While the New Dealers were meeting political Armageddon in Chicago, the policy of unconditional surrender was producing another kind of ultimate confrontation in Germany. On July 20, 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg flew to the Wolfschanze (Wolf's Lair), Adolf Hitler's headquarters in eastern Germany, near Rastenburg, to confer with the Führer about the readiness of Germany's Home Army. In his briefcase the colonel carried two extremely powerful bombs supplied by the Abwehr. Giving up on making a deal with Roosevelt or Churchill, the Front of Decent People had decided to remove Hitler unilaterally.
"The assassination must be attempted, at any cost," said General Henning von Tresckow, sponsor of three previous failed plots to kill the Führer. "Even should that fail, the attempt to seize