The Real Turning Point of the Second World War - A Secret History
Paperback 464pp Illustrated
9781848316614   Product Code: 19832
In May 1941, Deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess flew himself to Scotland, apparently on his own initiative, to open peace negotiations with the British. He was swiftly arrested and prior knowledge of his mission was denied by all sides. Peter Padfield's analysis sheds new light on the mystery, arguing that there is good reason to believe that Hess had both the backing of Hitler and encouragement from Britain, and that he even carried with him a draft peace treaty.