Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
William L. Shirer
They were lumped under the code name â€Valkyrieâ€ â€“ 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.