Top Ten Failed Assassination Attempts(With Pictures)

2. Adolf Hitler

One of the most infamous men in history, German dictator Adolf Hitler, himself was subjected to numerous assassination attempts, 42 to be precise. The most famous among them must be the Operation Valkyrie which became the plot of a Tom Cruise film. As part of the plan, a briefcase filled with explosives was placed next to Hitler in a meeting. It was unknowingly replaced by General Heinz Brandt, who himself was killed in the explosion. Hitler escaped with a minor injury to his ear. The man eventually had to take his own life to escape the humiliation in the hands of the allied powers.

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