In the gray dawn of overcast Britain a German Flugzeug plane Messerschmitt was out of control as its pilot had bailed out over Scotland. It was 1941 and Britain was at war alone with Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler. The pilot had hit the ground hard and his shoot was now a problem as he had broken an ankle landing awkwardly on the rocky ground. This pilot was Hitlers number 3 in command his name Rudolf Hess. just why he had flown the English Channel alone to be in Scotland only someone on the ground knew the real reason. The Duke of Hammond lived nearby and in fact Hess was headed for him.
Many top men in Europe and Britain thought it possible to stop the war and Hess had the plan to do just that. Hammond may well have said as much to friends just weeks before hand over drinks in his London club. The wall have ears, as the many advert sheets,on walls suggested .
Hess close to Hitler
Hitler did not want to fight Britain he was always careful not to bring in a world Empire against him. He wanted Britain to turn a blind eye as he took over Europe and he would leave Britain out of it. Then he did not know the English ways as Europe was our friend in trade and so no way would they not fight to stop Hitler in his tracks. Alone this was hard work to try but we went in head first while America watched as they had done during the first world war. Having promised not to drag America into any war that did not affect them was now holding President Trueman back and his America clearly unable to help us.
Hess was captured and detained and he knew his plot had failed so he said nothing. He really wanted to impress Hitler whom for almost a year had ignored him. If he could convince Hammond and peers that he could stop the war if Britain who agree not to try to stop him taking over Europe then all would be well and Hitler would praise him for his boldness. It is likely that Hitler did not know Hess had done this until next day at breakfast he was so informed. He let out a roar of a wild injured lion we are told on hearing what his number 3 was up to. He issued a statement that Hess was mad to stop anything bouncing back to him. Hess now was in fact trapped, his plan in tatters, as MI5 had known of his lone plane before it crossed the channel and that solves the mystery as to why no akak guns shot him down at the coastal artillery blockades around British coastlines.
Rudolf Hess in uniform
At the Nuremberg trails Hess acted as if deranged. It was a guise to receive a lesser sentence as all had said he was mad this was easy to convey and so was given life imprisonment instead of the death sentence he so richly deserved. Always a killer a hater of Jews and a true loyal Nazi and admirer of Hitler. Hess had murdered Jews and although had landed in Britain before the deaths of millions in gas ovens happened he still knew it was on the plans and said, nothing.
He was handed over to be housed in a house of fame In Monmouthshire South Wales. Here he was allowed to walk around Abergavenny market town unhindered by guards but observed by agents at every step.
Spandau Prison a 600 cell Prussian Prison in Berlin, Germany was being made ready for just 7 Nazi prisoners including Hess. The allies had the Russians at the door and they had it that Hess was as much a Russia captive as Englands. It was the British intelligence who had picked this place for that exact reason as Russia would do the job for them and divide Germany into two halves as a house divided against itself cannot stand. It therefore cannot rise to arms so easily. Russia took the bait like willing children seeing chocolate and set about building a wall across Berlin. It was more than was wanted but Britain kept clear of it. It was enough to stop a nation that had caused two world wars in just 20 years apart. Russia now had control of the situation.
The second wall went up to stop any doubt that the wall was to stay and so Britain maned the wall with an area known as no mans land full of barbed wire and lances upright in between those two walls. The Germans that had relative each side of border wall had no chance of ever seeing loved ones unless Check point Charlie the Russian gate would allow passage? This was felt by all to be a small price to pay for what horrors had gone on and war to be avoided by the worlds most war like peoples.Not that in fact this was the case as Prussia was the cause of World War One
For many years this wall set up was the Eastern block against the European nations. It became a dragon as one by one the prisoners died. Only Hess who had tried twice to kill himself now existed in that prison. He had a little garden that he would attend. Hess a thin tall figure between two armed guards weeded his plot of flowers for half hour each morning. This could be seen by both sides of the wall by those who served as guards.
It was now that Hess was old and cramped and sad to see that his son tried hard to get him freedom.The British Government was pestered by those who thought Hess had served his sentence. Then one has to recall that as a cruel killer and Nazi top man next to Hitler he had show no mercy for those he did away with and he could have , should have received the death sentence at court. Then suddenly Hess died by rope around his neck. The British did the autopsy and claimed it as suicide. This was not good enough for the son of Hess as he said his father had been murdered.
Hess, the last days of life
Obviously he and the lawyer Mister Hess had, blamed the British as talks had been in progress at that time of death for release. It seemed to be an open and shut case for young Hess but why would the British want Hess dead he had but a year or two left and all would be over in any event. Yes Hess had now become a mascot for young NAZI youth in Germany rising fast in support to release Hess as a hero of the people which had to be stopped. The finger moving passed on to a German Government who wanted no part of Hess or the rising block of Nazism showing its evil face again. So it was in German best interest to kill Hess this not only stopped the rage of youth desperate for any worldly glory and also with no Hess ,no Russians halving Berlin. That wall was now obsolete and would eventually be the focus point of the world as an act of freedom with a united Germany. This later information was not the agenda of the allies wishes so if Rudolf Hess was murdered, which I doubt, who killed him do you think?
Hess will be judged by above where he escaped the earthly judgement .He was a true evil Nazi officer who had fought both world wars and followed the path of revenge as he had been born of German parents in Alexandria Egypt and in the First World war we took control of all properties including Hess fathers house and buildings. Hess went to Germany to enlist in revenge and so advanced into Socialism and into backing Hitler but he lost Hitlers favour to Goring and others more political players than Hess could ever be. In this mad brained plan Hess had thrown his hat into as to win Hitler back to him. It seemed a master plan at the time. He must have had years of regret to study his mistakes let us hope he begged for forgiveness and salvation over those 40 years in prayer but being a loyal Hitler supporter until the bitter end one can not be sure.
Hess was no more than a gambler who lost his all. An evil shadow of Hitler himself and all those who stayed with Hitler even when knowing he was mad himself.
I hope Mister Hess can now shut the book and not harbor that same revenge as his father did all his life. If Hess had been tried in France instead of in Germany no doubt he would have been found guilty and hanged without regret by Charles De Gaul. If he had been taken by Russia he would have been shot without trial but as it was he existed long enough as captive to ask God for forgiveness. Question is did he?
Thank you as always for being with me.
Yours Sir Kevin.
Copyright 2019 Kevin Parr Bt.