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WWII - Wolf's Lair. Valkyria operation had place in Poland's bunker complex.


dani 4 | 8
9 Feb 2010 #1
Hi,
I found some info, that operation Valkyria (Hittler assasination atempt) had place in Poland in bunker complex called wolf's lair) anglopolish.com/index.php/component/content/article/10-place-to-visit/22-wolfs-lair-today

Does anyone have more informations and pics from this complex? I wonder how big it was.
Why Hitler built it and why he spend there so many time during war? Was he commanding his troops from there or only on "holiday"?
convex 20 | 3,978
9 Feb 2010 #2
wolfsschanze.pl

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfsschanze - wikipedia also has a good overview
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
9 Feb 2010 #3
WWII Hitler Assasination Attempt 1 of 5 Reconstruction of July 20, 1944

Operation Valkyrie
youtube.com/watch?v=rzqvSViaAyk
OP dani 4 | 8
9 Feb 2010 #4
thank You very much.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
9 Feb 2010 #5
Dani, you should keep adding to this thread.
It is a very interesting historical event.

I have a hypothetical question about this.
If Hitler had been assassinated, would it have changed much? would he have become a martyr?
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 12,310
9 Feb 2010 #6
If Hitler had been assassinated, would it have changed much? would he have become a martyr?

I recently read an interesting interview with one relative of the plotters.
He was on the Eastern front as the news came over the radio to the troops...he remembers that practically ALL his comrades were utterly dumbstruck and speechless. Feeling only absolute disgust...how could someone do to this to the leader....emotions run high.

He later learned that his uncle got hanged for it.
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
9 Feb 2010 #7
emotions run high.

I didn't fully understand what you meant.
Did he think that they would have fallen apart, ending the third Reich or been so angry and seen Hitler as a martyr and continued on?

(If Hitler was assassinated) I know it is impossible to say but surely there has been investigations in to the hypothetical situation.

And more importantly the people who attempted the Valkyria operation must have thought it would bring big change, what were their expectations?

I have to say I was forced to that Tom Cruise film Valkyrie and I wish I hadn't, for no other reason than I thoroughly dislike Tom Cruise as an actor.
Bratwurst Boy 12 | 12,310
9 Feb 2010 #8
I didn't fully understand what you meant.

First anger, horror, incomprehension...then disgust and hate for the traitors who were seen as back stabbers as so many german soldiers fighted and died on the fronts.

That seems to be the prevalent emotion as he saw it....I think we can safely conclude from that
Hitler would had come out as a martyr in their minds.
OP dani 4 | 8
10 Feb 2010 #9
Feeling only absolute disgust...

I haven't ever think in this way before. You are right. For germans it was extremly hard to kill Hitler.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
10 Feb 2010 #10
had place in Poland

East Prussia then...

If Hitler had been assassinated, would it have changed much?

The war would probably last longer...
pawian 200 | 21,164
20 Aug 2019 #11
If Hitler had been assassinated, would it have changed much?

It wouldn`t. Stauffenberg and his mates intended to make peace with Western Allies and continue the war against the Soviet Union. But it was wishful thinking - allies were determined to keep their unity till Germany was defeated.

Why Hitler built it and why he spend there so many time during war?

Those bunkers, although blown up by Germans before their retreat from Eastern Prussia, still look like impressive structures. Regular bombing of the area would have been useless, so Hitler felt safe there. The only way to get him there was insider job, indeed.







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