I was talking to a colleague today and the conversation turned to the intended Wehrmacht coup of 1938. Apparently, just before the Munich Agreement, the Wehrmacht were intending to overthrow Hitler, form a short-term military government and denazify the country before reinstating democracy. The British had been asked to stand firm in Munich long enough to make Hitler's order to march into Czechoslovakia illegal. That's all it would have taken for them to try. Indeed, they were loading the guns to storm the Reichstag when the news came through of 'Peace in Our Time'. But what if that news hadn't come through? What if the Wehrmacht had seized power and 'accidentally' shot Hitler in the process to avoid him having to stand trial? What would have happened then? How would the 1940s have panned out without a Nazi Germany? How different would Germany look today?