LONEL ALBRECHT MERTZ VON QUIRNHEIM

LONEL ALBRECHT MERTZ VON QUIRNHEIM (1905–1944)

A German officer and member of the German resistance who was involved in the failed July1944 attempt to assassinate Hitler. Quirnheim, Staluffenberg and General Friedrich Olbricht drew up Operation Valkyrie, and along with First Lieutenant, Werner von Haeften, were all summarily tried by Colonel General Fromm and shot on July 21, 1944.

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