Propaganda and the Flight of Rudolf Hess, 1941–45*

  title={Propaganda and the Flight of Rudolf Hess, 1941–45*},
  author={Jo Fox},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={78 - 110}
  • J. Fox
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
Like his younger brother Ian, Peter Fleming imagined the fantastic. The theme of his 1940 novel, The Flying Visit, was barely believable: Hitler, wanting to emphasize his status as the “Eagle Fuhrer,” embarks upon a flight over England in order to survey what he sought to conquer. An assassination attempt blows his plane from the sky, but Hitler escapes in his parachute. As a highly recognizable figure now stranded in the English countryside, he contemplates his course of action: “If he could… 
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