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The truth about Rudolf Hess / James Douglas-Hamilton.

Douglas-Hamilton, James, 1942- (author.). Nesbit, Roy Conyers. (Writer of introduction).

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library 940.5312 Douglas-H James (Text) 22960001279214 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781473876163
  • ISBN: 1473876168
  • Physical Description: xxxxvii, 309 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: [New, expanded edition].
  • Publisher: Barnsley, S. Yorkshire : Frontline Books, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published as Motive for a mission by Macmillan in 1971."-- title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-303) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Part I. The work of Albrecht Haushofer. Early days -- Under Hess's protection: 1933 -- Personal adviser: 1934 -- Missions for Hitler and Ribbentropp: 1936-7 -- The Olympic Games, the Luftwaffe and the British: 1936-8 -- Munich and decline: 1938 -- A message of despair: July 1939 -- Part II. The Hess-Haushofer peace feelers. Hess's decline and Hitler's peace offers -- A tutorial for Hess: 8 September 1940 -- The peace feeler: 23 September 1940 -- The British Secret Service -- The leap into the dark: 10 May 1941 -- Hess, Hamilton and Churchill: 11 May 1941 -- Hess's peace terms: 12-15 May 1941 -- The silence of the British government: 1941 -- A prisoner of war and Russian suspicions -- Part III. The fate of Albrecht Haushofer. Turmoil at the dictator's court: 11 May 1941 -- Hitler and Albrecht Haushofer: 12 May 1941 -- The peace memorandum: November 1941 -- Himmler's treachery and the July Plot: 1943-4 -- Haunted by the Gestapo: Moabit Prison 1944-5 -- The end: 1.05 a.m. 23 April 1945 -- Epilogue -- Afterword -- Appendix I: The Sonnets of Moabit by Albrecht Haushofer -- Appendix II: Further release of classified material.
Summary, etc.:
Rudolph Hess’ flight to Britain in May 1941 stands out as one of the most intriguing and bizarre episodes of the Second World War. In The Truth About Rudolph Hess, Lord James Douglas-Hamilton explores many of the myths which still surround the affair. He traces the developments which persuaded Hess to undertake the flight without Hitler’s knowledge and shows why he chose to approach the Duke of Hamilton. In the process he throws light on the importance of Albrect Haushofer, one-time envoy to Hitler and Ribbentrop and personal advisor to Hess, who was eventually executed by the SS for his involvement in the German Resistance movement. -- book jacket [2]
Subject: Hess, Rudolf, 1894-1987.
Haushofer, Albrecht, 1903-1945.
Haushofer, Albrecht, 1903-1945.
Hess, Rudolf, 1894-1987.
Germany > History > 1933-1945.
Germany > Politics and government > 1933-1945.
National socialism.
HISTORY / Europe / Germany.

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