Hitler's Bodyguard

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  • Poison Gas Plot in the Bunker

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 5/7/08

    One member of Hitler's inner circle later claimed to have contemplated flooding the Fuhrer's Berlin bunker with nerve gas as the Allies closed in.
  • Nearly Assassinated at the Berghof

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    S 1 : Ep 12 -

    Hitler's Alpine retreat in Bavaria offered opportunities for a pistol-packing German officer, a sniper, a long-range bombing raid, and even an aerial assault by the Allies.
  • Attempts to Kill Hitler at the Wolf's Lair

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 4/23/08

    Heavily camouflaged and fortified, Hitler's military headquarters in Poland saw several assassination attempts--including one that came closest to succeeding.
  • Hitler's Dangerous Train Journeys

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 4/16/08

    British operatives targeted Hitler's special train, the Führer-Sonderzug--a rolling fortress on rails--despite its heavy armor and tight security measures.
  • Flights Into Danger

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 4/9/08

    One of the first politicians to use campaign flights, Hitler eventually exposed himself to assassination attempts while touring his conquered lands by air.
  • Dangerous Car Journeys

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 4/2/08

    Hitler liked to tour cheering crowds in a customized, open-top Grosser Mercedes and later a G4-a predilection that gave his bodyguards nightmares.
  • Bombs and Paranoia

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 3/26/08

    Convinced that a failed bomb plot had roots in England, a Gestapo counterintelligence officer engineered an elaborate sting to snatch British agents.
  • Kill Hitler Before the War Starts

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    S 1 : Ep 6 -

    By 1938, people inside and outside Germany--including some of Hitler's senior military personnel--planned preemptive strikes against the Führer.
  • Jewish and Emigre Attempts to Kill Hitler

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    S 1 : Ep 5 -

    As the Nazis amped up their anti-Semitic and expansionist activities, Jewish groups, Soviet Communists, and Otto Strasser's rival Black Front all targeted Hitler.
  • Night of the Long Knives

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 3/5/08

    In one bloody, well-planned purge, Hitler eliminated his political rivals and ended the looming threat from Ernst Röhm's well-armed Sturmabteilung.
  • Kill the New Chancellor!

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 2/26/08

    During Hitler's first year in office--as he steered Germany abruptly towards tyranny--he faced no fewer than a dozen attempts on his life.
  • Early Attempts on Hitler's Life

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    S 1 : Ep 2 -

    Beer hall brawls, street fighting, and several brushes with death marked Hitler's rise to power in the stormy politics of interbellum Germany.
  • How Hitler's Bodyguard Worked

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 2/11/08

    Hitler's personal protection squad grew from a few fiercely loyal, handpicked ruffians into an army with a complicated structure and intense internal competition.