He, his superior General Friedrich Olbricht and Stauffenberg planned Operation Valkyrie, a plan of action to be implemented as soon as Hitler had been killed. Meanwhile, Quirnheim succeeded Stauffenberg as Chief of Staff at the Army's General Office in Berlin. Immediately after the attempt on Hitler's life in East Prussia on 20 July 1944, Quirnheim urged General Olbricht to activate Operation Valkyrie, even though they could not be sure whether Hitler was dead.

He, his superior General Friedrich Olbricht and Stauffenberg planned Operation Valkyrie, a plan of action to be implemented as soon as Hitler had been killed. Meanwhile, Quirnheim succeeded Stauffenberg as Chief of Staff at the Army's General Office in Berlin. Immediately after the attempt on Hitler's life in East Prussia on 20 July 1944, Quirnheim urged General Olbricht to activate Operation Valkyrie, even though they could not be sure whether Hitler was dead.

The aftermath of the failed July 20, 1944 plot to kill Hitler

The aftermath of the failed July 20, 1944 plot to kill Hitler

Colonel Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) was central to the planning and execution of the July 20th plot, the most wide-ranging conspiracy against the Nazi regime. Stauffenberg detonated a bomb in the headquarters and rushed off to Berlin, thinking he had killed Hitler.  Nazi leadership immediately initiated effective counter-measures and destroyed the attempted putsch within a short time. Stauffenberg was arrested and shot the same night.

Colonel Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg (1907-1944) was central to the planning and execution of the July 20th plot, the most wide-ranging conspiracy against the Nazi regime. Stauffenberg detonated a bomb in the headquarters and rushed off to Berlin, thinking he had killed Hitler. Nazi leadership immediately initiated effective counter-measures and destroyed the attempted putsch within a short time. Stauffenberg was arrested and shot the same night.

Operation Valkyrie-- was a German World War II emergency continuity of government operations plan issued to the Territorial Reserve Army of Germany to execute and implement in case of a general breakdown in civil order of the nation. Failure of the government to maintain control of civil affairs might have been caused by the Allied bombing of German cities, or uprising of the millions of foreign forced laborers working in German factories.

Operation Valkyrie-- was a German World War II emergency continuity of government operations plan issued to the Territorial Reserve Army of Germany to execute and implement in case of a general breakdown in civil order of the nation. Failure of the government to maintain control of civil affairs might have been caused by the Allied bombing of German cities, or uprising of the millions of foreign forced laborers working in German factories.

Would you go back in time and kill Hitler? - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/would-you-go-back-in-time-and-kill-hitler.html

Would you go back in time and kill Hitler? - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/would-you-go-back-in-time-and-kill-hitler.html

Operation Valkyrie was a German World War II emergency continuity of government operations plan issued to the Territorial Reserve Army of Germany to execute and implement in case of a general breakdown in civil order of the nation. Failure of the government to maintain control of civil affairs might have been caused by the Allied bombing of German cities, or uprising of the millions of foreign forced laborers working in German factories.

Operation Valkyrie was a German World War II emergency continuity of government operations plan issued to the Territorial Reserve Army of Germany to execute and implement in case of a general breakdown in civil order of the nation. Failure of the government to maintain control of civil affairs might have been caused by the Allied bombing of German cities, or uprising of the millions of foreign forced laborers working in German factories.

Operation Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler » TVF International

Operation Valkyrie: The Plot to Kill Hitler » TVF International

Wikipedia.org/***WWII-- Operation Valkyrie--On 20 July 1944, an attempt was made to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Führer of Nazi Germany, perpetrated by Claus von Stauffenberg & other conspirators, inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia. The name Operation Valkyrie, originally referring to a component part of the conspirators' overall plot, has become associated with the event.

Wikipedia.org/***WWII-- Operation Valkyrie--On 20 July 1944, an attempt was made to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Führer of Nazi Germany, perpetrated by Claus von Stauffenberg & other conspirators, inside his Wolf's Lair field headquarters near Rastenburg, East Prussia. The name Operation Valkyrie, originally referring to a component part of the conspirators' overall plot, has become associated with the event.

20 Jul 44: Operation VALKYRIE is launched in an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler and to overthrow the Nazi government. Lt Col Claus von Stauffenberg sets off the bomb at the Wolf's Lair field headquarters, but Hitler survives the blast and the plot fails. #WWII

20 Jul 44: Operation VALKYRIE is launched in an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler and to overthrow the Nazi government. Lt Col Claus von Stauffenberg sets off the bomb at the Wolf's Lair field headquarters, but Hitler survives the blast and the plot fails. #WWII

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