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by Hannah Leitheiser

Valkyrie

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

William L. Shirer

1960

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2018-12-21

They were lumped under the code name ”Valkyrie” – an appropriate term, since the Valkyrie were the maidens in Norse-German mythology, beautiful but terrifying, who were supposed to have hovered over the ancient battlefields choosing those who would be slain. - William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (1960)

The most active attempt on Hitler's life. There were others, but many were frustrated by Hitler seldom keeping to a schedule, and one by a dud brandy bottle bomb on Hitler's plane. There's a 2008 Valkyre film if interested.

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