Monday, June 19, 2017

Pencil sketch of an anti Nazi by Dr K Prabhakar Rao


 He was a Wehrmacht officer and was involved in anti Nazi resistance and associated with plans to kill Hitler. He was much upset with cold blooded killing of Romas based on ethnic identity and became anti Nazi.He was willing to assassinate  Hitler.   Accordingly a plan was made to shoot Hitler and Himmler when they were to visit  forward troops and he was to shoot both of them while they were dining in officers mess. Philip was given a powerful deadly Walther PP magazine pistol. However Himmler dropped out of the dinner and The plotters were not willing to leave Himmler who would be as deadly as Hitler if he survived the shoot. Later the 20 July plot took place. Philips cavalry unit that was brought back to help in coup was quickly ordered to march to forward area to escape suspicion. Philip was out of suspicion. He was one of the rare survivors from anti  Hitler plotters and in post war Germany was considered a hero and decorated

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