Carl Herman, Contributing Writer
Valkyrie opens with the Nazi soldier’s loyalty oath; identical in effect to the 2003-altered US Army Soldier’s Creed: “I will always place the mission first” (as dictated by the leader/fuehrer). The historical hero, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, writes in his diary that Germany has been lied to by their political leadership, that their creed for peace was a lie to cover offensive wars, that their honorable military engaged in torture and unlawful execution of civilians, and that he could not find the military leadership to confront and end these crimes.
Valkryrie is not intended as an historical film, but a modern communication to its English-speaking audience in encouragement for their lawful action to end the US and British Wars of Aggression in the Middle East.
In historical perspective, we know Colonel von Stauffenberg was correct, and wish that more military officers had joined to end their fascist war of empire.
The first four minutes of the film’s opening