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Seventy-five years ago, a suitcase
bomb nearly killed Hitler

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Posted By: mc squared, 7/21/2019 11:42:25 AM

It’s been 75 years since Adolph Hitler sat down with his military officers at his top-secret, Wolfe’s Lair military compound in Prussia to discuss strategy for winning World War II. He had no clue that Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, one of his most trusted aides, had brought along a suitcase containing a bomb that he hoped would blow the Nazi dictator and his acolytes to smithereens. That would have cleared the way for Germany to make peace with the allies — and save many thousands of lives. But somebody had moved the suitcase close to a table. That deflected much of its explosive force. Hitler lived another year

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 7/21/2019 12:46:58 PM (No. 129929)
W real shame that it didn't work.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano 7/21/2019 1:10:49 PM (No. 129948)
True, but don't glorify Von Stauffenberg. He was a hard-core Nazi.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/21/2019 1:44:13 PM (No. 129979)
Always heard the generals wanted Hitler out of the way because he was mentally unstable, and was losing the war. He had over extended Germany with too many fronts. If the generals were calling the shots instead of Hitler, the war would have been more difficult to win for the allies.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Omen55 7/21/2019 9:37:38 PM (No. 130198)
The assassinations attempts on Hitler,as far as we know,were 0-42. When you read up on them you can only conclude somebody down there liked him.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 7/21/2019 9:52:21 PM (No. 130205)
Merkel uses Von Stauffenberg's sacrifice to remind Germans that importing thousands of Muslims is the best way to honor him...by eliminating Germanic traditions and customs. There is virtually no assimilation going on-not of Germanic customs, anyway. IMHO, Merkel is just as much an extremist as any Nazi and their belief in a Master Race ever was.
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