Seen as traitors in the past, German resistance in WWII is today honoured

BERLIN - A few inches was all that separated history from being rewritten 75 years ago, when German resistance came agonisingly close to ridding the country of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

The plot to kill the German leader on July 20, 1944, codenamed Valkyrie, was well worked out but foiled in the end by a twist of fate. As a result, the war dragged on for another 10 bloody months, taking the lives of millions of people - almost as many as in the previous five years together.

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