Secret documents reveal the role of a hero MI6 spy in the ‘Operation Valkyrie’ plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
A NEW BRITISH LINK TO “Operation Valkyrie,” the audacious plot to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, has been revealed in bombshell secret documents.
As part of an ongoing legal battle in Germany, historian and author Nigel West discovered the declassified documents buried in the National Archives.
Historians previously assumed that the plot to assassinate Hitler was solely the work of the German resistance, but new documents may change that.
One of the plotters, Dr Otto John, was working as an MI6 informant during the war, according to wartime documents.
When they detonated a bomb at Hitler’s HQ – the infamous Wolf’s Lair – on July 20, 1944, the WW2 plotters are known to have used British-made explosives and triggers.
The new documents are said to hold the key to establishing the “missing link” that definitively connects MI6 to the plot.
Dr. John, also known as Whiskey, was a German lawyer who met with his British handlers a total of 12 times in the two years leading up to Operation Valkyrie.
He is thought to have served as a go-between for German resistance leader Colonel Georg Hansen and MI6.
The key document is a file containing information about John’s attempts to flee Germany after the plot failed.
He had been an MI6 asset for two years and was “a party to Hitler’s assassination attempt on July 20,” according to the report.
This was a plan devised by the German resistance to assassinate Hitler with a bomb and then seize control using “Operation Valkyrie,” a state-backed emergency plan.
The new anti-Nazi government would then sue the Allies for peace, bringing World War II to a close in 1944.
Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who was immortalized by Tom Cruise in the 2008 film Valkyrie, was able to detonate a bomb hidden in his briefcase next to Hitler at The Wolf’s Lair.
In a cruel twist of fate, another German officer unwittingly moved the case, saving the dictator’s life while four other Nazis died by chance.
Many of the plotters were executed, while others had their status revoked, and some fled to the allies for protection.
It is completely inconceivable that the British did not know about, have an opinion about, or participate in such a significant plot based on this new evidence.
The documents were discovered by West as part of German aristocrat Prince Frederick Solms-Baruth’s ongoing effort to reclaim his family’s property that was seized by the Nazis.
His 17,000-acre family estate served as a safe haven for him and his family.
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Based on this astonishing new evidence, it is completely inconceivable that the British did not know, have an opinion on, nor participate in such a momentous plot.