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Die Stunde der Offiziere
Adv-Intermediate
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This film tells the story of the German resistance attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler and seize power in Germany in the summer of 1944. After several failed attempts by others, it is down to Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg to detonate a bomb at Wolfsschanze [Wolf's Lair], Hitler's Eastern Front military headquarters.

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Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 19

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

As Hitler announces to the world that he has survived the attack, the officers involved in the assassination attempt meet a tragic end. They remain convinced, however, that they did the right thing.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 18

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Stauffenberg and his co-conspirators receive the death penalty, which is carried out immediately.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 17

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

As the action progresses in Paris, the operatives in Germany are forced to surrender.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 16

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

As the plan unravels, Olbricht, trapped in the Bendlerblock, prepares himself for the worst.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 15

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Contradicting information and orders come from all sides, along with the truth that Hitler has indeed survived the attack.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

With massive communication problems, the implementation of measures to disarm and arrest the Gestapo and SS is delayed.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

All orders seem equally suspicious after the alleged assassination, leading to chaos at the typing pool in the Bendlerblock.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Stauffenberg is certain that Hitler is dead and activates Operation Valkyrie, overpowering Colonel Fromm.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Only one of the bombs explodes, leaving Hitler still alive and a state of general confusion.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

An explosion is set off, and Stauffenberg tries to leave as quickly as possible.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Stauffenberg is only able to smuggle one of the bombs into the meeting and asks to be seated close to Hitler.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

More missed opportunities to stage an attempt on Hitler's life lead to confusion and suspicion.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Stauffenberg begins to consider whether to attempt the assassination of Hitler on his own.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg recruits Axel von dem Bussche, a young captain haunted by Nazi atrocities he has witnessed, as Hitler's so-called "European Fortress" begins to crumble.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

What must come after the assassination? Stauffenberg and Gersdorff discuss their strategies and their doubts.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Germany is under attack and time is of the essence, but it is difficult to find co-conspirators. When Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg returns to Berlin, it seems possible that they have found a potential source of help.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

Gersdorff attempts to convince various high-ranking officials to join their plan, but not everyone believes that a coup would be the best solution for Germany.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

After another failed attempt, Gersdorff and his co-conspirators contact other officers to assist them with the assassination of Hitler.

Die Stunde der Offiziere - Dokudrama über den 20. Juli 1944 - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Germany

In a collage of historical reenactment and original interviews, this film looks at the assassination attempts made on Hitler towards the end of World War II.

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