Rudolf Hess was ‘murdered by British agents’ to stop him from spilling wartime secrets

A secret report covered up for 25 years indicates that Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess was murdered, as long suspected, by British SAS agents in order to stop him from divulging British wartime secrets.   The British surgeon Hugh Thomas claimed that Hess was killed by two agents on high-level British government orders.  Scotland Yard appears to be trying to re-bury the report to protect the guilty and to preserve the cherished British WWII mythology, at least for another few years until the Hess files are opened.


From: The Independent (UK)


Scotland Yard was given the names of British agents who allegedly murdered the Nazi Rudolf Hess in the infamous Spandau Prison but was advised by prosecutors not to pursue its investigations, according to a newly-released police report.

Written two years after Hess’s death in 1987, the classified document outlines a highly-sensitive inquiry into the claims of a British surgeon who had once treated Adolf Hitler’s deputy that, rather than taking his own life, the elderly Nazi was killed on British orders to preserve wartime secrets.

Released under the Freedom of Information Act, the partially-redacted report by Detective Chief Superintendent Howard Jones revealed that the surgeon – Hugh Thomas – had supplied him with the names of two suspects provided by a “government employee” responsible for training secret agents.

Withheld for nearly 25 years, the report has been released by the Yard’s counter-terrorism command following consultation with “other Government and foreign government departments”.

The death of Hess in Berlin at the age of 93 after he apparently hung himself with a wire flex in a summer house in the grounds of Spandau has long been controversial with claims that he was too infirm to commit suicide and a farewell note to his family had in fact been written 20 years earlier.

The Yard was called in in 1989 after Mr Thomas, an eminent former military surgeon previously based in Spandau, claimed in a book that “Hess” was in fact an impostor sent by the Nazis to Britain in 1941 and his murder was carried out by two British assassins disguised as American serviceman.

In his subsequent 11-page report, Mr Jones said the surgeon had “confidentially imparted” the names of two alleged suspects passed to him by an informant who was a former member of the SAS and had since taken on a role “training people for undercover or spying operations”.

Prior to his death, speculation had been growing that Hess might be released because a long-standing veto by the Soviet Union, which for decades had insisted on a severe regime for Hess, including forcing him to wash his hands in toilet bowl, might be reversed by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Mr Jones wrote:

“[Mr Thomas] had received information that two assassins had been ordered on behalf of the British Government to kill Hess in order that he should not be released and free to expose secrets concerning the plot to overthrow the Churchill government.”

The officer found there was not “much substance” to Mr Thomas’s claims of murder but suggested that efforts should be made to trace and interview the alleged killers along with other witnesses to ensure the matter could be “comprehensively adjudged” to have been fully investigated. [and reburied – Ed.]

It is not known if the two suspects were tracked down after the report was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service in May 1989.

But within six months the investigation was declared closed after the then Director of Public of Prosecutions, Sir Allan Green QC, advised that further inquiries were not necessary.

In November 1989, Sir Nicholas Lyell, the solicitor general, told Parliament:

“The inquiries carried out by Detective Chief Superintendent Jones have produced no cogent evidence to suggest that Rudolf Hess was murdered; nor, on the view of the Director of Public Prosecutions, is there any basis for further investigation.”

The unannounced arrival of Hess in Britain was one of the strangest incidents of the Second World War and remains the subject of extensive debate about its motivation, including whether it was an ill-judged attempt to unseat Winston Churchill by enlisting aristocrats with Nazi sympathies.

hess_flyingAfter flying solo to Scotland in 1941, Hitler’s deputy fuhrer parachuted to the ground and, after being taken into custody at pitchfork-point by an astonished ploughman, declared his intention to negotiate a peace with Britain to form an alliance against Stalin’s Soviet Union.

Hess was sentenced to life imprisonment as a war criminal at the Nuremberg Trials and incarcerated in Spandau along with other prominent Nazis including Albert Speer. From 1966 onwards, Hitler’s deputy – whose Allied guards were required to only address him as Prisoner Seven – was the sole inmate in the 600-cell prison.

Further doubt was claimed to have been cast last year on the circumstances of Hess’s suicide when photographs emerged of the summer house where he died, showing the short distance – some 5ft – between the cord from which he was found hanging and the floor.

His son, Wolf, had previously insisted that the height was insufficient for his father, crippled by arthritis, to hang himself and added to post mortem examination evidence suggesting a full noose had been placed around his neck.

In his report, Mr Jones dismissed such concerns, saying expert advice showed Hess’s injuries were consistent with an “unusual hanging situation”.


