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On 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 not only dispels many of the extraordinary conspiracy theories, but also uncovers some intriguing new facts.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750947572
ISBN-10: 0750947578
Format: Paperback
(126mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 15-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roy Conyers Nesbit

Roy 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.

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