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Attempt Failed Because Officer Lost His Nerve CALLED FUEHRER FROM ROOM Rec. 9.30 a.m. LONDON, July 25. The attempt on Hitler's life in July. 1944, failed because the officer detailed to place the bomb lost his nerve, says Fraulein Erika Mayer, aged 24, who was sentenced to five years'' imprisonment for her part in the plot. She said one of the officer conspirators knew that he would probably lose his life when the suitcase containing the bomb was placed alongside Hitler's desk at his headquarters. At the last moment, he called Hitler out of the room. Hitler was not in the room when the bomb exploded, but he was slightly injured by blast and flying debris. . The officer was promoted to the rank of major, but his connection with the plot was discovered later and he was shot by S.S. troops.

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HITLER BOMB PLOT, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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HITLER BOMB PLOT Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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