Valkyrie : The Story of the Plot to Kill Hitler, by Its Last Member

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When World War II erupted, Philipp von Boeselager, son of an aristocratic Catholic family, fought enthusiastically for his country as a cavalry lieutenant. But in the summer of 1942, when he witnessed the regime's criminal brutality toward Jews and Gypsies, his patriotism quickly turned to disgust, and he joined a group of officers intent on killing Hitler. After one aborted attempt-in which Boeselager was assigned to shoot both Hitler and Heinrich Himmler-it was decided that a bomb would be used to assassinate the Führer. Boeselager delivered the explosives and then led his unwitting men toward Berlin in order to carry out the coup d'etat. When the bomb failed to kill Hitler, the SS launched a terrifying purge of senior army officers. Boeselager managed to return his units to the front before, one by one, the other conspirators were rounded up, tortured, and executed. None of them betrayed Boeselager. In his unvarnished, harrowing testimony, Philipp von Boeselager-who died on May 1, 2008-gives eloquent voice to the courageous spirit of these men whose profound sense of honor could not be dimmed by the diabolical propaganda of the Third Reich.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 137 x 163 x 27mm | 79g
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1400112079
  • 9781400112074
  • 2,013,000

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"A one-of-a-kind eyewitness account." ---Kirkus Starred Review
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About Florence Fehrenbach

Florence Fehrenbach is the granddaughter of Karl von Wendt, a co-conspirator and close friend of Philipp von Boeselager. Jerome Fehrenbach helped his wife, Florence Fehrenbach, to convince Philipp von Boeselager to recount his experience in the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler. Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, a commanding lieutenant in the German army, joined the German Resistance in 1941 and lived to be the last surviving member of Valkyrie, the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Michael Prichard is a professional narrator and stage and film actor who has played several thousand characters during his career. An Audie Award winner, he has recorded well over five hundred books and has earned several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. Michael was also named a Top Ten Golden Voice by "SmartMoney" magazine.
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