Written by info on Monday, August 31st, 2009 in Comerciales Famosos.
The leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, created many enemies during his reign of terror. Though many were too frightened of the consequences of a failed attempt to kill him, many more plotted the feat. One such historical fact that has become more popular over the past two years is the July 20 plot to assassinate Hitler. Some individuals have even created the July 20 Plot trivia to help others learn more about this admirable incident. In fact, the July 20 Plot quiz has so many facts about this incident that it might just remind you of a history book!
One particular fact that you might find in the July 20 Plot trivia is that a movie has been made regarding the incident. Valkyrie starred Tom Cruise, who played the role of Stauffenberg, and was released in 2008. Several other films were also made to document the incident; however, this film gained much notoriety simply because Tom Cruise, a very well known and accomplished actor, played the leading role. The movie took its name from the code name of the actual operation, which was called Operation Valkyrie.
The operation commenced on July 20th, 1944. However, there were two other dates that very well could have been more effective. July 11th was Stauffenberg’s first planned attempt, but Himler wasn’t in the room. Stauffenberg’s coconspirators had wanted Hitler, Himler and Goring to all be wiped out at once in order for their plan to run smoothly. For this reason, the operation was aborted on that date. The second planned attempt was on July 15th and was also aborted. On this occasion, it was due to Hitler leaving the room at the last minute. Obviously, the 15th would have proved to be unsuccessful, but the 11th may have just been the day that everything would have fallen into place; the world will never know.
Though many attempts were made upon Hitler’s life, Operation Valkyrie, though a failed attempt, was likely the closest that anyone had ever come to being successful. The entire operation was planned carefully by those involved in the plot. The only problem was that only one of the two bombs that had been designed specifically for the attempt had actually been detonated. After careful review and several recreations by numerous individuals, it was determined that, had the second bomb been detonated as well, Hitler would have most definitely been killed. Of course, the fact that the briefcase which held the bomb was moved also had a great deal to do with the unsuccessful attempt.