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5.0 out of 5 stars Throws a light on an interesting period of British history
An intriguing book about a period of modern British history that has alwasy been shrouded in mystery. Why did Hess come to Britain at the beginning of the war? Was it with or without Hitler's knowledge? Did he bring a peace proposal from the Nazi goverment? Who were the appeasers in the British establishment who wanted to make peace with Hitler?
Would they have...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hess Hitler and Churchill by Peter Padfield - very disapoiniting
The first chapter caught my attention and seemed interesting, but then it constantly wandered off the main theme, with various snippets of useless information, and mentions of countless people, who they may have had a slight impact on the story I could not see where.The main thread began to get strained and the link between Hess and the following chapters became very...
Published 4 months ago by Mr. James E. Parrott


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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Throws a light on an interesting period of British history, 20 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Hess, Hitler and Churchill: The Real Turning Point of the Second World War - A Secret History (Hardcover)
An intriguing book about a period of modern British history that has alwasy been shrouded in mystery. Why did Hess come to Britain at the beginning of the war? Was it with or without Hitler's knowledge? Did he bring a peace proposal from the Nazi goverment? Who were the appeasers in the British establishment who wanted to make peace with Hitler?
Would they have been right to trust his word? Churchill made sure very little got out to the public at the time becaue he knew (through Bletchley Park decrypts) Hitler was about to attack the Soviet Union and any promises Hitler made to Britain were likely to be broken once he had overrun Russia. Why was Hess kept in Spandau Gaol after the war and was his death suicide or assisted? Not every question is answered but it's a thundering good read!

Very prompt delivery from Amazon arrived in perfect condition.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hess Hitler and Churchill by Peter Padfield - very disapoiniting, 2 May 2014
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Mr. James E. Parrott (uk) - See all my reviews
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The first chapter caught my attention and seemed interesting, but then it constantly wandered off the main theme, with various snippets of useless information, and mentions of countless people, who they may have had a slight impact on the story I could not see where.The main thread began to get strained and the link between Hess and the following chapters became very slender. The book itself was rather boring, jumping from one topic to the other and the various topics never seemed to have any real link. A book I would not recommend to anyone unless they are of a pedantic nature. Personally I never even finished the book, but i suppose its good for nightime reading because twice I fell asleep whilst reading it!
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Opportunity Missed?, 21 Nov 2013
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As all the Official Papers to this story have been locked away for 100 years, most of us will be dead and buried before the truth is
told. This book is intelligent conjecture of a high probability, that Hess came to do a Peace Deal with Britain, so that Hitler could
concentrate all his forces against Russia. Well, in my view, the tragedy is, that Hess was quietly buried out of sight, and was probably
murdered, to keep the secret from the British Public.

Oh, what might have been? !!!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a let down, 22 Jan 2014
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I'm glad i only paid 3 for the kindle version because i was a little bit disappointed with this book.Peter Padfield is an author i usually enjoy but this seemed to be just going over old history.He did point out that quite eminent historians still believe that Hess flew to Britain on his own initiative without Hitlers knowledge and this is quite obviously not true.Hess didn't commit suicide either but the book didn't throw any light on what really happened.
I was just expecting more.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too much conspiracy and too little evidence to take seriously, 12 Nov 2013
This review is from: Hess, Hitler and Churchill: The Real Turning Point of the Second World War - A Secret History (Hardcover)
Interesting book this, but sadly not one that can be taken entirely seriously. Padfield has returned to the subject of Rudolf Hess and sadly his conspiracist credentials seem to have scarcely lessened since his biography of Hess some years ago.

This book is supposedly a reexamination of the Hess story - with the argument that Hess was expected in Britain by a clique of highly-placed individuals and that this story has since been covered up. Thankfully, Padfield gives the more extreme conspiracy nonsense - about Hess not being Hess, or about him being murdered - short shrift.

The book is generally well written, but the story that Padfield presents is not really convincing. Padfield might be right, but he cannot muster up any evidence to support his theory. So, on that basis, the sober reader must surely reject his thesis.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars well written and insightful, 22 Feb 2014
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The book gets into the head of Hess and also gives some clear insights into Churchill and Hitler's thinking.

It gives an excellent insight into the security services in the UK and Germany. It also shows how strong the peace movements were in Germany and England.

I hope the author will consider writing about Goring next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Aug 2014
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Ebook...and very accessable
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4.0 out of 5 stars analysis of Hess, 21 Nov 2013
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Colin Chetwood "inquiring mind" (south west france) - See all my reviews
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Very interesting analysis of Hess's character and the part it played in the forming of the 3rd Reich.
The undying hatred still felt by many Russians as to the horrors they succumbed to during the 2nd world war does not give one much hope for a better rational over this history to be publicly accepted by the Russian people.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery Revealed?, 24 Jan 2014
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A good read but at the end the mystery remained. It all depends on who you want to believe. Was Hess Mental or a great actor!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 12 Aug 2014
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