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all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100601
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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