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The Resource Countdown to Valkyrie : the July plot to assassinate Hitler, Nigel Jones

Countdown to Valkyrie : the July plot to assassinate Hitler, Nigel Jones

Label
Countdown to Valkyrie : the July plot to assassinate Hitler
Title
Countdown to Valkyrie
Title remainder
the July plot to assassinate Hitler
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although there were more than 40 plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler, none came closer to success than the July Plot of 1944. The attempt was masterminded by Count von Stauffenberg, a member of the German General Staff, who had been rushed back from Africa after losing his left eye and right hand. For his injuries, he had been decorated as a war hero. Never a supporter of Nazi ideology, he was increasingly attracted by the approaches of the German resistance movement. After a attempt to assassinate Hitler in November 1943 failed, Stauffenberg developed a new plot to kill him at the Wolf's Lair Headquarters on 20th July 1944. Besides the Fuhrer's assassination, Stauffenberg organized plans to take over command of the Germany forces and sue for peace with the Allies. The attempt ultimately failed. Only one bomb was detonated and Hitler was only injured: his life was probably saved because the bomb, hidden in Stauffenberg's suitcase, had been placed behind a heavy table leg which reduced the impact of the blast. The author dissects the lead up to the attempt, the events of the day in minute-by-minute detail, and the aftermath in which the conspirators were hunted down
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Nigel H
Dewey number
943.0864
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
DD256.35
LC item number
.J66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Schenk von Stauffenberg, Klaus Philipp
  • Conspiracies
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
Countdown to Valkyrie : the July plot to assassinate Hitler, Nigel Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : high summer in the wolf's lair -- A good German : the early life of Count Claus von Stauffenberg -- Seizing the state : the irresistible rise of Hitler's Nazis -- Rule of the outlaws -- Hitler's march to war -- Hitler's war -- Lone wolf : Georg Elser and the bomb in the beerhall -- The devil's luck : Henning von Tresckow and the army's plots against Hitler -- Enter Stauffenberg : the head, heart and hand of the conspiracy -- Valkyrie : 20 July 1944 -- Retribution : Hitler's revenge -- Afterword with Count Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg
Control code
ocn228197818
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p. ;
Isbn
9781848325081
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009517222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)228197818
Label
Countdown to Valkyrie : the July plot to assassinate Hitler, Nigel Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : high summer in the wolf's lair -- A good German : the early life of Count Claus von Stauffenberg -- Seizing the state : the irresistible rise of Hitler's Nazis -- Rule of the outlaws -- Hitler's march to war -- Hitler's war -- Lone wolf : Georg Elser and the bomb in the beerhall -- The devil's luck : Henning von Tresckow and the army's plots against Hitler -- Enter Stauffenberg : the head, heart and hand of the conspiracy -- Valkyrie : 20 July 1944 -- Retribution : Hitler's revenge -- Afterword with Count Berthold Schenk von Stauffenberg
Control code
ocn228197818
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p. ;
Isbn
9781848325081
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2009517222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)228197818

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