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The Resource Night flight to Dungavel : Rudolf Hess, Winston Churchill, and the real turning point of WWII, Peter Padfield

Night flight to Dungavel : Rudolf Hess, Winston Churchill, and the real turning point of WWII, Peter Padfield

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Night flight to Dungavel : Rudolf Hess, Winston Churchill, and the real turning point of WWII
Title
Night flight to Dungavel
Title remainder
Rudolf Hess, Winston Churchill, and the real turning point of WWII
Statement of responsibility
Peter Padfield
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Language
eng
Summary
Until now there has been no satisfactory answer to the question of why, in May of 1941, Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess flew a German fighter plane across the channel to Scotland, crashing at night in a muddy field near Dungavel House. Though Hess had been one of Hitler's closest confidantes he was immediately denounced as a traitor in Berlin. Imprisoned in England, he was questioned by British MI6 and Churchill himself. The documents he had brought with him were confiscated and have not been made public to this day. Hess was tried at Nuremberg at the war's end and imprisoned at Spandau in Berlin, one of only seven former Nazis held there. The other six were all released, but Hess lingered there alone until his death in 1987, possibly by suicide, possibly not. The official report on Hess has always been that he acted alone, but many historians question this conclusion. In Night Flight to Dungavel, award winning historian Peter Padfield presents striking new evidence that spurs a wholesale reappraisal of the mystery: what actually happened, what role was played by Churchill and British intelligence, and what has been this episode's significance as a real turning point of the war. Expertly woven into a compelling narrative that touches on Nazi sympathizers among the British aristocracy, possible British foreknowledge of the "final solution", and the mysterious circumstances of Hess's death in Spandau prison, Night Flight to Dungavel is among the most important and gripping stories of World War II
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YDXCP
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Padfield, Peter
Dewey number
943.0860924
Index
no index present
LC call number
DD247.H37
LC item number
P33 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Hess, Rudolf
Label
Night flight to Dungavel : Rudolf Hess, Winston Churchill, and the real turning point of WWII, Peter Padfield
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Death in the summer house -- The big question -- Hess -- The Jewish question -- Struggle for peace -- Churchill - and the Jews -- Clandestine approaches -- Deception operations -- Two-front war -- Take-off! -- Reactions -- Conflicting statements -- Negotiations? The story leaks -- The 'final solution' -- The real story? -- Spandau -- Final audit -- The answer?
Control code
863078146
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First ForeEdge edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 428 pages
Isbn
9781611685312
Lccn
2013955086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)863078146
Label
Night flight to Dungavel : Rudolf Hess, Winston Churchill, and the real turning point of WWII, Peter Padfield
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Death in the summer house -- The big question -- Hess -- The Jewish question -- Struggle for peace -- Churchill - and the Jews -- Clandestine approaches -- Deception operations -- Two-front war -- Take-off! -- Reactions -- Conflicting statements -- Negotiations? The story leaks -- The 'final solution' -- The real story? -- Spandau -- Final audit -- The answer?
Control code
863078146
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First ForeEdge edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 428 pages
Isbn
9781611685312
Lccn
2013955086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)863078146

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