By Introduction by Mark Seaman
Britain constructed contingency plans to assassinate Hitler at Berchtesgaden in the course of global battle II. Britain's Public checklist workplace has lately published the entire unique plans, together with colour sketches of the grounds and safeguard uniforms.
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Rolled in a four-year course at a Ilan Langueux That autumn, he en- French seminary, the Ecole Saint- Brieuc in Brittany. at St. Fellow students from Saint- Ilan remembered Bavaud calm, sensitive The young man of average toward mysticism. He as a intelligence with a tendency read philosophy and was a keen singer, joining the Gregorian chant in the church and often reciting traditional Swiss songs. He enjoyed his classes and relished the re- laxed atmosphere of the seminary. But one colleague was to exert a decisive, even fateful influence on him.
Hitler's ugly. entourage arrived a few minutes overflowed into the was his car the vehicle waving his in Berlin: The temper of the crowd grew through reckless. had to force its way stood erect beside the respect for his courage, and 24 would explain his actions. If an idealist assassin shoot him or blow him up, he opined, it would make Years later, Hider wanted to he was litde difference if days," he said, "I shrank Hider was called him sitting or standing. " also utterly 25 "In the heroic 26 and deliberately unpredictable.
On 31 October he traveled north again to Munich, found lodgings, and went about trying to secure himself a seat in one of the temporary grandstands over- looking the procession route. After numerous requests, he obtained a complimentary ticket by posing finally as a Swiss journalist. In the remaining days before the celebrations, he walked the procession route and considered his options. of choosing a shoot Hitler He toyed with the idea vantage point and rushing directly into the street to at close range, but finally opted to remain in the more ammunition and Ammersee, west of Munich, to practice his gun grandstand.