HITLER NARROWLY ESCAPES ASSASSINATION. Colonel Count von Stauffenberg leaves bomb in conference room at Wolfsschanze (‘Wolfs Lair‘), Rastenburg, East Prussia. He then flies to Berlin to organize military coup, but this is badly bungled. Goebbels’and Fromm, commander of Home Army, take vigorous counter-measures. Stauffenberg and other conspirators summarily executed. Colonel-General Beck commits suicide. Hitler broadcasts to German people condemning ‘small clique of traitors’.
German military conspirators temporarily seize control of Paris and imprison local SS personnel but wait in vain to hear confirmation of Hitler‘s death from Berlin. SS regain control and release comrades after Hitler‘s broadcast.
Home Front USA
President Roosevelt renominated to run for 4th term by overwhelming vote of Democratic Convention at Chicago.