Valkyrie Script - Dialogue Transcript

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Valkyrie Script


The Fuhrer's promises of peace and
prosperity have fallen by the wayside...

leaving in their wake
a path of destruction.

The outrages committed by Hitler's SS

are a stain on the
honor of the German Army.

There is widespread disgust
in the officer corps...

toward the crimes
committed by the Nazis...

the murder of civilians...

the torture and starvation of prisoners...

...the mass execution of Jews.

My duty as an officer is no
longer to save my country,

but to save human lives.

I cannot find one general in
a position to confront Hitler

with the courage to do it.

Colonel Stauffenberg, sir.
The General will be here in four hours.

Thank you. I'll need to
see him when he arrives.

I find myself surrounded by men
unwilling or unable to face the truth.

Hitler is not only the
archenemy of the entire world

but the archenemy of Germany.

A change must be made.

Colonel, my orders are to advance
to Sidi Mansour and hold it.

That's what we'll do.

The British are moving up from the south,

Patton is closing in on the coast.

You know, we should
have left two days ago.

No, Colonel.

We keep fighting until the final victory.

North Africa's lost,

and you're going to need
these men a year from now

to defend Berlin.

We can serve Germany
or the Fuhrer, not both.

It's just that sort of talk
that had you sent here, Colonel.

What I said was much worse.


I'm just trying to get
these men out of here alive.

What would you have me do?

Tell Command we're low on water.

We'd have to reroute to
Mezzouna, join the 21st Panzer.

At least then we'd have a chance.

And the records will show

that we didn't have enough
water to reach Sidi Mansour?

I can guarantee it.

See that it's done.





Hitler's leaving. Now?

Ja. Fuse.

Colonel Brandt! Colonel Brandt!

My regards to Colonel Stieff.

Cointreau? Let's hope I don't
get thirsty on the flight.

This is Tresckow.

He's landed.

This is General Tresckow.

Connect me with
Operations, Colonel Brandt.

Colonel! Tresckow.

I'm glad you arrived safely.
I hate to trouble you,

but it seems you have the wrong
bottles for Colonel Stieff.

You do still have the package?

Oh, no, no, no. As it happens, I've
been called to Berlin unexpectedly.

I can be at your office first thing
tomorrow morning to pick it up.

Sorry for the inconvenience,
Colonel. Yes, thank you.

Do you think he knows?

Well, there's only one way to find out.


We've been discovered.
What makes you think that?

Oster's been arrested. The
Gestapo came for him last night.

The Gestapo could have
arrested him for anything.

What do you think went
wrong? We don't know.

Fuse. Temperature. Altitude.

All I know is the damn
thing didn't go off.

General Tresckow to see Colonel Brandt.

The Colonel's expecting you, sir.

At ease.

You'll forgive me, General.

This little roundup has had
me writing reports all day.

Roundup? -Dissenters.

Another plot against the Fuhrer.

Who are these people?

You'd be surprised.

Now, is this what you've come for?

Perhaps we should open it.

I beg your pardon?

Well, you've come a long way.
You must be thirsty.

You know, I wonder how the
Fuhrer, who does not partake,

would feel about a
soldier who did so on duty.

Colonel Brandt.

I took you for another sort, General.

And I you.

We're still in business.

Find a replacement for Oster.

There's no one we can
trust, not in Berlin.

Well, then stop looking in Berlin.


Countess von Stauffenberg?

Perhaps before you go in, we could
have a word together in my office.

I will see my husband now.

The right hand has been
amputated above the wrist.

He's missing the fourth and
fifth fingers on the left hand.

We couldn't save the left eye.


When you're ready, sir.

I'm a soldier. I serve my country.

But this is not my country.

I was lying out there bleeding to death,

thinking, "If I die now,

"I leave nothing to my
children but shame."

I know now there's only
one way to serve Germany.

In doing so, I'll be a traitor.
I accept that.

Just tell me, can these
men see it through?

We need to reorganize. Reconsider
our strategy, recruit new men.

That's why we want you.

You understand what will
happen to my wife and children

if these men can't see it through?

Come and hear what they have to say.

You know where to find us.

Enough! Enough. I'm not going to
listen to another word of this.

You had your chance, you failed.

Your so-called
"central solution" didn't work.

Our only option now is
to confront Hitler openly.

This is a military operation...

It's not a military operation,
it's a political organization,

and one that's given its
military arm too much control.

In any military exercise,

you have to expect a
certain measure of deviation.

A measure? A measure? What about
total, complete, utter failure?

Gentlemen, I think it's
time we face the fact

that the Allies are coming,
sooner or later.

I say we sit back and let
them wipe out the Nazis.

And ask every living soul in Europe
to pay the price? Use your head.

Carl, please. I'm sorry, Ludwig.

I've held my tongue too long.

We must confront Hitler now.
Force him out!

And then what?

I beg your pardon?

When Hitler is gone, then what?

I'm sorry, who is this man?

Colonel Stauffenberg
is Oster's replacement.

He's been transferred to my
office at the War Ministry.

