Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler
Along with his brother Georg, Philipp von Boeselager joined a group of conspirators in a plot to kill Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler. In ‘Valkyrie’ he shares the story of his audacious attempt to influence the course of history.
The last member of Operation Valkyrie – the daring July 20 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler – tells his remarkable story.
‘It was not the question of an isolated assassination, but rather of beginning a complete overthrow of the regime’
July 20 1944. A fearless group of German officers attempted to act against the horrors of Nazism and put an end to the war by killing Adolf Hitler. But Operation Valkyrie failed, and one by one the plotters were found out, tortured and executed. Philipp von Boeselager – who supplied the explosives that would rip through the Führer’s bunker – miraculously escaped death.
In this unique memoir Philipp tells his extraordinary life story and the part he played in this, and three other dramatic attempts on Hitler’s life. He recounts how a small band of resisters dared to stop evil and prevent profound loss of lives. Ultimately they failed but the legacy of their courage endures.