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Operation Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler

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The most famous assassination attempt on the life of Adolf Hitler took place on July 20, 1944 at the Wolfsschanze or Wolf’s Lair headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia. The plot was codenamed Operation Valkyrie and was led by the German aristocrat and army officer Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg in conjunction with General Friedrich Olbricht and General Ludwig Beck of the German general staff. The plot was the culmination of a more widespread anti-Nazi German resistance movement to overthrow Hitler and the Third Reich.

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Runtime: 9 minutes 3 seconds

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