What if Operation Valkyrie had Succeeded ...

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by Harry_Boomers, Jan 10, 2011.

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  1. Going along the same lines of this thread http://http://www.arrse.co.uk/military-history-militaria/155701-what-if-stalingrad-had-fallen-6th-army.html

    Operation Valkyrie, the intention was to use the Reserve Army in the German homeland to take control of German cities, disarm the SS and arrest the Nazi leadership once Hitler had been assassinated.

    My question is: If the plot had been successful on July 20th 1944, would the Allies have accepted a truce and would the Russians have stopped their offensive in the east?

    Also would the allies have allowed Dr Carl Friedrich Goerdeler to serve as the Chancellor of the new government?

    If so would a new Germany & Europe have faced a Soviet invasion in the 1950’s/60’s?
  2. I dont think Stalin would have accepted anything but complete and unconditional surrender. I also think even that surrender would have stopped his forces advance. The way he dealt with Poland and Finland shows that a few hundred thousand corpses should never get in his way of grabbing more land.