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The flight of Rudolf Hess : myths and reality
Nesbit, Roy Conyers.
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Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire : Sutton Publishing, [1999]

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xii, 172 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Central Library DD247.H37 N47 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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On 10th May 1941, Rudolf Hess - deputy Fuehrer of the Third Reich - embarked on his 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?

Author Notes

Roy Conyers Nesbit is the author of more than sixteen 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, for Sutton Publishing.
Georges Van Acker is a Belgian air historian, specialising in the Luftwaffe, who has spent five years researching the Hess story.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. v
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
1 Student, Soldier and Aviatorp. 1
2 Politician and Aviatorp. 13
3 Preparations for the Flightp. 28
4 The Flightp. 45
5 The Next Ten Daysp. 58
6 Hess's Messerschmittp. 72
7 Prisoner for Lifep. 82
8 Some of the Mythsp. 104
Notesp. 149
Appendicesp. 149
Bibliographyp. 165
Indexp. 175

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