Rudolf Hess

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rudolf Hess Nazi leader who in 1941 flew a solo flight to Scotland in an apparent attempt to negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain but was imprisoned for life (1894-1987)
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Usage

In literature:

Now he looked like Rudolf Hess discussing what to do about Ernst Roehm.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
Among the men sent here directly by Rudolf Hess, Hitler's right-hand man, is a former German-American businessman named Meyerhofer.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
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In news:

The Allies today returned the body of Rudolf Hess to Bavaria for burial, and concern grew that his grave could become a shrine for neo-Nazis.
Your Aug 16 news article on Spandau Prison, accompanying the obituary of Rudolf Hess, refers to Hermann Goring at Nuremberg as a field marshal.
British files made public today seemed to settle a 51-year-old riddle by confirming that Hitler's deputy, Rudolf Hess , kept secret from the Fuhrer the plans for his baffling solo flight to try to make peace with Britain in May 1941.
Rudolf Hess was taken back to his prison cell today after a 16-day stay at a British military hospital, a British diplomatic spokesman said.
Rudolf Hess , the 92-year-old former Hitler deputy who occupies Spandau Prison alone, has been taken to a British military hospital with pneumonia, the family lawyer said today.
The death of Rudolf Hess closes two thick black books.
A second autopsy was performed today on Rudolf Hess as his son and his lawyer continued to express suspicion about the official account of the Nazi leader's death in an Allied prison.
The varied reactions to your Aug 18 editorial on Rudolf Hess (letters, Sept 8) illustrate that the long shadow of history quite often obscures rather than illuminates the facts.
Manhattan resident Jim Sharp remembers the first time he saw Nazi leaders Hermann Goering, Rudolf Hess and Joachim von Ribbentrop.
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