Operation Valkyrie

Had Stauffenberg suceeded in his attempt of assassinating Hitler, he would have been able to reunite with his wife and children and perhaps lived to a ripe old age, like his wife till 96.  In the movie, Valkyrie, he didn’t get to see them after sending them away for safety, and was executed by the firing squad.  Remembered having read from somewhere on this piece of history, and make a note to get the book to read, but instead watched the film adaptation first.  Glad I didn’t missed watching this Sunday movie on ch5.  Was flipping through the Straits Times, and the name Stauffenberg caught my eye.  The movie was exciting and filled with suspense.  The part when Tom Cruise as Stauffenberg asked to be able to change his shirt in the room, and what happened in the room makes me sit on edge, esp when  the guard outside suddenly opened the door and nearly saw what he was doing with the explosives.  Another scene was when Stauffenberg called his comrades and asked whether to proceed with the assassination, he was put on hold, and his message was passed from one to another.  I wonder why so many people involved in the operation, and worried the message might be passed wrongly.  There are also some areas which I find quite funny – all the briefcases underneath the table are similar in colour and design.  Overall, I have enjoyed watching the film adaptation, now I just want to get the book to read, and perhaps watched it again after.  Oh yes, how come in the movie, his eyeball can be removed and put back?


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