Rudolf Hess

Discussion in 'General' started by Panzerschreck, Jul 26, 2008.

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  1. Panzerschreck

    Panzerschreck Member

    Basically I just want to know what you guys think of Hess's death. Was he murdered or did he commit suicide? I have heard both sides of it. Yesterday I was reading an article about Hess's death, and apparently there was a witness who saw two men in SAS uniforms who strangled Hess with a wire of some kind. And then there are others who says he commited suicide by hanging, what do you think?

    Thanks, Michael
     
  2. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    Basically I just want to know what you guys think of Hess's death. Was he murdered or did he commit suicide? I have heard both sides of it. Yesterday I was reading an article about Hess's death, and apparently there was a witness who saw two men in SAS uniforms who strangled Hess with a wire of some kind. And then there are others who says he commited suicide by hanging, what do you think?

    Thanks, Michael


    Whats an SAS uniform? They had their cap badges on did they??

    Kev
     
  3. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    PZ shreck -
    why did they need two men to kill an old man - whether in uniform or not - one SAS man could have done that inside one minute - even me with my training could have handled that chore - and I wasn't even a Commando let alone SAS....somone is telling porkies !
     
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  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi,

    By no means well-read on this, but weren't the Brits, Americans and French considering releasing him, and the Russians wanted to keep him in Spandau for their own reasons?

    Thinking about it, I believe only Hess benefitted from the timing of his death, as opposed to any of the former Allies. One last chance to show some control over his own fate.

    Like Tom says it wouldn't have taken much to kill an old man - he was 93. Using SAS would be like taking a sledgehammer to crack an nut. Anyone could have just as easily pushed him down a flight of steps.

    He killed himself. I have no reason to think otherwise.
    d
     
  5. Roxy

    Roxy Senior Member

    Surely, if the Allies had wanted Hess dead, they could have arranged for him to 'slip in the shower' anytime from 1941 onwards - why wait?

    Roxy
     
  6. Panzerschreck

    Panzerschreck Member

    PZ shreck -
    why did they need two men to kill an old man - whether in uniform or not - one SAS man could have done that inside one minute - even me with my training could have handled that chore - and I wasn't even a Commando let alone SAS....somone is telling porkies !


    Yes that was what I was thinking to, as I said I just wanted to hear what you think!
     
  7. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    Whats an SAS uniform? They had their cap badges on did they??

    Strangely enough I think the answer may lay within this very forum.

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  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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