Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler

Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler

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Director: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Cast: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

     
 

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July, 1944: World War II is raging, and Claus von Stauffenberg hatches a daring plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and bring his nightmarish reign of terror to an abrupt end. In this documentary, filmmaker Jean-Pierre Isbouts uses rare color footage, elaborate dramatizations, extensive interviews with leading historians, and detailed computer-graphic reconstructions to…  See more details below

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July, 1944: World War II is raging, and Claus von Stauffenberg hatches a daring plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler and bring his nightmarish reign of terror to an abrupt end. In this documentary, filmmaker Jean-Pierre Isbouts uses rare color footage, elaborate dramatizations, extensive interviews with leading historians, and detailed computer-graphic reconstructions to offer the definitive record of the manner in which these pivotal events played out.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
UPC:
0881482317394
Original Release:
2008
Source:
Arts Magic
Region Code:
0
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
1:33:00
Sales rank:
72,257

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Operation Valkyrie
1. Introduction [14:53]
2. Hitler Enters the Rhineland [14:16]
3. Strategic Success [18:12]
4. General Olbricht [17:14]
5. Allies Land in Normandy [11:48]
6. Death and Dishonour [15:50]

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Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot to Kill Hitler 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
irv136 More than 1 year ago
This documentary will be useful to anyone interested in the 3rd Reich and the plot to overthrow Hitler. Its extensive use of archival footage is its best feature, while its pedestrian narration is its worst. The narrative account is largely based on one source, the work of a British journalist, and the research for the script seems to ignore other, better sources. The narrative overview also presents some information in odd sequences, almost as if the producers forgot an important fact and decided to insert it willy-nilly as they recalled its absence elsewhere. The title accurately reflects the narrow focus on Stauffenberg and the film does not attempt to place Operation Valkyrie in the larger context of the German resistance. Compared to another recent documentary, "Killing Hitler: The True Story of the Valkyrie Plot," this film seems to be missing a lot of historical context. The latter documentary is much better, especially for classroom use, since it provides much more historical depth and is not confined solely to the Stauffenberg plot. "Killing Hitler" also contains a more balanced historical perspective, supplied by interviews with a number of leading scholars. To its credit, "Operation Valkyrie" does not employ any of the cheesy "re-enactments" that "Killing Hitler" occasionally stoops to but its reliance on archival footage means that the entire significance of the plot must be told by the narrator's script, and that is sadly wanting in both coherence and broad historical knowledge.
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