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

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

Florence Fehrenbach

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'état. 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.

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'état. 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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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'état. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jerome Fehrenbach, Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager, Michael Prichard

Length:

4h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:24