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Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler
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Produced in Collaboration with the German Resistance Organization Forschungsgemeinschaft 20. Juli 1944
July, 1944. As WWII raged on, a group of conspirators, led by Claus von Stauffenberg, plotted to assassinate Hitler and end his reign of terror. Using rare color footage, painstakingly recreated dramatizations, detailed CG reconstructions and exclusive interviews with leading historians, this thrilling documentary presents the definitive record of what happened before, during and after these pivotal events.
INCLUDES 2 HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES:
-The Eva Braun Films: Newly Re-Mastered Home Movies shot by Hitler's Mistress
-An Exclusive Visit to the Stauffenberg Estate
-Killing Hitler: Other Assassination Attempts on the Fuhrer presented by author Roger Moorhouse
-A Visit to the German Resistance Memorial Center in Berlin
-Footage from the Volksgericht Trials
-Interview with Philipp Baron von Boeselager, the last surviving member of the Stauffenberg Conspiracy
Top Customer Reviews
I've watched many documentaries and movies about WWII and the failed attempts to assassinate Hitler. This highly informative, fascinating documentary pays tribute to those who risked (and lost) their lives attempting to rid the world of one of the most pyschopathic, genocidal killers in modern history. (NOTE: I'd love to see something similar done about one of the world's other ruthless, mass murderers -- Josef Stalin).
This documentary includes comments from several family members of those Resistance members who were killed by the Nazis. Other enlightening comments are from noted historians of WWII and the Nazi reign.
While some may fault aspects of this documentary, I recommend it to those, such as I, who knew little to nothing about the German Resistance and, in particular, the 20 July Valkyrie plot.
Operation Valkyrie (Unternehmen Walküre) was an operational plan developed for the Resistance Army of the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer). The plan was approved by German dictator Adolf Hitler, who intended it to be used in the event that disruption caused by the Allied bombing of German cities resulted in a breakdown in law and order, or a rising by the millions of forced laborers from occupied countries working in German factories.
1. Newly Re-mastered Home Movies Shot by Eva Braun
2. Footage from the Volksgericht Trials
1. "A Visit to the Stauffenberg Estate"
2. "An Examination of Other Assassination Attempts on Hitler"
3. "A Visit to the German Resistance Memorial Center"
Great job by Koch Vision and their staff, the digital transfers with a clean, clear and crisp print --- looking forward to more high quality releases from them--- if you enjoyed this title, why not check out Koch Vision where they are experts in releasing long forgotten films and treasures to the collector.
Total Time: 76 mins on DVD ~ Koch Vision ~ (11/11/2008)
Lately I've been amped up by all the commercials and trailers surrounding the release of the movie staring Tom Cruise "Valkyrie". I've read all about the film. I read where it has been pushed back many times, and also read where the Germans resisted the film being produced in Germany because of Cruises beliefs and the fictitious content. Notwithstanding I couldn't care less because any Bryan Singer and Cruise flick and war involved count me in!!!
However, since I couldn't get the rush of the December 25th Valkyrie I decided to order this film. I must say I feel very informed now and ahead of the game. What happened in 1944 is such a very important part of our worlds history. This Documentary contained interviews from precious family members of the ones who planned the assassination and even an interview from the last surviving member! Not too mention that I saw in the credits that the German Memorial/Historical society gave this film the OK! Lastly, I must say the Stauffenberg in this film actually looks more like the real stauffenberg in the photos than Tom Cruise. Tom is wayyy shorter than Stauffenberg.
For Valkyrie film and Historical enthusiasts this is a must buy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Based on excellent research. Watch this before you watch the movie Valkyrie, it helps fill in the blanks.Published 4 months ago by B, Hamline
Ok documentary. Cheesy computer graphics. We only liked it because the hero tried to blow up Hitler.Published 16 months ago by T. Watson
We expected a movie, not a documentary. It was nonetheless entertaining.Published 18 months ago by Hoda Sarkis
This video collection provides some good insights into the Valkyrie Plot and associated topics. The main documentary on the assassination attempt is not the best I've seen but it... Read morePublished 19 months ago by James D. Crabtree
THREE HOURS WELL WORTH VIEWING FOR GERMAN HISTORY BUFFS.
A rare but scholarly documentary fascinates. Read more
If you like the Tom Cruse movie, you will like this documentary. Stauffenberg was a true hero, doing what he did or try to do in the face of all this evil. Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by Raul A. Marin Jr.
I bought this because I saw the documentary on Public Television. It is incredibly well done, showing the background and history of the Stauffenberg plot to kill Hitler. Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Lorraine P. Zigman
This is the real story behind it,How A Roman Catholic like Stauffenberg was one of the originators to get rid of a murderous tyrant(same as Lenin,Stalin,Mao,Castro/Che,Pol Pot Ho... Read morePublished on February 23, 2011 by Jose Lopez