History's Turning Points (2004)

Genres - History  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Part of the History's Turning Points II video series, which explores pivotal moments in world history, History's Turning Points II: Plot to Kill Hitler describes Nazi Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg's bold attempt to take Hitler's life. In July 1944, von Stauffenberg planted a bomb intended to kill his f├╝hrer. For unlucky reasons, the bomb did not take Hitler's life, or even cause him to suffer a scratch. For the duration of World War II, Hitler would continue to slaughter men, women, and children. The program features on-location dramatizations and rare historical footage.