History remembers the Soviets and the Nazis as bitter enemies and ideological rivals - the two opposing totalitarian regimes of World War II whose conflict would be the defining and deciding clash of the war. Yet for nearly a third of the conflict's entire timespan, Hitler and Stalin stood side by side as partners.
"Fascinating look at much neglected peiod"
An enormous success upon its original publication in 1964, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler investigates the July 20, 1944, bombing of Hitler’s infamous Wolf’s Lair, a conspiracy led by Claus von Stauffenberg, a staff insider with access to the Fhrer. The first book to reveal the truth about the now infamous Operation Valkyrie, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler is “one of the most readable stories ever written about the war” (Sunday Times).
En overraskende ikkeangrebspagt mellem Hitler og Stalin blev underskrevet den 23. august 1939. Otte dage senere var Anden Verdenskrig i gang. Den britiske historiker Roger Moorhouse fortæller hele historien om den kortfattede pagt, der fik fatale konsekvenser for Europa.