International: The Road to Avranches

The Allies had made the Normandy invasion successful. A Wehrmacht plot to kill Adolf Hitler had failed. Field Marshal General GÜnther von Kluge, one of the plotters, knew that he was finished and suspected that Germany was, too.

One day last August he suddenly left his headquarters on the Western Front, which he had just taken over from Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt. With some of his staff, Kluge drove to a spot on a lonely road near Avranches in northwestern France. There he waited, hour after hour, for a party of U.S. Third Army officers with whom he had secretly arranged...

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