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Luck of the Devil: The Story of Operation Valkyrie

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The July 1944 plot to kill Hitler was an attempt by a group of senior officers to redeem Germany's honour & end WWII. They were heroic because they knew their chances of success were slight & that the result of their failure would be a terrible death. This extraordinary story is the basis for Bryan Singer's major new film Valkyrie.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published February 10th 2009 by Penguin UK (first published January 1st 2009)
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Wilde Sky
Apr 25, 2013 Wilde Sky rated it liked it
This book provides a brief, but reasonably detailed, description of the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944. A number of previous attempts on Hitler's life are outlined.

Quite interesting with a reasonable amount of detail but it didn’t provide any real understanding of the motives of those involved and it didn’t mention what happened to their families (at least in the edition I read).
Adam Preston
Nov 26, 2011 Adam Preston rated it really liked it
Great chapter, but not a book in and of itself. This is simply an extract from Kershaw's biography of Hitler, and is really an attempt at cashing in on his reputation as expert on the Third Reich while taking advantage of the media-hype surrounding the release of the recent Tom Cruise film. For anyone with a passing interest in Operation Valkyrie, this is a good short account. Generally I would say buy the full two-part biography though; it is well worth it.
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Professor Sir Ian Kershaw is a British historian, noted for his biographies of Adolf Hitler.
Ian Kershaw studied at Liverpool (BA) and Oxford (D. Phil). He was a lecturer first in medieval, then in modern, history at the University of Manchester. In 1983-4 he was Visiting Professor of Modern History at the Ruhr University in Bochum, West Germany. From 1987 to 1989 he was Professor of Modern Histor
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