HESS - THE DEPUTY (2001)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Aden Gillett

  • Country

    Germany

  • Year

    2001

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • HESS Alternative

Synopsis

Documentary looking at Rudolph Hess, his background, early links to the Nazi Party and his rise to the position of Deputy Führer in the 1930s. Considers his character and fanatical devotion to Hitler and Nazism. Also, his extraordinary flight to Britain during the Second World War in an attempt to bring about peace between Germany and Britain. Follows his trial at Nuremburg and subsequent life-imprisonment, various campaigns to get him released and rumours of murder surrounding his death at the age of 93 by suicide.

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