Had it not been for a 13 minutes change in schedule, this man would have changed the course of history.
Georg Elser was a carpenter, musician and something of a ladies man from a small town in rural Germany. He was also a self-taught bomb maker who meticulously planned and carried out an elaborate assassination attempt on 8 November 1939 at the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich.
The time bomb Elser had designed, made and placed near a speaking platform detonated as planned, killing eight people and injuring over sixty two others. However, it missed the target who had left the venue 13 minutes earlier than the scheduled departure time.