Mr. Jones’ statement is utter BS as can be expected and is easily refuted.  Can we really expect that Scotland Yard is going tell the truth? The British government has many dark secrets and skeletons in their closet, which if or when revealed, will blow their whole World War II mythology straight to hell, and will expose the War Criminal Churchill and his cabal for who and what they were: liars and mass murderers, who wanted war at all cost.

For those who understand German, watch this video. It contains testimony from a witness who worked in the prison and communicated with Hess, and who saw the crime scene. It also includes testimony from the doctor who performed the autopsy. At the 3:00 minute mark you will see some pictures from the autopsy which show that the strangulation marks went all the way around the neck, and that does not happen in the case of a suicide by hanging, especially as is alleged to have taken place.

NOTE: The video clip is part of a full German documentary on the Secret Hess Files which I hope to translate into English in the not too distant future. Volunteers to help with this project would be appreciated. Please e-mail me if you might be able to assist.

Please see my previous post on this topic and related article:

Interview: Wilf Heink discusses the failed Rudolf Hess peace mission

The Life and Death of My Father, Rudolf Hess

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25 Responses to Rudolf Hess was ‘murdered by British agents’ to stop him from spilling wartime secrets

  1. Gary says:

    And then there is, of course, the new book RUDOLF HESS: HIS BETRAYAL & MURDER by Abdallah Melaouhi. Hess, having been raised as a youth in Egypt, spoke fluent Arabic and confided much to Melaouhi, who was outraged by the callous, cold blooded murder of an old man by the Anglo/Judeo powers that be.

  2. wilfriedh says:

    This ‘The Independent’ article is very confusing, to an old geezer like me at least. The author seems to mix reality with allegations. Heß was murdered in Spandau, Dr. Spann makes this clear, he also identified the body as that of Heß.

    Then Hugh Dalton is added, Louis C. Kilzer provides details of the Dalton story in his “Churchill’s Deception”. Dalton claims that Heß was murdered earlier and that the person incarcerated at Spandau was a plant. Dr. Spann disagrees, and I am with him. Heß’s family was never allowed near him, and if my information is correct that would indicate that he was the real Heß. Why then this nonsense by The Independent author, talking about Dalton, but not mentioning that the latter claims that Heß was a plant?

    Am I missing something here? Also, will the Heß files be made available? No, the same cabal that paved the way for WWI & WWII, as well as many others since, is still pulling the strings behind the scenes and they will do whatever is necessary to stay hidden.


  3. larryzb says:

    It is sad that Hess was murdered. He had been a good family man before his capture and imprisonment. His flight to Scotland in 1941 was with the intention of seeking peace with Britain.

  4. wilfriedh says:

    You are absolutely right, larryzb, Heß was, judging by the little truth known about him, a thoroughly decent person. As were others in the NS leadership, Heydrich comes to mind. We need to remember however that the NS revolution was one by the middle-class down, if you will. The nobility, convinced that only they are able to govern, had no use for it and conspired in the background.

    Having said that, we need to accept that persons were put into positions they were not suited for, fair-minded people, but not used to all the intrigues seasoned politicians are known for. Heß flew to Britain convinced that he could make a difference, but the British leadership, this perfidious Albion, never intended to negotiate, they wanted war with the destruction of Germany the aim.

    The Heß saga is a real sad story, a valuable live wasted when criminals are spared and ruling the world.


  5. T says:

    A sad saga indeed. I was amazed at the fact that a top National Socialist during war would go over to Britain in the hope of peace. With Britain! The Island of the Anti-Christ. She has historically deceived, agitated and divided other peoples like no-one before. This has been the case since the rapprochement between the British elites and International Shylocks since Cromwell. I personally feel that Hitler was naïve in thinking that he could have an alliance or even peace with Britain. He should have understood that it was Britain’s unfortunate DESTINY to have been used to spread corruption throughout the world.

    • Markus says:


      You’re right. Hitler was drawn to believe that Britain would be interested in a Germanic Alliance. That island should have been crushed and liberated immediately after France fell. In fact, France should have fought that war once Vichy was installed, so that Germany could have eradicate Bolshevism without being bothered by the island-monkeys.

  6. wilfriedh says:

    T, the issue of Hitler’s repeated attempts to come to terms with the Brits, when he must have been aware of the fact that Jews have undermined the British leadership, is something I will never understand, suspicion creeps up to be honest. Here he is, trying to kick the Jews out and on the other hand believes he can make a deal with them. Dunkirk was also a huge mistake, his Stop Order a ruling that perhaps decided the outcome of the war, in favor of Germanys enemies.

    No hero worship for me, but yes, Heß deserves our sympathy. And as mentioned, Heydrich as well, for his assassination raises many questions.


