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Valkyrie: An Insider's Account of the Plot to Kill Hitler by Hans Bernd Gisevius

By Hans Bernd Gisevius

Whilst on July 20, 1944, a bomb—boldly positioned inside of Hitler’s headquarters by way of Colonel count number Claus von Stauffenberg— exploded with no killing the Führer, the next coup d’état opposed to the 3rd Reich collapsed. The conspirators have been summarily shot or condemned in express trials and sadistically hanged. one of many few survivors of the conspiracy was once Hans Bernd Gisevius, who had used his positions within the Gestapo and the Abwehr (military intelligence) to extra the anti-Nazi plot. Valkyrie, an abridgment of Gisevius’s vintage insider’s account To the sour End, is an intimate memoir as riveting because it is phenomenal.

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35. 43 were primarily deployed along the western borders of the country from the Barents to the Black Sea and in the Transcaucasus, Central Asia, and the Far East. These light security forces generally occupied posts alongside Red Army fortified regions. On the country's western borders there were 8 border districts manned by over 100,000 men, 47 ground and 6 naval border guards detachments (the latter under the People's Commissariat of the Navy), 9 separate border guards commands [komendatura], and 11 regiments ofNKVD operational forces.

Aerosleigh battalion 2 sep. armored car battalions 7 sep. armored train battalions 13th Artillery Division 14th Artillery Division 15th Artillery Division 16th Artillery Division 17th Artillery Division 20th Artillery Division 21st Artillery Division 22d Artillery Division 23d Artillery Division 24th Artillery Division 25th Artillery Division (Hqs. only) 65th Light Artillery Brigade 3 howitzer artillery regiments 16 high-powered howitzer artillery regiments 6 sep. special-powered artillery battalions 21 antitank artillery regiments 2 mortar brigades 6th Guards-mortar Division (2 brigades) 8 guards-mortar regiments .

At the same time, it abolished the existing PVO fronts and armies and replaced them with two new PVO Fronts (the Western and Eastern), which covered all of the European Soviet Union. In addition, the GKO assigned all other existing PVO armies and corps, division, and brigade regions to four new PVO zones, each subordinate to a military district commander. The reformed structure was in transition on 1 July 1943, with the Moscow PVO Front still in existence. Figure 10 shows the PVO organization on 1 July 1943.

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