Hitler & the Bomb Plot Part I: In the Wolf 's Lair

John Wheeler-Bennett's account, with many illuminating details, of the attempt that nearly put an end to the Third Reich.

Very early on the morning of July 20th, 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg and Werner von Haeften motored to the Rangsdorf airfield, to the south of Berlin. Fromm’s Chief of Staff had been summoned to F.H.Q. to give a detailed report on the progress made in creating the new front-line divisions from the man-power of the Home Army in order to stem the tide of the Red Army’s advance, which was then but fifty miles distant from the Fuhrerhauptquartier. With the two officers was Werner’s brother, Bernd, a lieutenant of the Naval Reserve, who, having been warned of the mighty things which were to come to pass that day, had secured leave of absence to be in Berlin for the occasion and had come to see his brother off on the first lap.

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