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Valkyrie

By Simon Lincoln | 02 Dec 2021

Valkyrie

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Valkyrie

 

The word Valkyrie has been used for many things since its original meaning during Norse mythology. Valkyrie, also spelled Walkyrie, Old Norse Valkyrja (“Chooser of the Slain”), in Norse mythology, are a group of maidens who served the god Odin and were sent by him to the battlefields to choose the slain who were worthy of a place in Valhalla. These foreboders of war rode to the battlefield on horses, wearing helmets and shields.

Operation Valkyrie or the ‘July Plot’, was an abortive attempt on July 20, 1944, by German military leaders to assassinate Adolf Hitler, seize control of the government, and seek more favourable peace terms from the Allies.

Valkyrie is a 2008 thriller and is set in Nazi Germany during World War II and depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and to use the Operation Valkyrie national emergency plan to take control of the country. The film stars Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, one of the key plotters. 

Aston Martin Valkyrie is an incredibly special car with only 150 road cars made. Valkyrie is Aston Martin’s first ever hypercar and it definitely turns heads!

The Valkyrie is Wagner’s epic opera, where the earth is plunged into conflict by scheming Gods in their search for power. Set against the rich landscape of Norse mythology, a man pursued and a woman in love create a devastating dispute between father and daughter.

Last but not least is Valkyrie, the specialised security consultancy – in other words – us!  As trusted as the Norse maidens, as dedicated as the key conspirators in the July Plot, as elitist as the 2008 film, as prestigious as Aston Martin and as renowned as Wagner’s opera – we at Valkyrie are here to assist you with all your security requirements.

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