The Flight of Rudolf Hess: Myths and Reality

The Flight of Rudolf Hess: Myths and Reality

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On 10 May 1941, Rudolf Hess - Deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich - embarked on his astonishing flight from Augsburg to Scotland.

At dusk the same day, he parachuted on to a Scottish moor and was taken into custody. His arrival provoked widespread curiosity and speculation, which has continued to this day. Why did Hess fly to Scotland? Had Hitler authorized him to attempt to negotiate peace? Was British intelligence involved? What was his state of mind at the time?

Drawing on a variety of reliable archive and eyewitness sources in Britain, Germany and the USA, authors Roy Conyers Nesbit and Georges van Acker have written what must be the most objective assessment of the Hess story yet to be published.

Their compelling narrative not only dispels many of the extraordinary conspiracy theories but also uncovers some intriguing new facts.