COLONEL-GENERAL FRIEDRICH OLBRICHT

COLONEL-GENERAL FRIEDRICH OLBRICHT (1888–1944)

One of the major players in the failed July, 1944 attempt to assassinate Hitler and was partly responsible for drafting Operation Valkyrie. Along with Count von Stauffenberg, Olbricht was arrested and summarily executed by firing squad at the order of Colonel-General Friedrich Fromm,who was trying to protect himself from being exposed as a silent conspirator.

Read more in Kill The Fuhrer by Paula Astridge