Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In the Mind's Eye of Hess During His Flight to Britain

"In my mind’s eye I kept seeing – in Germany and Britain alike – an endless line of children’s coffins with weeping mothers behind them; and then again, the coffins of mothers, with their children clustered behind them." 
- Rudolf Hess, after his "capture" following his flight on 10 May 1941
Rudolf Hess, nestled in his fighter plane; Hess scuttled over the British Channel in early 1941 in a desperate attempt to halt Europe's descent and end the war in the West.