How's your uncle?

He's well, sir. He sends his regards.

He speaks very highly of you.

And of you, General.

Of course, one of the things that

made Oster such a great organizer

was that he kept his opinions to himself.

I'm simply asking

what you intend to do when Hitler is gone.

You don't really believe

you could just walk into
the Reich Chancellery

and command the army to end the war?

Yes. We do.

You are in the presence of men

who would have been Hitler's inner circle.

Instead, we refused, Colonel.

The people know we put our
principles above personal gain.

We have the respect of
the people. And the army.

Then you don't need me. Gentlemen.

Those men are confusing
respect with popularity.

The army swore an oath, an oath
that won't just die with Hitler.

What are you going to do?

How are you going to deal with Goebbels?

Himmler? The SS?

- They will wipe you out!
- It doesn't matter!

It only matters that we act,
now, before we lose the war.

Otherwise, this will
always be Hitler's Germany.

And we have to show the world
that not all of us were like him.

That is not enough for me.

There has to be a chance of success.

Then find a way.

Poppy! Poppy!

Poppy's home! Poppy's here!

Mommy, he's here!

Mom, come down! Poppy's here!

I thought we agreed I'd
come see you in Bamberg.

- The children couldn't wait.
- The children?



We've already considered
Valkyrie. It isn't suitable.

Not as it's currently written,
but the Colonel has an idea

I think we should consider.
Excuse me. What is Valkyrie?

Operation Valkyrie.

The Reserve Army has thousands
of men all over Berlin.

Valkyrie is Hitler's contingency plan

to mobilize those men
during a national emergency.

The sole purpose of the order
is to protect Hitler's government

if he's cut off or killed.
And what use is this to us?

Valkyrie is designed
to contain civil unrest.

But what if the SS were staging a coup?

State Security is trying
to overthrow Hitler.

How would High Command respond?
We would have no choice.

We would declare a
military state of emergency.

Exactly, and initiate Valkyrie.

Hitler's own Reserve Army,
using Hitler's own plan,

will have no choice but
to seize power in Berlin

to prevent the SS takeover.

They'll think they're fighting
for Hitler's government,

not against it.

While we quietly put a
new government in place.

But only if he's dead.

That's what you're saying, isn't it?

How else are you going to convince people

the SS are trying to seize power?

We have to kill Hitler.

I'm disappointed in you, Colonel.

I thought a man of your background

would suggest a more honorable approach.

Your plan has a few
minor obstacles, Colonel.

Firstly, Valkyrie would have to
be rewritten to exclude the SS.

Then I'll need your help to get a copy.

Rewriting an order is one thing.

Distributing it is another.

In this case,

we'd be willfully circulating
written evidence of high treason.

Evidence requiring Hitler's signature.

Well, we can all draw straws for that job.

And what about Fromm? Fromm? Who is Fromm?

He's the commander of the Reserve Army.

I can put the reserve troops on alert,

but only Fromm can initiate Valkyrie.

Can you get to him?

We're running out of time.
Can you get to Fromm?

He's a careerist pig.

But one who's gone as far as
he can go in Hitler's army.

It's no secret he's not happy about it.

Offer him a key position
in the new regime.

Make him see the light.


Your office is through there.

I have Colonel Stauffenberg
for General Fromm.

Colonel Stauffenberg, sir.
Welcome back to the War Ministry.

It's an honor, sir.

You're an old woman, Fromm!

I'd send you to the front

if I didn't think you'd surrender
just to be Montgomery's whore!

The General will see you now.

What is it you want?

I wanted to introduce our
new man, Colonel Stauffenberg.

From Africa.

I... I'd offer you my hand,
but I might not get it back.

I'd say the General has lost more
important things this morning.

It's about time they put somebody
with balls into this office.

Please, sit down, Colonel.
And you, Olbricht, if you must.

They tell me you're
critical of the war, Colonel,

not that you don't seem
to have good reason.

I am critical of indecision, General.

In the field? In Berlin.

So that's why you're
here, I take it, to...

- To make decisions.
- I've already made my decision.

I'm here to help others make theirs.

They say when there's no clear option,

the best thing is to do nothing.

We're at war. We must act.

Sometimes rashly.

And what rash action did
you have in mind, Colonel?

That would be a decision for the
supreme military commander, sir.

A supreme commander.

Second only to the Chancellor.

If I were that man,

this war would be going quite differently.

Well, we were thinking the same thing.

I don't need to remind you

that we've all sworn an oath

to the Fuhrer.

Having said that,

I'm going to forget this
conversation ever took place,

in the strict understanding

that such talk never occurs
again under this roof.

- Is that clear?
- Yes, sir.

Now, you can tell your friends, Colonel,

that I always come down on the right side.

And as long as the Fuhrer is alive,
you know what side that is.

Heil Hitler.

Heil Hitler. Heil Hitler.

Of course! Yes! Very good guess!

You realize how close I am to Hitler.

With one word I can make you disappear.

My associates don't know
we've been talking,

if that's what you're afraid of.

