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The Murder of Rudolf Hess
The Murder of Rudolf Hess
By W. Hugh Thomas
Harper, 1979, 307 pp

There has always been some mystery to Rudolf Hess's flight to Scotland in May 1941. A British consultant surgeon now claims that the present prisoner in Spandau, whom he has briefly examined, is not Hess-for he lacks the scars of chest wounds Hess suffered in 1917. In her introduction Rebecca West lends credence to the story of the missing wounds. Whose hoax?