Cruise, 46, has also had threats from people angered by his role as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
The daughter of Nayef and the Shareef Dancer mare La Felicita was bred by the Count and Countess von Stauffenberg
at their Gestut Schlossgut Itlingen in northwest Germany.
Many critics predicted his role as Prussian Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg
would send his faltering career into a tailspin.
Cruise plays proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
- a loyal officer who loves and serves his country, all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed.
tried to kill Hitler with a briefcase bomb July 20, 1944, during a meeting at his headquarters in what was then East Prussia.
tried to kill Hitler with a briefcase bomb on July 20, 1944, during a meeting at his headquarters in what was then East Prussia.
1944: An assassination attempt on Hitler was made by a German staff officer, Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg
, at Rastenberg, East Prussia.
1944: An assassination attempt on Hitler was made by German staff officer Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg
. He was summarily executed.
As the tide of the Second World War turns in favour of the Allies, a group of senior German officers recruits war hero Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
to spearhead an attempt on the Fuehrer's life.
JUST AFTER MIDDAY on a hot day in late July 1944, Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler by placing a briefcase filled with explosives under a large wooden table where Hitler was sitting with other Nazi officials.
He also said that Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
and his co-conspirators were true role models, particularly when it comes to "the battle against injustice and for human dignity."
After being wounded during the Second World War, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg
(Tom Cruise) heads back to Germany and joins the Resistance in their daring plan to assassinate Adolf Hitler.