When the SS catch you,

they will pull you apart like warm bread.

It will be a crime just
to have known you then.

I warn you, don't try to contact me again.

You won't report me.

Maybe if you had
when I first approached you,

you might have been keeping your oath.

Now you're just as guilty
as the rest of us.

And you think that makes
me a sympathizer, hey?

Give a man a choice of betraying
his fellow officer or his Fuhrer

and you think his actions
will show you his heart.

- It is not that simple.
- Yes. Yes, it is.

For the last time, don't
push me to make a decision.

I don't have a choice. It's clear now.

Without you, there is no hope of success.

You're nothing but rats
jumping from a sinking ship!

What makes you think
you'll be any different?

What makes you think you're
stronger than the people, the Reich?

- The very momentum of history!
- This is going to happen.

Action is inevitable,
as are the consequences.

When they come for me,
I'll do everything I can

to hide what you knew
and when you knew it,

but don't delude yourself.

You were involved in a
crime against your country

long before you met me.

There may still be
time to redeem yourself.

Only God can judge us now.

Hitler had Operation Valkyrie designed

to completely secure his
government in six hours.

I'm rewriting the order

so we can seize control
of the government in three.

As written, the order
spreads reserve troops

across all of Germany's
19 military districts,

including occupied cities
like Paris, Vienna and Prague.

This is a waste of resources.

Since all of these districts follow orders

from Berlin without question,

you take Berlin, you take Germany.

I'm rewriting Valkyrie

to direct the majority
of our strongest units

to focus entirely on Berlin.

We'll surround the government quarter,

occupy all SS and police barracks.

Once we have control of the government,

we'll shut down all concentration camps.

Any officers who resist
will be arrested or shot.

I've been transferred to the front.

Anyway, it doesn't matter.

You know these orders better than anyone.

That's why I'm putting you

in charge of the military
wing of the operation.

- Beck agrees.
- Why not Olbricht?

No. It's your plan. It's you.

One more thing. You need
to be absolutely certain

no conflicting orders
get out after the flash.

It is not enough to kill Hitler.

We need to isolate his chain of command

and cut them off from the
outside world immediately.

Yes, I've already considered that.

I think I have just the man who can help.

- Who is he?
- Perhaps it's better I don't say.

You know, God promised Abraham
he would not destroy Sodom

if he could find just 10 righteous men.

I have a feeling that, for Germany,
it may come down to one.

Let's begin.

"The Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler,

"is dead."

Heil Hitler, General.

Would you excuse us, please? Thank you.

You play the part of
bureaucrat beautifully.

It's the only time I get to relax.

You've been promoted
Chief of Staff for the Reserve Army.

- Excuse me?
- Congratulations.

I am busy with other things.

your nocturnal activities don't
count as service to the Reich.

- I'll refuse the promotion.
- You'll do no such thing.

Tresckow may have left you
in charge of the operation,

but in this world I still outrank you.

You will accept the promotion.

You'll have real access to Hitler,
his advisers, his schedule.

We need this.

I've looked through
your changes to Valkyrie.

I approve. I'll need you
to get Hitler to sign it.

Now. There's a man here to
interview as your adjutant.

He comes highly recommended.

Close the door.

Be seated.

Do you know how this war
will end, Lieutenant?

The portrait will be unhung,

and the man will be hung.

I'm engaged in high treason
with all means available to me.

Can I count you in?

For anything, sir. Anything at all.


Come. Come, come.

Colonel Brandt, Operations.

Colonel Stauffenberg,

I'd like to review your
presentation to the Fuhrer.

Strictly routine.

Sir, the contents of the Colonel's bag
are for the Fuhrer's eyes only.

I am the Fuhrer's eyes, Lieutenant.

The Colonel is a member of
my staff at the War Ministry.

He doesn't answer to you.

- They're waiting.
- This way.

My Fuhrer. May I present
Colonel Stauffenberg,

our new chief of staff
for the Reserve Army.

Heil, my Fuhrer.

May I say what an honor
it is to meet an officer

who has sacrificed so much for Germany.

If only more of my men were like you.

Let this man stand as
an example to all of you.

He is the ideal German officer.

My Fuhrer. Colonel Stauffenberg
was asked to come here today

to brief us on mobilizing
troops of the Reserve Army to...

To repel the invasion.


At Normandy, my Fuhrer.

Oh, yes.


That will not be necessary.

Reichsmarschall Goring assures me that

everything is completely under control.

Thank you, Colonel.

My Fuhrer, if I may.

I have an amended copy of Operation
Valkyrie for your approval.

You know your Wagner, Colonel?

The Valkyrie. Handmaidens of the Gods,

choosing who will live and who
will die, sparing the most heroic

from an agonizing death.

One cannot understand National Socialism

if one does not understand Wagner.

I'm sure whatever changes
you've made are for the best.

You're dismissed.
Send your man home. And, Fromm?

Have some fresh tea brought in, will you?

I don't know what you're brewing up,
and I don't want to know.

But when the music stops,

I'd be obliged if Keitel
found himself without a chair.

