Hess, Rudolf

When Rudolf Hess, the Führer’s Deputy, flew to England in May 1941 to negotiate a separate peace between England and Germany, was he a messenger of peace or a deluded dreamer living outside of reality?

Rudolf Hess: Wronged Prisoner of Peace

Rudolf Hess was one of the most popular National Socialist leaders. Albrecht Haushofer wrote in 1934 about Hess: “There is a strange charm in his personality; whenever he is there, a friendly veil falls over all the grey and black of the present.” Joseph Goebbels wrote about Hess in his diary: “Hess—the most decent person, quiet, friendly, reserved”. Hess is also famous for his flight to Great Britain on May 10, 1941 to attempt to negotiate peace with the British. This article discusses Hess’s motives for this dangerous flight, the injustice against Hess at the Nuremberg Trial, and whether Hess committed suicide or was murdered in Spandau Prison.

Memorabilia: David Irving Discusses Rudolf Hess on November 2013 (2hrs Video)

David Irving Discusses Rudolf Hess 2013. In this (2 hour 41 minutes) video, David Irving, the superb author of many books on WW2 and brilliant researcher talks about Rudolf Hess. In 1941, Rudolf Hess flew to Britain in a desperate attempt to stop the insane war between Germany and the British Empire. After a long flight…

No Peace for Rudolf Hess

In July news circled the globe that the body of Rudolf Hess, the one-time deputy to Adolf Hitler, was exhumed from a family funeral plot. His bones were cremated and scattered at an undisclosed location at sea. Karl-Willi Beck, the mayor of the Bavarian town of Wunsiedel where Hess was buried, justified the action by…

A Veteran’s Plea for Peace

Even many people who consider themselves well-informed about the history of the Third Reich and the Second World War are ignorant of the numerous offers of peace made by Hitler and his government in the years before the outbreak of war, particularly during the 1934-1937 period. His first speech on foreign policy after taking office…

The Legacy of Rudolf Hess

On the evening of May 10, 1941, the Deputy Führer of the Third Reich set out on a secret mission that was to be his last and most important. Under cover of darkness, Rudolf Hess took off in an unarmed Messerschmidt 110 fighter-bomber from an Augsburg airfield and headed across the North Sea toward Britain….

Failure at Nuremberg / Rudolf Hess

Failure at Nuremberg: An Analysis of the Trial, Evidence and Verdict, Institute for Historical Review (pb reprint) 42pp, $2.50, ISBN 0-939484-04-8. Rudolf Hess: Prisoner of Peace, by Ilse Hess and Rudolf Hess, translated from the German by Meyrick Booth, Ph.D. and edited by George Pile with a Foreword by Air-Commodore G.S. Oddie, D.F.C., A.F.C. (Royal…

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