Would-be Hitler assassin dies

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    Interesting. I was unaware anyone that participated in the plot had survived.
     
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    That's awesome (not that he's dead, but that he lived to be 90). I'd heard stories about it and that some had lived, but I had never heard of a specific person that was involved.
     
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    The question becomes how do we know he was really in on it if everyone else was dead? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    I had thought they were all executed. RetiredGySgt has a good point. LOL!

    On a related topic, did anyone see Escape from Auschwitz on PBS this week? I thought it was a very well made documentary and recommend it.
    You can watch online at:
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    Stauffenberg was freaking awesome. He had like two fingers and one eye left and he still almost took over Germany. If he had two eyes he may have had better depth perception and put the bomb in a better place.

    I heard Stauffenberg got that way because he actually survived a kick to the face by Chuck Norris.


    Huh, I didn't know they made documentaries on fiction.


    ooohh just joking, but not really

    I'm going to Hell either way.
     
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    Stauffenberg put the bomb in the perfect place, unfortunately, someone moved it and put it on the floor before Hitler got there. I'm not sure his depth-perception was an issue, but instead just a bit of bad luck. (Good Luck for Hitler)

    As far as proving Von Boeselager was apart, I think the German military has records of the incident and officers involved. Probably not enough proof for you, but he was believed to have provided the explosives.
     
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    von Stauffenberg's depth perception had nothing to do with it. He placed the brief case in a good place. It was moved behind a heavy table leg (one of those old-timey wide kind).
     
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    I completely forgot about that part. I thought he put under the table.
     
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    He did. He originally placed it where the blast would be directed at Hitler with nothing to obstruct it. Someone moved it to the other side of the table leg.
     

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