The Hitler-Hess Deception
By Martin Allen
Tonight, at 8:15pm on NTV in the show 'TECHNIK & TRENDS' we were shown
an Interview with the English Historian MARTIN ALLEN, in which he very
clearly stated that according to documents he found in the British Archives,
Rudolf Hess flew to Gt Britain with Hitler's knowledge and with a 7 Point
peace plan from Hitler in his pocket.
Hitler's Peace Plan included:
a) Withdrawal of all German Troops from Poland, Belgium, France & Holland.
b) Reimbursement for war damage to those countries
c) Total German disarmament
d) Destruction of all German war weaponry.
This offer threw the British Government under Churchill who had ready made
plans to force Germany into a war into a turmoil and the British knew they
couldn't accept Hitler's offer, so they threw Hess into Prison and tossed
away the key. What also came out of the interview was the fact that the
British were not worried about Nazi 'brutality' at all but the extremely
successful model of government the Germans (Hitler) had devised.
Martin Allen has written all this in his latest book.
And THIS on German TV....heads will roll!!
This text aims to shed light on discoveries which claim to reveal the truth
about Rudolph Hess' solo flight to Britain in May 1941 and explain the
British government's 60-year-long silence as to what the Hess mission was
all about. The mystery of the deputy Fuhrer's flight and subsequent silence
has led to a seemingly endless flow of books speculating as to his motives.
In 2001 (the 60th anniversary of the flight) more books appeared. But the
crucial pieces of evidence which could prove that the British government
were playing a game - the outcome of which would have far-reaching effects
on the course of the war - have not been found. This book claims to have
this very information.
The Man Who Knew Too Much
Reviewer: Thomas Dunskus from F-33760 Faleyras
Martin Allen's book "The Hitler/Hess Deception" deals with the
fate of Rudolf Hess who had been, at one time, Hitler's deputy and who,
in his day, carried the epithet "the conscience of the party".
He was condemned to life imprisonment and served time for half a century
until he was found hanged in the prison at Spandau whose only remaining
prisoner he then was.
He had left Germany in May, 1941, under mysterious circumstances, and was
held essentially incommunicado ever after. At that time, the Nazis had
instituted a number of antisemitic laws, they had instigated or at least
tolerated a pogrom, and were following an expansionist and aggressive policy,
but with some hindsight, one wonders why this man had to be shut up for
the rest of his life, whereas other figures among Hitler's close associates
who had played a more active role for a much longer time, were released
from jail after a number of years that appear reasonable under normal legal
The author has gathered together the shreds of evidence that remained after
the British in 1945 had collected and destroyed whatever pertinent files
they were able to put their hands on and "neutralized" undesirable
witnesses. He shows that the "Hess incident" - Hess' solo flight
to Scotland in May, 1941, a month before Germany attacked the Soviet Union
- was not at all the feat of a madman decided on at the spur of the moment
that it was later made to appear by both the British and the German side.
Even (nay, particularly!) Hitler's deputy could not just get into his personal
Messerschmitt 110 and take off for the 1000 mile flight to Prestwick without
major technical and logistic preparations in Germany, along the way, and
at the other end.
The book explains that the flight as such was the result of a sting operation
devised by Britain's Strategic Operations staff, aimed at making Hitler
believe that the British government could be toppled, peace could be made
in the West, and the Germans would be able to affront the Soviets without
having to worry about their western flank.
According to Allen, in the year prior to Hess' flight, there had been numerous
contacts, mainly in (neutral) Spain and Switzerland, between British representatives
and German politicians and intellectuals. The talks in Scotland were to
be, as it were, the touchstone of the matter. As time was getting short
for the Germans, Hess convinced Hitler that the German delegate should
not be a mere emissary acting under orders but a political figure able
to take decisions on the spot - Rudolf Hess.
In the end, it makes little difference whether the British were thrown
into complete disarray, as Allen asserts, when unexpectedly Hess turned
up, or whether a lower-grade delegate would have been able to fly safely
back to Germany and report. The British sting operation was effective enough
in getting Hitler to continue with his preparations for the war against
the Soviet Union and thus remove pressure from Britain. To what extent
the British actively encouraged the Germans in their plans, or whether
or not they went so far as to promise support cannot be ascertained at
the present time - whatever British files still exist seem to be under
lock and key for another dozen years or so. Russian sources, on the other
hand, may be provide some answers at an earlier date.
What is frightening about the events Allen describes is the apparent lack
of scruple with which the British government went about setting the two
dictatorships up against each other. The outcome of this duel was not at
all certain, for if weather conditions in late 1941 had been just a little
more favorable for the German side, the Soviet empire might well have toppled
and Britain would then have had to face a Germany extending from the Channel
coast to the Urals. This unpleasant but entirely possible risk for Britain
is begging the question to what extent Churchill, in order to forestall
such a potentially horrifying scenario, did not somehow play a double game
by keeping the Soviets informed, and assured of future Allied aid.
Some American, quite a few Russian, and a couple of German historians have
recently argued that Stalin, in 1941, was himself preparing to attack Germany.
Considering the recent revelations by Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin
on the activities of the "Cambridge Five", it is entirely conceivable
that, officially or unofficially, British sources kept Stalin informed
of the negotiations. For a man like Stalin whose distrust was legendary,
the obvious reaction would have been to prepare against a German attack,
possibly by a pre-emptive strike. It is significant that at the time of
the sting operation, Anthony Blunt, a member of the Cambridge Five, occupied
a key position within MI5; after the war, he was to be involved in the
cover-up operations in Germany.
Regardless of who, Stalin or Hitler, would eventually win that confrontation,
the only thing that was certain, even in 1941, is that such a war would
spell the end of freedom for most of the still independent states in Central
and Eastern Europe. The only foreseeable difference would have been that,
under Soviet rule, the Slavic states might fare slightly better, whereas
countries like Hungary or Romania would have found Hitler somewhat more
accomodating. In any case, the fate of the lands in question should have
been clear to the Western world when the Germans discovered, in 1943, the
graves of thousands of Polish officers murdered by the Soviets at Katyn
two years earlier. However, by then it was too late, the Western powers
preferred not to take too close a look at the implications, and chose to
abandon those countries to the Soviets for the next half century.
A Mystery Explained?
Reviewer: Dr Neil Bathurst from Exminster, Devon United Kingdom
The flight of Rudolf Hess to Britain in 1941 has remained one of the great
enigmas of World war Two. Derided as a madman and incacerated for the rest
of his life Hess was never able to tell the real truth about his mission.
This book, drawing upon secret service documents, seeks to explain that
mission. The book argues that in 1940 Churchill realised that Britain had
only one hope of survival - that Hitler would invade Russia, thereby ioening
a second front. Hitler had, therefore, to be encouraged to invade Russia.
To this end the British secret service (using amongst others the then Duke
of Kent) duped the Nazis into believing that there was a pro-peace faction
in Britain ready to throw out Churchill and sue for peace. To that end
a Nazi official was supposed to fly to Scotland for talks. The man who
actually arrived was Rudolf Hess.
Fanciful? At first glance yes. However, the evidence presented is compelling.
Why for example was the Duke of Kent at Dungavel Castle (Hess' destination)
on the night in question? Why was Britains ambassador to Spain flying to
Switzerland on days when Hess was known to have flown out of Germany? If
Hess was mad why was he signing government decrees and chairing meetings
right up to the day he left?
This is a fascinating book, well researched and well written. Hess remains
one of the great enigmas of the war years - this book may explain the extraordinary
events of 10th May 1941.