On May 10, 1941, a Scottish farmer spotted a parachutist floating down to a farm near Glasgow. He ran out to find a burning twin-engine Messerschmitt Bf 110 bomber and an injured officer in a German captain’s uniform. The officer” was none other than Rudolf Hess, Deputy Führer and right-hand man of Adolf Hitler. It soon emerged that Hess wanted to negotiate a peace deal between Britain and Germany. He was held as a prisoner of war for 4 years, convicted of conspiracy and crimes against peace at the Nuremberg Trials, and sentenced to life imprisonment. There have been many colorful conspiracy theories about this episode in history, and now Flight from Reality separates fact from fiction.
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The definitive account of a bizarre and mysterious chapter in the history of the Second World War.
May 10, 1941. A Scottish ploughman spotted a parachutist floating to the ground on a field just a dozen miles south of Glasgow. He ran out to find a burning twin-engine Messerschmitt bomber and an injured officer in the uniform of a German Air Force Captain. The aviator asked to be taken to see the Duke of Hamilton for whom, he claimed, he was carrying an important message. The man was none other than Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer and right-hand man of Adolf Hitler. Hess had not come as Hitler?s emissary but was acting alone in seeking to negotiate a peace deal between Britain and Germany. Held as a prisoner of war and convicted as a war criminal at Nuremberg. Hess spent the rest of his life in a high-security prison in Berlin-Spandau where he committed suicide in 1987, aged 93.
David Stafford is the author of several books on the history of intelligence, including Roosevelt and Churchill: Men of Secrets.
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