    • You are getting off onto other topics now. I have several posts which deal with Dunkirk and feel the so-called “stop order” is sufficiently debunked, but again, that is not the topic here. Heydrich will be the subject of an upcoming post including material you shared with me. So let’s keep it on Hess please and thank you.

  7. windsor brian says:

    Hi Wayne:   I’m really interested in the Rudolf Hess murder. Sadly I never learned German. Please don’t forget to get the video translated into English.   Have a great weekend!   Cheers,   Brian


    • Brian, I am committed to doing it at some point, but I am presently working on a different film which is going to be a big job to complete, and I am so bogged down with research and correspondence that keeps me extremely busy everyday / all day. I really need volunteers to step up and help me out with transcribing and translating. The narration work, editing and synching everything up is also very time consuming and requires a great deal of time, energy and concentration. So, unless or until others step up to the plate to assist, “patience is a virtue!”

      • Eduard Tieseler says:

        I’m afraid I cannot help with the translation at this time, I hope I will in the future, but I would be happy to volunteer my time if there is any way I can help.

  8. Hans says:

    Dieses Video ist in deinem Land nicht verfügbar.

    “This video is not available in your country.”

    As usual. Interesting things about WW2 are hard to get an German youtube. Germany is no. 2 right behind China with censorship requests to youtube.

    Somehow strange because this dcocu was broadcasted some years ago on German television on N-tv. Maybe by mistake.

    @ wilfriedh

    What makes you think that Heydrich was on the same level as Hess? In my book Hess wanted honestly peace. Also Hitler. I am not sure if the same applies to Heydrich and Himmler.

    Regarding the Himmler/Heiydrich clique I have doubts.

    More or less by accident I heard some month ago a speech by him where he praised the (more or less voluntary) tributes of the Czech to the Reich. That was not a very nice speech – if you take the Cz point of view.

    As an aside: Heydrich put the Crown of Saint Wenceslas on his head. According to a Czech legend everybody who does this has to die within a year. And that happened.

    All villagers of Lidice under 16 years – the place where the assasins of Heydrich came from – were killed as an act of reprisal.

    The Czechs call this 100 or so victims today a “national trauma”.

    The children came into orphanages so I would put the word massacre into quotation marks. The Red Army for example put nobody into orphanges – they killed every body.

    • Let’s keep the focus of comments on the Rudolf Hess story please. Heydrich is another topic altogether and I will post something on him and Czechoslovakia in the near future, at which time further comment will be most welcome. Thx.

      I will get a copy of the film for you to download.

      • Revelation 2:9 says:

        Thanks for downloading link.I am an American living in southern Germany.Going to watch the video later. Thank you for your work,great website. Are there any Germans here that live in southern Germany?

      • Butterkeks says:

        If you are working for US military, then please tell them to leave us alone. They need to go, urgently.

      • Revelation 2:9 says:

        Butterkeks,i don’t work for the US military.I am well aware that we need to leave Germany.

    • toinennakemys says:

      Stop lying or repeating the Allied propaganda. They were hiding criminals in Lidice. So the Repressial was legal act. The children were not killed. Only the adult men or some of them. I think that was quite ok or at least the deed you had to do.

      You have not any right to call anything a “national trauma”. The germans did not anything to you and you murdered and expelled all of them.

      F. E. Erich Priebke says thgat Heydrich was a decent man and he cannot believe anything nasty that has been said about him. Heydrich was his boss.

  9. treesnake says:

    This whole imprisonment and torture of Hess was a true international atrocity. To treat a human being like he was was uncivilized and base. An everlasting stain on the character of all the perpetrators involved.

    Eine ganz grosse Schweinerei!

    • Butterkeks says:

      Hess knew too much.
      They even feared in in high age.
      He posed a threat to all the conspiring by the UK and Jews.
      One word of him would have ruined their dirty plan.

      An interesting note, Hess had in his cell a big poster of the moon pinned on the wall.

      Hess was a genuine honest man. Reason why FRG destroyed his grave. They hate honesty.

    • Eduard Tieseler says:

      As mentioned by Mark Weber (I believe), he was the ONLY person who seriously risked his own life to attempt to bring about peace. He should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but of course the Germans had to be demonized and the Peace prize given to people a few months after they got elected for what they “might do”, and what they actually do is start more wars, murder innocent civilians, commit acts of terrorism with unmanned drones, de-stabalize countries, and sign into law the ability for the President to assassinate his citizens on secret terms. Oh yes, this world is right side up and totally logical.

  10. Markus says:

    Michael Vogt, who made “Geheimakte Hess” is part of

    The main man of that group is Andreas Popp. He lives in NovaScotia, Canada. He is a multimillionaire and allocates his money toward the cause for truth.

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