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Target Hitler

the plots to kill Adolf Hitler

Published by Praeger in Westport, CT, London .
Written in English.

About the Book

The infamous reign of Adolf Hitler occurred half a century ago, but how he managed to escape so many attempts on his life remains a mystery. Target Hitler addresses the subject anew and is the only book for general audiences that recounts this fascinating topic in depth. James P. Duffy and Vincent L. Ricci have pulled together the known and hitherto unknown facts about the German resistance to create an absorbing tale. Although many Germans harbored deep hatred for the Nazis and risked their lives trying to topple their regime, most of these would-be assassins were forgotten or slighted in the history of that period. The authors wish to right that wrong. This eminently readable narrative concentrates on the efforts of a group of conspirators within the German army who first began to plot against Hitler in the fall of 1938, and whose story culminates in the famous July 1944 bombing. Bound together by their religious beliefs and a determination to rid their homeland of the Nazi scourge, some of these men were generals, one a field marshal. It is intriguing to think how the course of world history would have been altered had these men accomplished their mission. That fate denied such an outcome is tragic. But now, at least, the bravery of those who tried to rid the world of the horror Hitler inflicted will be remembered. - Jacket.

Table of Contents

A question of loyalty
The early assassins
Himmler's bomb plot
The resistance is born
Chamberlain and the September coup
A coup to save the peace
Pope Pius aids the resistance
"The living Hitler must die"
Stauffenberg takes charge
Aftermath of failure
"A gang of criminals"

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-219) and index.


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DD247.H5 D75 1992

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xiv, 229 p.
Number of pages
22 x x centimeters

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