Had the July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler succeeded, Ulrich von Hassell would have become Germany's foreign minister, negotiating peace with the Allies. Instead, he and his fellow conspirators were executed. Hassell's diaries, described by his wife as his 'bequest and mission', were first published in English in 1947. This edition comprises the first complete English translation of the diaries, together with Friedrich Freiherr von Gaertringen's extensive notes (1988), and a new introduction by Richard Overy. Translations by Geoffrey Brooks.