Any problem on Earth can be solved

with the careful application
of high explosives.

The trick is not to be
around when they go off.

Two 975-gram packs of Plastit W.
Enough explosive to cripple a panzer.

Your detonators, your
fuses. British time pencils.

This acid capsule is your trigger.
When you're ready to arm,

attach the detonator to the
bottom of the time pencil, like so,

insert the entire device into
either end of the Plastit W,

crush the acid capsule, and you're live.

When the acid eats through the
wire holding back the firing pin,

well, you'll want to be very far away.

For you.

How much time will we have?

Theoretically there's a 30-minute delay,

but with the kind of heat you
can expect at the Wolf's Lair,

I'd give you 10, 15 minutes, tops.

That's hardly precise.

This is

You can have small or precise, not both.

Might this just be a little too small?

No. Hitler's bunker
will magnify the blast.

It is constructed of reinforced
concrete. Steel door, no windows.

The air pressure generated by
just one of these explosives

in a space like that will
kill everyone instantly.

The second charge will
be entirely redundant.

If, by some miracle, Hitler
does survive, what then?

We still initiate Valkyrie.

At that point, there
will be no turning back.

But we'll have an advantage.

We have an inside man at the Wolf's Lair.

After the flash, he'll cut off
communication with the outside world.

While Hitler's inner circle
is struggling to regroup,

we'll have the momentum we
need to seize control in Berlin.

Himmler is expected to
be at the meeting as well.

Don't proceed unless
you can get them both.


Don't proceed unless you're confident

you can get both Himmler and Hitler.

This is Goerdeler, isn't it?

I'll hold off, if the
decision is unanimous,

but I want another man on the
committee. Not a politician.

Who? Him.

Him? Him.


But remember, this is
a military operation.

Nothing ever goes according to plan.

I'll take the children to Bamberg.

If I fail,

they'll come for you.

All of you.

I know.

15 JULY 
Gentlemen. Good morning.

Hitler has scheduled a military
briefing for today at 1:00.

Stauffenberg will start
once everyone is present.

- They're here.
- Before arming the explosives,

Stauffenberg will call for
authorization to proceed.

After the flash, his inside man
will sever all communications.

Assuming Fromm refuses to join us,

Olbricht would take
command of the Reserve Army

- and initiate Valkyrie.
- Initiate Valkyrie.

Then he'll notify all district commanders

that the SS is attempting to seize power.

The Reserve Army will arrest all SS,
Gestapo and Nazi officials.

By then, Stauffenberg will
have returned to Berlin

and taken command of the Reserve Army.

Witzleben and I will assume the roles
of commander of the armed forces

and head of state.

With Berlin secured,

Dr. Goerdeler will address the
nation as our new chancellor.

Then, God willing,

we can negotiate a truce with the Allies

and save Europe from total destruction.

This will identify you as
a member of the operation.

Nobody gets in or out of
the perimeter without one.

Gentlemen, this is the most
important day of your lives.

Long live sacred Germany.

Captain. What is it?

An order from General Olbricht's office.

It's calling the Reserve Army
for some sort of standby action

in all the military districts,
including Berlin.

Looks like a drill of some kind.
Send it through, Sergeant.


- "Standby action"? What the hell for?
- The order doesn't say.

Assemble the men.
This better not be a drill.

9:00 AM


The men are assembled
and awaiting further orders.

What do you suppose
this is really all about?


12:00 PM


12:45 PM

Your man?

He is now.



For our first order of business,

General Fromm will present his plans
for the reallocation of troops

from the Reserve Army
on the Eastern front.

Now, as you know, last night the
Russians launched a new offensive

against Army Group North Ukraine
in the South Poland section.

General Harpe was brought
in to replace Model

and bring a swift end
to this confrontation.

- Himmler is not here.
- Hence the transfer of three divisions

to fortify General Harpe's troops.

Now, these divisions will
stick to a mobile defense plan

rather than holding any one particular...

Yes, sir. I'll put that right through.
Connecting now.

Operator. Direct me to the War Ministry.

General Olbricht's office.
One moment, please.

Yes, sir. Connecting now.

General Olbricht's office.
Himmler's not in the briefing.

I'm ready to arm. Permission to proceed.

Hold the line.

Stauffenberg says Himmler's not at
the briefing. He wants to proceed.

Call Beck.

Beck. Himmler is not at the briefing.

Himmler's not at the briefing.

...already diminished reserves.


They say no.

What do you say?

I say do it.


Whatever it was, Colonel,
I hope it was important.

Colonel? Your bag.

This has been a drill! You're dismissed!

How dare you put the
Reserve Army on standby

without my knowledge?

Damn near cost me my commission.

And what in God's name made you
think you even had the authority?

It was only a drill, an exercise.

Don't lie, Olbricht! Not to me.

We both know it wasn't a drill.

General, if I may...
No, you may not, Colonel.

You may not do anything.

Because not only have you
proved to me you can't deliver,

you've painted a target on my back.

