„I would like to show the German people a film with the title "Germany at the end of the war". Then perhaps people would be alarmed and would realize where we are heading. People would agree with me that the superior warlord (Hitler) must disappear. But since we cannot show this movie people will create the legend of the "stab in the back" whenever we will act against Hitler.“

—  Henning von Tresckow, December 1941. Bodo Scheurig, Henning von Tresckow, <i>ein Preusse gegen Hitler</i>, p. 135-6.
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