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 ↠ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Night Flight to Dungavel: Rudolf Hess, Winston Churchill, and the Real Turning Point of WWII 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 Hesss death in Spandau prison, Night Flight to Dungavel is among the most important and gripping stories of World War Two.. Though Hess had been one of Hitlers closest confidantes he was immediately denounced as a traitor in Berlin. The other six were all released, but Hess lingered there alone un

Night Flight to Dungavel: Rudolf Hess, Winston Churchill, and the Real Turning Point of WWII

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Rating : 4.69 (692 Votes)
Asin : 1611685311
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 468 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-06-17
Language : English

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dogskay said Five Stars. very interesting. “Life Imitates Art Far More Than Art Imitates Life” – Oscar Wilde. 3.5 of 5 stars –(I'm excited to have won this as a Goodreads First Read – so thanks!)With a political/spy story like this, who needs fictional thrillers? Especially since Peter Padfield presented convincing evidence which involved high-level people and conflicted with “official” explanations of events. (To explain, this review will be a little longer than my typical.)So why, you might ask, did it take “Life Imitates Art Far More Than Art Imitates Life” – Oscar Wilde. Tex Reader 3.5 of 5 stars –(I'm excited to have won this as a Goodreads First Read – so thanks!)With a political/spy story like this, who needs fictional thrillers? Especially since Peter Padfield presented convincing evidence which involved high-level people and conflicted with “official” explanations of events. (To explain, this review will be a little longer than my typical.)So why, you might ask, did it take 468 pages (actually 362 pages of story) to recount a single flight on May 10, 1941? Partly because the book was more about its subtitle – Hess, Churchill and the real turning point of the war – and . 68 pages (actually 362 pages of story) to recount a single flight on May 10, 19“Life Imitates Art Far More Than Art Imitates Life” – Oscar Wilde. Tex Reader 3.5 of 5 stars –(I'm excited to have won this as a Goodreads First Read – so thanks!)With a political/spy story like this, who needs fictional thrillers? Especially since Peter Padfield presented convincing evidence which involved high-level people and conflicted with “official” explanations of events. (To explain, this review will be a little longer than my typical.)So why, you might ask, did it take 468 pages (actually 362 pages of story) to recount a single flight on May 10, 1941? Partly because the book was more about its subtitle – Hess, Churchill and the real turning point of the war – and . 1? Partly because the book was more about its subtitle – Hess, Churchill and the real turning point of the war – and . Quentin R. Stewart, Jr. said Why Hess Flew. The flight of Rudolf Hess in 19Why Hess Flew Quentin R. Stewart, Jr. The flight of Rudolf Hess in 1941 to Scotland is an event that anyone who reads about World War II is aware of but that is about it. The history books then goes on to cover Operation Barbarossa and the remainder of the war without further mention of Hess until the Nuremberg War Crime Trials at the end of the war. This is quite a gap in life of a very close associate of Hitler and the number three person in the Reich government. Why did he make his flight to Scotland and why are so many documents still being kept secret that would clear up some of the confusion around Rudolf Hess?Peter Padfield tries to shed some light on the questi. 1 to Scotland is an event that anyone who reads about World War II is aware of but that is about it. The history books then goes on to cover Operation Barbarossa and the remainder of the war without further mention of Hess until the Nuremberg War Crime Trials at the end of the war. This is quite a gap in life of a very close associate of Hitler and the number three person in the Reich government. Why did he make his flight to Scotland and why are so many documents still being kept secret that would clear up some of the confusion around Rudolf Hess?Peter Padfield tries to shed some light on the questi

"This grippingly readable book gives the fullest and most convincing exposition of one of the 20th century's strangest stories."-London Sunday Telegraph

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 Two.. Though Hess had been one of Hitler's closest confidantes he was immediately denounced as a traitor in Berlin. The other six were all released, but Hess lingered there alone until his death in 1987, possibly by suicide, possibly not. 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. The documents he had brought with him were confiscated and have not been made public to this day. Imprisoned in England, he w

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