If I so much as sense you trying
to move the Reserve Army again,

I will personally have you both arrested.

Do I make myself abundantly clear?

- Yes, sir. - Yes, sir.

- Heil Hitler. - Heil Hitler.

I'll hear you say it, Colonel.

Heil Hitler!

The point of replacing Hitler is to
negotiate a truce with the Allies.

The Allies, I suspect, would
be more amenable to a truce

if we offer it to them before
they get to fucking Berlin!

There's no point in killing Hitler
unless you kill Himmler, too.

Why remove a madman just to
have a lunatic take his place?

Today's failure had nothing to
do with Himmler, and you know it.

This is a military operation
in the hands of a politician,

nothing more.

What are you suggesting?
I'm not suggesting anything.

I'm stating the facts as I see them.

You don't have the courage to kill Hitler,

so you are making the task impossible.

Nothing seemed to stop
you and your henchman

from trying it on your own.

My only regret is that I waited
for you to find your backbone.

I don't think I'm alone when I say
your judgment is in question.

I'd like to call a vote. Carl.

I propose that we relieve
Colonel Stauffenberg.

Carl, can I have a word
with you in private?

No, Ludwig. If you've got
something to say, say it.

Very well. I heard from the
Chief of Police this evening

that Himmler has issued
a warrant for your arrest.

You have to leave Germany tonight.

When we succeed with the central solution,

you'll return as chancellor.

Disappear, Carl.
Avoid contact with anyone.

Good luck, Colonel.

No more indecision.

From now on, Stauffenberg
has full discretion.

I can't issue the alert again
unless we follow through.

I'll do my job. You just take Berlin.

Hold on, sir. I'll try
to connect you right now.

Thank you.

- Hello? - Hello?



I'm sorry, sir. There is bombing
in Ebingen. We've been disconnected.

Ebingen is a long way from Bamberg.

I'm sure your family is safe.

Thank you.

20 JULY 
6:00 AM

12:15 PM

Welcome, Colonel.

Do you have a place where
I could change, Major?

Please follow me.

At least put the Reserve
Army on standby alert.

Not until I've heard from
Stauffenberg. Not until I'm sure.

- But that's not what he...
- Noted, Colonel. Thank you.

The meeting has been moved up to 12:30.

Mussolini is arriving
on the afternoon train.

The Fuhrer wants to have
lunch with him. Yes, sir.

Will Mussolini be joining
us in the briefing, sir?

I only wish he were.

Then some ambitious officer
might take the opportunity

to shoot that dago bastard.

Excuse me, General.
I'm expecting an important call.

Could you please have
someone come and get me?

Even if I'm with the Fuhrer.

Of course, Colonel. Thank you, sir.


Major Freyend speaking.

Colonel? They insist you hurry.
The briefing's about to begin.

One moment, please, Major.

Ten minutes. Two for the walk,
one for the checkpoint,

one for the bunker, six to get out.

Plenty of time.

Excuse me, Colonel.

Sir! The Fuhrer's at the briefing!

The Colonel is changing, Major.

- You understand this can be difficult.
- Of course.

Plenty of time.

Get the car. But, sir...

I have everything I need. Get the car.

I can manage this.

Where are they going? It's too hot.

The briefing has been
moved to the conference hut.

Major, my injuries have
left me hard of hearing.

Would you place me as close
to the Fuhrer as possible?

- I'll see what I can do...
- ...against the Red Army.

Not only have they been
advancing from the east,

but they're coming down on the northern
and the southern fronts as well.

As you can see, my Fuhrer,

if the enemy continues at this rate,

the situation in the East
Prussian sector is critical.

Lack of supplies is continuing
to weaken our main units,

and reserves are severely depleted.

My Fuhrer, you remember
Colonel Stauffenberg?

As you are all aware,

in the past two days alone,

the 10th Army has given up Ancona,

the 14th Division has
been pushed out of Livorno.

Army Group Center has already
lost 28 of their 40 divisions.

That is a total of almost 350,000 men.

Since the Red Army first
attacked nearly a month ago,

our troops have already been
pushed back to the Polish border.

Conference hut.

This, compounded with the
loss of the 4th Army in Minsk,

- threatens the entire eastern perimeter.
- Yes, sir.

We must consider pulling men
from Army Group North Ukraine,

as well as the Romanian...

...and prevent further losses.

Unless we can quickly
dispatch new blocking divisions

at vital points along the German right,

Army Group will be swallowed...

Colonel. There's a telephone call for you. the enemy in less than a fortnight.

And we run the risk of losing all
the ground we have managed to gain

in the last three years. Our spearhead...

General Fellgiebel, sir.
He says it's urgent.

Yes, General, this is Stauffenberg.

...Russian air activity has proven

just as impregnable as their ground force.

Why? My Fuhrer...

In some areas they
outnumber us seven to one.

If we can afford to give ground
along the Italian front, I further...

One thing is certain,

the Red Army will continue
an aggressive push west,

even at the expense...

In order to rebuild at this...

...already southwest of Dunaburg

and closing on the Army
Group at Lake Peipus.

If they are not immediately
withdrawn, it will be a catastrophe.

Get in. Drive.

I have orders from the Fuhrer. Drive.

Drive! Drive!

As you were.

Get me the War Ministry.
General Olbricht. Olbricht!

The call is urgent!

General Olbricht's office.

I'm calling from the Wolf's Lair

with an urgent message
for General Olbricht.

Something terrible has
happened. The Fuhrer is...


Sever all communications.

Sir? Just do it!

Well, what did he say? I couldn't be sure.

Well, get him back on the line.

Sir, the bomb did go off.
That much was clear.

Fellgiebel's next step will
be to sever all communications.

12:47 PM

Sorry, Colonel. No one gets in or out.

We have an order from the Fuhrer.

We have to get to the airfield
immediately. Open the gate.

I'm very sorry, but my
orders are to keep the gate...

- I just gave you an order, Sergeant.
- Sir!

Sir. Excuse me.

Colonel Stauffenberg
for Field Marshal Keitel.

Colonel Stauffenberg was explicit.

We initiate Valkyrie regardless...

Only Fromm can initiate. You know that.

Then tell him Hitler's dead.
Or arrest him. But do it now.

Sir, you have to give the
order to initiate Valkyrie.

This is our only...

I'm not doing anything
until I hear from Fellgiebel.

Get him back on the phone now.

Every second we stand here
arguing is a second lost.

The risk is too great.

What about Stauffenberg?
What about his risk?

He did his part,
and now you're abandoning him.

Field Marshal, sir.
Stauffenberg here. A Sergeant...

Kolbe, sir.

What? Kolbe.

...Kolbe won't let me pass the main gate.

Yes, sir, I explained that.

Perhaps you can make him understand, sir.

Everything's fine now, sir. Thank you.

Open the gate!

At least put the Reserve Army on alert.

When Stauffenberg returns,

when he gives me confirmation that
Hitler is dead, then we'll proceed.

- And where are you going?
- The same place as you are. Lunch.

Another standby alert.

Send it through. But keep me informed.

Sir. Another standby order.

In ancient Greece, you would
have been killed for this.

Lucky for you we've evolved.

Assemble the men.

3:30 PM

Quiet, isn't it?

I'll see where our driver is.

This is von Haeften.
The Colonel and I are at the airfield.

There's no car. There's no one here.

You mean to tell me the
alert's only just gone out?

This is Stauffenberg.
Get me General Olbricht.

What's this?

Explain this!

Someone had to do something
while you were playing dead!

We don't know that Hitler is not alive.

This is about Germany,
for God's sake, not you!

General Olbricht's office.

Colonel Stauffenberg. For you, sir.

- This is Olbricht.
- It's been three hours, Olbricht.

What the hell have you been doing?

We've had no confirmation
that Hitler was dead.

Damn it! I saw the explosion
myself! We are committed.

Dear God. Now, where is Fromm?
Is he with us?

- Is he with us?
- No one has spoken to him yet.

You listen to me. Never mind
Germany. Never mind Europe.

Your life is at stake now.

And if you want to live through the
night, you'll do exactly as I say.

The second you hang up the phone,

initiate Valkyrie in Fromm's name.

Give him the choice to join us, or
place him under immediate arrest.

- Do you understand?
- Yes.

I'll be in Fromm's office in 15 minutes.
Be there when I arrive.

Call Beck and the others.
Tell them it's time.

Put me through to Communications.

This is General Olbricht,

calling on behalf of General Fromm,
commander of the Reserve Army.

The Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler, is dead.

A group of radicals in the SS

are attempting to seize
control of the government.

Initiate Operation Valkyrie.

You have your orders. Pass them along.

Battalion. Attention!

The Fuhrer...

Our Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler,

is dead.

Who told you the Fuhrer was dead?

General Fellgiebel. At the Wolf's Lair.

There's no use calling.
All communication lines are down.

- Yes. Get me the Wolf's Lair.
- One moment, sir.

Wolf's Lair. May I connect you?

Yes. General Fromm
for Field Marshal Keitel.


Keitel. Yes, I'm sorry
to disturb you, sir,

but I wonder if you could
tell me what's happening.

The most incredible rumors
are circulating in Berlin.

I don't know what you mean.

There's talk that the
Fuhrer has been assassinated.

Another failed attempt.

The Fuhrer was never in danger.

By the way, where's your man Stauffenberg?

Stauffenberg? He... On his way
back to Berlin, I would think.

Let me know when he arrives.
I'd like a word with him.

- The Fuhrer's fine.
- That is a lie. Adolf Hitler's dead.

Operation Valkyrie is in effect.

Only I can initiate Valkyrie.

You did.

This is treason.

Right now, the Reserve Army's
assuming control of Berlin.

Are you with us or not?

Do you realize what you've done?

- The Fuhrer is alive.
- I delivered the bomb myself.

I saw the blast. He is dead.

- Are you with us?
- I don't believe this is happening.

- This is some kind of a joke.
- Are you with us or not?

