The Man Who Almost Killed Hitler

Claus von Stauffenberg and Operation Valkyrie

Jacob Wilkins

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A photograph of Claus von Stauffenberg by an unknown photographer, c. 1930s (Wikimedia Commons)

On the 7th of April 1943, Claus von Stauffenberg was injured in Tunisia. His left eye was destroyed. His right hand was blown off. And he only had three remaining fingers on the other hand.

After being transferred back to Germany, Stauffenberg made a quick recovery. The medical staff were impressed by his…

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