1st ed., 1948. 365 pp., 1 photo-plate. D.j., 21 x 15cm. Edges of d.j., chipped in places o/w V.G. Ulrich von Hassell was one of the foremost leaders of the movement inside Germany to overthrow Hitler. In 1937 Hassell’s opposition to the Nazi regime cost him his post as Ambassador to Rome but he continued to work for Hitler’s overthrow in all parts of Europe, concealing his activities under the guise of travelling as a lecturer on economic subjects. In 1944 it cost him his life. Within the pages of the diaries he kept from 1938 until half-way through 1944 is told the full and astounding story of the men who were determined, whatever the cost, to try and save Germany from the Nazi gang. All the details of the plot to get rid of the Nazis are recorded in these historically important diaries.