Colonel, if what you say is true,

you should shoot yourself immediately.

- The rest of you are under arrest.
- No, General. You are.

I don't know where you
think this is going.

Get me Operations.

This is Colonel Stauffenberg.

Seal off the War Ministry
per Operation Valkyrie.

No one gets in or out

without authorization from
General Olbricht's office.

General Beck. You're not
wearing your uniform, sir.

This should be seen as
a movement of the people.

- Colonel Stauffenberg? - Yes.

The chief has guaranteed the
full support of the Berlin Police.

You will have no interference
from my men. You have my word.

Thank you.

Colonel Stauffenberg, sir.
We are reporting for duty.

Thank you for coming.

Gentlemen, in three
hours I want confirmation

that the government quarter is ours

and SS Command has been
cleared of every living soul.

You all know what must be done.

By nightfall, I want to
know that Hitler's Germany

has seen its last sunrise.


Yes, sir. All replacements
have been authorized.

In fact, Field Marshal Witzleben

has been appointed Commander-in-Chief
of the Armed Forces.

That's exactly why he's been appointed.

If he was a member of the Party,
he'd be locked up as a suspect.

Yes, sir, I understand your concern,
but this is an emergency.

The commanding officer at
the 11th District, please.

I need a decision, Major.

Tell your men that acts of
vengeance will not be tolerated.

Why hasn't anyone occupied
the Tegel broadcasting station?

Can I speak to the commanding
officer in Hannover, please?

We represent a different
form of government.

I'd be careful who you said that to.

Loyalty to the Party
isn't what it used to be.

Yes, Paris. France.

Not since they murdered the Fuhrer.

And, Josef. Thank you.

You've made the right decision.

District 13 is ours.


By order of Field Marshal von Witzleben,

you are under arrest for
crimes against the state.

This is Stauffenberg.

I'm trying to connect
with Major-General Thadden.

No, I've already spoken to 413 Battalion.

You'll have no trouble
getting reinforcements.

The order explaining everything
will be in your hand shortly.

No, these are your orders. Excellent.

My wife is in Bamberg with my children.

Would you please try to
raise them on the phone?

- Yes, sir. - Thank you.

General Schwedler has
issued the Valkyrie orders

and has sealed off headquarters.

Good. Check on the radio
stations every 20 minutes

till we have confirmation they're ours.


Well, with all due respect, sir,

you can't believe everything you hear.

That is SS propaganda. He's dead.

Only the commander of the Home Army
is authorized to give orders.

General? Sir.

Hello, Christian? Our men
in the transport offices

have secured the railway
communications network,

but there are repeater stations...

Yes. I give you my word...
telephone and telegraph offices,

emergency broadcast outposts.
We need more men.

Thank you. Give my best to your family.

He's with us.

Mertz? Call Potsdam.

Tell them to place all available
units under our control.

You have your men.
Now get control of the radio.

We have control of the government quarter.

We don't have Berlin yet.

- What is it now, Sergeant?
- Arrest orders, sir.

One from Colonel Stauffenberg
in the War Ministry

to arrest Reich Minister Goebbels.

The other is from the Wolf's Lair,
to arrest Colonel Stauffenberg.

Send them both through.

Our job is not to interpret orders,

our job is to pass them along, regardless.

Yes, but... That will be all, Sergeant.

This is treason! You're all going
to pay for this! Do you hear me?

New arrest orders, sir.

For Stauffenberg and Goebbels.

Do we arrest them both?

I would hate to find out
I'm being taken advantage of.

- You really think it's a coup?
- Of that I am certain.

What I can't say is which side we're on.

Come with me.

District 4, Dresden and Leipzig.

District 12, Wiesbaden. District 9...

They've had no trouble
getting reinforcements,

and I rely on you seeing
that this gets done.

I've just spoken to Colonel Linstow.

They've arrested 1,
SS and Gestapo officials in Paris.

Not a single shot fired.

Early reports from Vienna are good.

I'm waiting on word from Prague.


I'm ready to be connected.

- Minister Goebbels?
- What can I do for you, Major?

My battalion has an order to
blockade the government quarter

and place you under arrest.

Are you a dedicated
National Socialist, Major?

Yes, sir.

Major Remer here. Hello?

Do you recognize my voice?

- Yes, my Fuhrer.
- Then listen to me very carefully.

I want these traitors taken alive.

Yes, my Fuhrer.

You heard what he said. The Fuhrer
wants the traitors taken alive.

Yes, sir.

It's a coup, all right. We can't
afford to remain neutral any longer.

You have to make a decision.

When it's over, we better
wind up on the right side.

Very well.

Send through all communications
from the Wolf's Lair.

Stop all communications from Stauffenberg.

Release these men!

But they're part of the coup.

I've just been on the
phone with Hitler himself.

We are the coup, you idiot.
We've been duped.

We've lost contact with District 11.

The switchboard is overloaded.
Give it 10 minutes and try again.

Give me General Bieler, District 11.

We still need...

- I don't want to leave any section...
- Keep trying.

