Tuesday, July 20, 2004

On this date in history.....

On 20 July 1944,  Adolf Hitler escaped being killed by a briefcase bomb, thereby prolonging World War II for another 10 months and costing the lives of countless people.  Today, 60 years later, Germany paid tribute to the leader of the plotColonel Claus von Stauffenberg and his fellow conspirators.  It is interesting how just the simple act of moving a briefcase to the other side of a table saved the life of Hitler and prolonged the war.  As had been said before, "For want of a horse, a war was lost...."


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