Rudolf Hess: The Uninvited Envoy

Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s Deputy Führer, Leader of the Nazi Party, flew alone in an unarmed aeroplane, through a night of fire and ruin, on the most dangerous flight of his life. This is an amazing true story of his secret peace mission in 1941, with plans to end the war but on Germany’s terms. Leasor tells how Hess flew his Messerschmitt to Scotland, parachuting to safety seconds before his plane crashed. A dramatic reconstruction of Hess’ landing, his capture, his desire for an audience with the Duke of Hamilton and his interrogation are recounted here, concluding with the Nuremberg Trials of 1946 when he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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