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Title:
Hess : the Führer's disciple
Author:
Padfield, Peter, 1932-
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Publication Information:
London : Cassell, 2001.

©1991
Physical Description:
xxix, 402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1991.

New introduction copyrighted 2001.
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/ste022/2001430958.html
ISBN:
9780304358434
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The flight of Rudolf Hess, the deputy leader of the Nazi Party, to Scotland in May 1941 remains one of the great unresolved mysteries of the Second World War. Did he come on Hitler's commission--or, as he always maintained, without the Fuhrer's knowledge? Was the man who parachuted out of the Messerschmitt Bf 100 really Hess...or a double? What was his purpose, why was he incarcerated for life in Berlin's Spandau Prison, and was he (as his son alleged) murdered to prevent his revealing an explosive secret? The biographer of Himmler and Donitz navigates these still swirling controversies with confidence, profiling the man, the milieu, and the uppermost echelons of the Nazi hierarchy. The conclusion: Hess was indeed sacrificed...but he was a most willing victim.


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