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World War II Resistance: Operation Foxley

Operation Foxley was a 1944 plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler on his daily walk to the Mooslanerkopf teahouse near his mountain retreat home, the Berghof.  The plan, developed by the British Special Operations Executive (SOE), was never completed. 

Following the capture and interrogation of one of Hitler's former personal guards at the battle of Normandy, it was learned that Hitler enjoyed taking a 20-minute private walk at approximately 10a.m. every morning while staying at the Berghof.  When Hitler was there, a Nazi flag would always be visible from a cafe in town.  Officials with the SOE deduced that the best plan was to assassinate Hitler via sniper fire while on his morning walk to the teahouse, as he would be walking alone near a wooded area and out of the line of sight of his guards and other officials.  A local anti-Nazi shopkeeper was to help the SOE troops as an inside man.  A sniper was recruited, briefed on the mission and trained, but the mission was never approved due to continuing debate as to whether it was in fact a good idea to kill Hitler.  Below, you can find links to the original Operation Foxley plans.  

Overview of Operation Foxley
Timing of the Operation
Hitler's Scheduled Walk to the Teahouse
Approach, Weapons, and Disguise
Backup Plan

Sources: Britain’s Plan to Kill Hitler By Having a Sniper Shoot Him During His Daily Walk To The Tea House, War History Online (January 6, 2016); 
UK National Archives
Operation Foxley, Wikipedia.