The rider and the bomb : Olympic champion Heinz Brandt and the 20 July plot / Volkler Kuge

Kluge, Volker

It’s been three quarters of a century since an attempt was made to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Had it succeeded, humanity would surely have been spared much suffering. The individual who saved Hitler’s life was Olympic equestrian champion Heinz Brandt, who unwittingly pushed Count Stauffenberg’s bomb further under the conference table. As a result of the explosion, Brandt himself was killed. Was he a perpetrator, a victim, or even a resistance fighter, as some claim? This article tries to provide the answer.

See the issue of "Journal of Olympic history, 27.3, 2019"

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