(Conspiracy Nation) -- Rudolf Hess (photo,
left) was Deputy Fuehrer and second in succession to the Nazi leadership
position under Adolph Hitler. He is commonly perceived as a "lone
nut" of 1941 because in that year he flew alone in a plane to Britain,
unarmed, and landed at the estate of a member of the British Royal Family.
Hess was promptly arrested and put in prison. These are the basic facts
allowed to us by what passes for history.
A book to be released in the United States in August 2002 argues that "for
sixty years an unprecedented conspiracy has existed at the highest levels
of the British Establishment to prevent the truth about Rudolf Hess and
his fateful flight to Scotland in May 1941 from surfacing into the public
domain."  According to the preface to an interview of the authors
of Double Standards: What Really Happened To Rudolf Hess?, Hess's 1941
mission "was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century."
In an interview with co-authors Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince available
at the Eye Spy! magazine web site (www.eyespymag.com), a deeper,
truer picture of what really happened is presented. Hess apparently flew
to Scotland in 1941 with Hitler's full knowledge and blessing. Hess was
to meet with a faction of British royalty who wanted to arrange peace between
Britain and Nazi Germany. But prime minister Winston Churchill and his
faction got to Hess first when his plane landed and locked him up, even
though Hess, according to evidence, had been guaranteed safe passage by
King George VI.
By 1942, two "Rudolf Hess's" were imprisoned in Britain, one
of them being the real Hess and the other being a Hess double, a subterfuge
meant to impede any rescue attempts. Later that year, the real Hess was
secretly moved from Wales to Scotland. The Duke of Kent, part of the British
Royalty faction trying to negotiate peace with Hitler, soon thereafter
went on a supposed morale boosting flight to Iceland. The Duke's plane,
unfortunately, exploded over Scotland. What really was happening, as suggested
by Picknett and Prince, is that the Duke of Kent stopped to get Hess, in
Scotland, so they both could fly on to Sweden to continue secret peace
negotiations, and that both Hess and the Duke perished in the plane mishap
(which may not have been accidental).
To British Royalty and British Intelligence, the real enemy was the Soviet
Union. They wanted Hitler to wage bitter war against Josef Stalin's empire
so that, once it was all over, the British could then come in and gain
advantage and war booty from the consequently weakened Germans and Soviets.
To the Nazis, a two-front war, having to fight both Britain and the Soviet
Union simultaneously, was less than an ideal situation. But Winston Churchill,
apparently, had a deep enough dislike of Hitler's Germany that he wouldn't
agree to the plan. Churchill's capture of Hess and consequent knowledge
of Royal treason apparently was used by him as a blackmail card against
When World War II ended, the "Rudolf Hess" tried at Nuremberg
was not Hess, but the Hess double. Hermann Goering, Hitler's Luftwaffe
commander, also tried at Nuremberg, had this to say about the supposed
Hess on trial there: "Hess? Which Hess? The Hess you have here? Our
Hess? Your Hess?"
------- Notes -------
 From interview of Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince,
Double Standards, available at the Eye Spy! magazine
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