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Adolph Hitler assassinated in 1944...



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July 22, 1944

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, Massachusetts, July 22, 1944

* Adolph Hitler escapes assassination plot
* Operation Valkyrie
* Loyal aides stay put


This 16 page newspaper has a four column headline on the front page: "Hitler Woos Nazi Army, Says Revolt Wiped Out" with subhead: "Fuhrer's order of the day seeks to reassure soldiers and claims officers' support'.

Other news of the day throughout with much on World War II. Nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The 20 July plot of 1944 was a failed attempt to assassinate German dictator Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany, and to take power by means of a plan called Operation Valkyrie (Unternehmen Walküre). Operation Valkyrie was approved by Hitler himself and, on its face, it was intended to be used in the event that disruption caused by the Allied bombing of German cities caused a breakdown in law and order. Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg played the key role in the plot and was in charge of Operation Valkyrie. Because of his position, von Stauffenberg was allowed access to Hitler for making reports and for carrying out the other intended use of Operation Valkyrie.

The 20 July plot was the culmination of the efforts of the German Resistance to overthrow the Nazi regime. Its failure, both in Hitler's "Wolf's Lair" (Wolfschanze) Headquarters and then in Berlin's Bendlerblock, led to the arrest of more than 5,000 people, to the execution of about 200 people, and to the destruction of the resistance movement.

Category: The 20th Century

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