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12-20-2004, 06:56 PM
Caesar von Hofacker

He was a fighter pilot at the beginn of WWII, but more important:

He was the only high rank officer of the Luftwaffe, who participated in the attempt to kill Hitler, take over the power and end the war - the famous 20th of Juli 1944.

His actions in Paris, arresting SS and NSDAP members, were very successful, but in Berlin Stauffenberg and his men failed, moreover, Hitler survived.

On 21th of Juli, Hofacker was arrested and tortured until 20th of December, when he was executed.



12-20-2004, 07:03 PM
they got so close too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

think he deserves a S!

12-20-2004, 07:18 PM
Hey , he was a terrorist !
LOL , joking guys take it easy http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

He surely deserves a tribute for the Courage he shown , and the sacrifice he made to free our nation from a criminal totalitarian regime, he'll be always remembered as well as others who did the same sacrifice (their lives) , but were not officers , but journalists , writers , artists , soldiers etc... . http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

S! in memory of our kamerad http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

12-20-2004, 08:05 PM
Apparently the whole bomb plot failed because

a) they used too weak an explosive, and
b) the MASSIVE oak conference table that the bomb was place under absorbed the majority of the blast.

The first and official reaction of the Reich WAS to brand it as a terrorist attack. In fact a lot of the official documents (propoganda included) refered to it as a 'criminal terrorist act' and as a 'tratorious terrorist act'.

Terrorism has been used as a scare word for a LONG time