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20 July

'There is only one solution: kill him'

July 20, 2009
1 min read

Would-be Hitler assassin, Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg today in 1944 carried a briefcase containing a bomb into the Wolfsschanze (Wolf’s Lair), Hitler’s military high command, in Eastern Prussia.

On hearing the bomb explode, he was convinced that Hitler could not have survived and flew back to Berlin. However, Hitler sustained only minor injuries and the plot was revealed. Von Stauffenberg was shot in the early hours of the following morning.

In the aftermath, some 4,980 people were implicated in the plot and ‘hanged like cattle’ on the orders of Hitler.


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