Clique?

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Title

Clique?
20 July plot
Operation Valkyrie

Description

Hitler admits, in radio address at 1am on 21st July, to German generals’ coup. Leaflet points to heightened tensions between army and party. Claims the latter wants to prolong the war for its own ends, whereas generals want peace, acting when their demands were turned down by Hitler. A ‘peace’ government is in place with the most experienced generals. Exhorts German workers to act together collectively in their workplaces to end war.

Challenges whether the generals were, as claimed by Göring, a small clique of unscrupulous men. Maintains they were experienced officers. Hitler and Himmler took military leadership away. Deposed generals listed as follows: Field Marshals Fedor von Bock, Walter von Brauchitsch, Ewald von Kleist, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Wilhelm List, Fritz Erich von Manstein, Gert von Rundstedt, Erich von Witzleben; Colonel Generals Ludwig Beck, Alexander von Falkenhausen, Fritz Fromm, Franz Halder, Erich Höpner, Richard Ruoff, Adolf Strauss.

Germany facing defeat, and political leadership unwilling to address it.

Additionally there is a plastic envelope for the two leaflets.

Date

1944

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Two double sided printed sheets

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

SKilleenKAL184115v10002-0001, SKilleenKAL184115v10002-0002, SKilleenKAL184115v10003-0001, SKilleenKAL184115v10003-0002, SKilleenKAL184115v10001

Collection

Citation

Psychological Warfare Department, “Clique?,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26997.

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