Out of my way. Where is General Fromm?

General Fromm is no longer in command.

I am.

Beck? What are you doing here?
What is going on?

The Fuhrer is dead.
The SS are staging a coup.

We've initiated Operation
Valkyrie to crush the uprising

and save Hitler's Germany.

You will present the order to your troops.

I will do no such thing until
I speak to General Fromm.

You will follow your orders,
or you are under arrest.

This is treason. I will take no part.
The Fuhrer is not dead.

- The Fuhrer is not dead!
- Stop him!

The Fuhrer is not dead!
The Fuhrer is not dead!

I have sworn an oath! This is treason!

You all swore an oath!
Listen to what I have to say.

You are all making a terrible mistake!

The Fuhrer is not dead!

The Fuhrer is not dead!

Please try my wife again.

Bamberg, please.

Take your hands off me!


Over 215 enemy tanks have been annihilated

in the past week alone.

The air force, engaged
in low-flying offensives

on enemy concentrations...
- Lieutenant.

I can't get through to General Gerlach.

Send a runner down to his office.
Bring him here.

Yes, thank you.

Yes, this is Stauffenberg.

I was speaking to the General
about five minutes ago.

He told me he'd return my call.
I've yet to hear from him.

I trust everything in your
district is under control?

Hans, I need your answer.
There's no more time for indecision.

And the General knows I'm waiting?

I'm ordering you to put him
on the phone immediately.

The army gave their oath to a liar, Hans.

- Hello?
- One who's broken his own oath...

- Hello?
- to the people a hundred times over.

Hans, listen to me...

This operation has been
terminated! Stand down!

Today, an attempt was
made on the Fuhrer's life.

The Fuhrer himself
suffered no major injuries

beyond light burns and bruises.

He resumed his work immediately.

Those seriously wounded
include General Schmundt,

General Brandt and staff assistant Berger.

Lighter injuries were
sustained by General Jodl

and Generals Korten, Buhle,
Bodenschatz, Heusinger...

Send the following orders to
all Reserve Army commanders.

"Broadcast incorrect. Fuhrer is dead.

"Operation Valkyrie still in effect."

...and, as scheduled, received
Mussolini for an afternoon briefing.

Long live our Fuhrer, Adolf Hitler,

whom the almighty God has
so visibly blessed today.

I saw the blast.

I saw the blast.

Today an attempt was
made on the Fuhrer's life.

The Fuhrer himself
suffered no major injuries

beyond light burns and bruises.

- I'm sorry.
- He resumed his work immediately.

Those seriously wounded
include General Schmundt,

Colonel Brandt and staff assistant Berger.

Lighter injuries were
sustained by General Jodl

and Generals Korten, Buhle,
Bodenschatz, Heusinger...

Shortly after the attempt on his life,

the Fuhrer was joined
by Reichsmarschall Goring

and, as scheduled, received
Mussolini for an afternoon briefing.

Stay tuned for the Fuhrer's
address to the German people.

My family?

Our lines have been cut.

- I'm sorry. - Go.

It's all right. Go.

General. Sir. We have
to get you out of here.

Get him out of here.

- Stop!
- Stand down!

- I said stop!
- I said stand down!

Hold your fire!

Colonel Stauffenberg?

By orders of the Fuhrer,
you're under arrest.

If you have any last messages
to your wives and children,

I will hear them now.

Very well.

A court-martial convened by
me in the Fuhrer's absence

will pronounce sentence.
Beck, you're under arrest.

Colonel Mertz von Quirnheim,

General Olbricht, Lieutenant Haeften,

and the Colonel whose
name I will not mention,

are condemned to death.

General. My orders are
to take these men alive.

Noted, Major.

I'd like a pistol, please.

For personal reasons.

Get on with it.

With all respect...
That will be all, Major.

Killing us won't hide your involvement.

My involvement? I don't know
what you're talking about.

- You knew and did nothing.
- You're as guilty as any of us.

- Spare me, Lieutenant.
- No one will be spared.

I'm thinking of earlier times.

This is an outrage that has never
before been perpetrated here!

A field marshal and a general declare
that they could do things better

than he who is the Fuhrer of us all!

- You confess to having said this?
- Yes.

My fellow Germans. I speak to
you tonight for two reasons.

First, so that you can hear my
voice and know that I am unhurt.

Second, so that you may
know the details of a crime

without parallel in German history.

A small clique of ambitious,
dishonorable officers

have conspired to eliminate me.

Except for a few bruises and burns,
I was completely untouched.

I see in this the hand of Providence,

directing me to complete my work.

Look them in the eye.

They'll remember you.


Make ready.

Well, we have to show the world
that not all of us were like him.

Safe! Stand!




The people know we put our
principles above personal gain.

Make ready!


Safe! Stand!

You may hand us over to the executioner,

but in three months' time,

the disgusted and harried
people will bring you to book

and drag you alive through
the dirt in the streets.

Take him away.

Make ready.


Long live sacred Germany! Fire!


Special thanks to SergeiK.