08-18-2010 04:11 AM

"I have come here, in Great Britain, to save humanity," he said. "I am Rudolf Hess."

Hess flew to Britain in a Messerschmitt-110 on May 10, 1941, intent on making contact with the Duke of Hamilton, who he believed would mediate a peace deal whereby Britain would join Nazi Germany in a war against the Soviet Union.

Despite official denials Hess flew to Britain with Hitler's full knowledge. There was a substantial peace party in Britain in 1941, which included most of the aristocracy, and the Royal Family. The King's brother, the Duke of Kent, was actively involved in Hess's peace mission; the fate of the real Deputy Fuhrer was inextricably linked with that of the Duke [of Kent] in 1942.'

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