It’s been ten years since the release of Valkyrie, the movie depiction of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg’s assassination attempt on Hitler. Before elaborating, the other significant attempt worth mentioning is Georg Elser’s. The small town carpenter from southern Germany who planted a bomb near the Fuehrer only to have missed timed the explosion by thirteen minutes.
Valkyrie, based on Stauffenberg’s assassination attempt is after all, another historical movie and so the end result cannot be glossed over: the attempt is a failure. Some would argue that Hitler’s surviving these attempts assisted the end of the Nazi regime because, had Himmler or Goebbels taken his place, the threat of world domination was a real possibility.

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