MYS249: During WWII, Rudolph Hess, a close aide to Hitler, made a secret flight to Scotland, where he was imprisoned. Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli discuss who Hess was, why he crossed enemy lines, and the allegations of conspiracies involving British and Nazi leaders.
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Links for this episode:
- Richard J. Evans’s book The Hitler Conspiracies
- Lord James Douglas-Hamilton’s book The Truth About Rudolf Hess
- Nesbit and van Acker’s book The Flight of Rudolf Hess: Myths and Realities
- Norman Goda’s book Tales from Spandau: Nazi Criminals and the Cold War
- Eric Kurlander’s book Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich
- Albert Speer’s book Inside the Third Reich
- Wolf Hess’s essay The Life and Death of My Father, Rudolf Hess
- British Foreign Office statement on Hess
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