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READ KINDLE Þ Plotting Hitler's Death ⛅ On , with WWII reaching climax, a group of German anti Nazi conspirators, led by a dashing, highly decorated young count, Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, detonated a bomb at the E Prussia military headquarters of Hitler Altho the bomb failed to maim or kill Hitler, the explosion dramatically announced to the world the existence of a secret, indigenous opposition to the Nazi regime In this definitive new book, Joachim Fest, an acclaimed biographer of Adolf Hitler, details the events leading up to, the tense, confused moments before the explosion, the roundup executions that followed Fest recounts the heroic unsuccessful efforts of senior military officials to persuade the Allies to help them oust the Nazis He recreates the ill fated schemes to blow up Hitler s private plane to kill the Fuhrer at the opening of a museum exhibition Cataloged here are no fewer thanseparate assassination attempts during Hitler s reign, attempts that on several occasions came within minutes or inches of succeeding, but always failed in some instances because of bad timing or poor planning in others, because of the omnipresent scrutiny of the Gestapo or Hitler s own instinct for danger In the end, however, Fest s singular accomplishment is to portray the human side of the German resistance the conviction resolve that gave them the courage to defy almost impossible odds, the fatal indecisiveness that caused them to fail time again Plotting Hitler s Death will stands as one of the definitive accounts of a tortured, misunderstood eraPrefaceThe resistance that never wasThe army succumbs The September plot From Munich to ZossenThe new generationThe army groupsStauffenberg The eleventh hourJuly ,Persecution judgment The wages of failureNotesNote on the TextsChronologyShort BiographiesIndex I ve read three books about attempts to assassinate Hitler during the last year Although not exhaustive, this is by far the best of the lot both for its content and for the quality of its prose.While a number of assassination plots are mentioned, the focus of this book is on Stauffenberg s attempt in 1944, an event recently portrayed in the Film Valkyrie But this isthan a year by year, day by day, hour by hour detailing of events It is also a serious attempt to get at the true motives I ve read three books about attempts to assassinate Hitler during the last year Although not exhaustive, this is by far the best of the lot both for its content and for the quality of its prose.While a number of assassination plots are mentioned, the focus of this book is on Stauffenberg s attempt in 1944, an event recently portrayed in the Film Valkyrie But this isthan a year by year, day by day, hour by hour detailing of events It is also a serious attempt to get at the true motives often ethical of the conspirators, some of whom had been active since Hitler came to power in 1933.The most distressing theme of this book for me concerned the allied response to repeated appeals from various conspirators and conspiratorial rings which occurred straight through the dozen years of Nazi hegemony Although many of the appeals were from ranking members of the German political and military establishment, they met with deaf ears Some of this was sheer suspicion, but some of it was motivated by a moral revulsion at such traitorious behavior Indeed, after the war, upon appealing for his release from allied custody and noting how prominent Nazis had already been let go, one of the conspirators was denied because while the Nazis followed orders and, so, could be trusted, conspirators such as himself, people who also heeded the dictates of conscience, could not be.Again, I would have readers note the quality of the prose This book was translated from the German, but you would never guess it Translator Little deserves great praise Well, this book is muchthan just about plots to kill the Fuhrer It obviously sets the scene with his rise to power and so on but includes Operation Valkyrie, the plot to blow him up in a meeting at the Wolfs Lair This operation featured in the film Valkyrie featuring the pint size actor Tom Cruise.I didn t actually realise the film was based on real events.Anyway, it s a well written book and I am surprised by the number of German soldiers of all ranks who were opposed to Hitler and h Well, this book is muchthan just about plots to kill the Fuhrer It obviously sets the scene with his rise to power and so on but includes Operation Valkyrie, the plot to blow him up in a meeting at the Wolfs Lair This operation featured in the film Valkyrie featuring the pint size actor Tom Cruise.I didn t actually realise the film was based on real events.Anyway, it s a well written book and I am surprised by the number of German soldiers of all ranks who were opposed to Hitler and his evil ways.A good read if you like history