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Lot 52 52* Hitler Assassination Attempt. Ticker tape notification, 20 July 1944, the ticker tape being a message from the Führer’s headquarters noting that an explosives attack was launched to eliminate the Führer, but that he suffered only light burns and bruises and was able to take up work immediately afterwards, and that he had a long conference with the Duce [Mussolini], and noting that several generals and admirals sustained injuries, mounted in eight strips on white board and matted with a copy of a press photograph and computerprinted caption, overall 63 x 68cm This assassination plot - Operation Valkyrie - was orchestrated by German officials who had decided that Hitler must die in order to end Germany’s suicidal war on two fronts. It was anticipated that a coup d’etat would follow his assassination and a new government in Berlin would save Germany from complete destruction by the Allies. The bomb was planted in a briefcase by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and left under a table where Hitler was studying a map of the Eastern Front. The bomb went off at 12:42pm on 20 July 1944 and though Hitler was wounded and even suffered temporary paralysis of one arm he was still very much alive. He kept an appointment with Benito Mussolini that afternoon, giving him a tour of a bomb site, four others present died from their wounds. Once Hitler figured out the extent of conspiracy he began the systematic liquidation of his enemies. More than 7,000 Germans would be arrested and up to 5,000 would wind up dead - either executed or as ‘suicides’. Hitler believed that fate had spared him and that ‘the great cause which I serve will be brought through its present perils and ... everything can be brought to a good end’. (1) £700 - £1,000

Lot 53 Each lot is subject to a Buyer’s Premium of 20% (Lots marked * 24% inclusive of VAT @ 20%)

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53* Hitler Assassination Attempt. Ticker tape notification, 20 July 1944, the message reading that Fritzsche of the Propaganda Ministry states that the plot to assassinate Hitler was insignificant and carried out by only two generals and their entourage and was dealt with without complications, mounted in fifteen strips on white board and matted with a copy of photographs relating to the incident and a computer-printed caption, overall 72 x 64cm Hans Georg Fritzsche (1900-1953) was a senior German Nazi official and present in the bunker in Berlin during the last days of Adolf Hitler. See footnote to previous lot. (1) £700 - £1,000

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Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res

Dominic Winter  

Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res