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- DescriptionOn 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 t only dispels many of the extraordinary conspiracy theories, but also uncovers some intriguing new facts.
- Author BiographyRoy Conyers Nesbit has written more than 16 books on aspects of aviation history, including three volumes of The RAF in Camera, Eyes of the RAF, Coastal Command in Action 1939-1945 and RAF: An Illustrated History from 1918. Georges Van Acker is a Belgian historian who has spent five years researching the Hess story.
- Author(s)Georges van Acker,Roy Conyers Nesbit
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication15/05/2007
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSutton Publishing Ltd
- Content Note12 black and white illustrations
- Weight227 g
- Width150 mm
- Height126 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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