British soldiers near the wreckage of the Rudolf Hess plane

British soldiers, Rudolf Hess plane

British military and civilians posing at the wreckage of a German Messerschmitt Bf.110 aircraft.

On this plane on May 10, 1941, the Deputy Adolf Hitler for the Nazi Party and Reich Minister Rudolf Hess flew to England. He planned to land near the estate of Lord Hamilton, however, flying up and not finding a suitable place, he jumped with a parachute and surrendered to local farmers.
Rudolf Hess was going to enter into negotiations on the conclusion of peace between the Third Reich and Great Britain, but was arrested, after the end of the war he appeared before the Nuremberg Tribunal, where he was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Location: Scotland, UK
Photo date: May 1941

In : 1941

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