Nazi Nr. 2 goes mad and flys to Scotland

Rudolf Hess had been a loyal follower of Hitler since the 1920s. In 1941 he was supposedly number 2 after Hitler. In 1941, World War 2 was in full swing and the Royal Airforce had their hands full with constant German attacks.

For some reason Rudolf Hess (a pretty decent pilot himself) decided to fly to Glasgow, Scotland and tried to negotiate an armistice with Great Britain’s premier Winston Churchill. Some recent evidence suggests that Hitler actually sent Hess on this mission, but the more commonly accepted historical opinion is still that Hess simply went crazy. Hess was arrested and eventually died in 1987 in a German prison.



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Information sources:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/historian-uncovers-new-account-document-suggests-hitler-knew-of-hess-british-flight-plans-a-765607.htm

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Bundesarchiv, Bild 146II-849 / CC-BY-SA 3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons

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