Nazis tried to make truce with Britain in 1941; In exchange, they wanted an unobstructed attack on USSR

Rudolf Hess, known Deputy of Adolf Hitler, was said to have tried to offer Winston Churchill a peace pact. In exchange, the Nazis wanted to invade Russia without any intrusion from Britain

The Nazis tried to trade peace with Britain. In return, they want to attack the USSR without any intervention from the Allies in 1941. This historical discovery was revealed in a new book.

The Daily Mail reports that Rudolf Hess was said to have ventured to a one madman mission. Hess, Adolf Hitler’s Deputy, tried to make a deal with Britain. Part of the deal states that the Nazis would pull out all of their troops from Western Europe. Once signed, the peace pact promised to end the conflict between the warring European countries.

However, the reconciliation offered by Hitler’s high-ranking officer would mean for Britain to not get involve once Germany attacks the USSR.

Some historians claim that Hess was acting alone on the mission and without his Fuhrer’s approval. The deranged Hess embarked on the mission while Hitler was believed to have scampered to send an aircraft to try and prevent him from leaving Germany.

Peter Padfield, historian and researcher, revealed more to the story in his new book. He claims that Hess was actually carrying an official and detailed peace treaty. Padfield also disclosed sensitive information in his book.

In his book, a translator served as informant to Padfield giving him firsthand information. The German-speaking informant was said to have been tasked to translate the peace treaty that revealed the peace offer. The document allegedly stated Germany’s offer of peace only if they were able to attack USSR without any intrusion from other Allied countries.

As Padfield stresses in his book, “This was not a renegade plot. Hitler had sent Hess and he brought over a fully developed peace treaty for Germany to evacuate all the occupied countries in the West.”

Winston Churchill refused the offer made by the Nazis to make peace in return for an unobstructed attack on Russia. The refusal rooted from Churchill’s strong sense of morals and political will.

Hess was carrying out orders to personally see to the peace pact. His mission involved him flying from Messerschmitt to Scotland in May 1941. He then landed by parachute just out over Renfrewshire. Armed with a pitch fork, ploughman David Maclean captured Hess while landing on a farm where he worked.

The Deputy then arranged to set peace talks with Winston Churchill by contacting the Duke of Hamilton while in captivity.

Winston Churchill refused Hitler’s offer. First, he did not trust the Third Reich to honor the peace pact. Second, any deal with the Nazis would comprise an attempt to make allies with the US in the war.

The book also reveals that Churchill was confident and determined that the Allies could defeat the Nazis in the war. He also did not want to weaken the coalition of European nations against the Nazis.

Hess lived to see the end of World War II. He was among those tried for war crimes at Nuremberg. He was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was imprisoned in Spandau Prsion near Berlin where he ended his own life. He died in 1987 at the age of 93. Before his death, Hess was observed to show signs of delusion, forgetfulness and mental illness.

Another evidence that shows that Hess was not acting a mad man when he tried to offer peace to Britain is written in a 28-page notebook in a Russian archive. The contents were written by Major Karlheinz Pintsch in 1948. Hess’s adjutant, Pintsch was captured by the Russians. He revealed in his notebook that Hitler was looking forward that an “agreement with the Englishmen would be successful”.

The notebook also revealed that the peace pact hoped to “bring about, if not a military alliance of Germany with England against Russia, then to bring about a neutralisation of England” five-weeks before the planned invasion of the Nazis on the USSR.

Hitler was, moreover, said to have read Hess’s letter after his capture. Hitler said aloud the contents, “And if this project . . . ends in failure . . . it will always be possible for you to deny all responsibility. Simply say I was out of my mind.”

Adolf Hitler told that myth that Rudolf Hess was acting on a one mad man mission when he attempted to make peace with Allies. New evidences, however, reveal otherwise.


Siegphyl is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE