Hitler's deputy crashed in Scotland

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Hitler's deputy crashed in Scotland

Postby Fossil » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:30 pm

Taken from http://www.usnews.com/usnews/doubleissu ... udolph.htm

"Shortly after 11 p.m. on May 10, 1941, 45-year-old ploughman David McLean heard an explosion, looked out his window, and saw a parachutist float into a meadow of Floors Farm near Eaglesham, Scotland. He ran out to find a crashed and burning Messerschmitt and a slightly injured German officer–"Hauptmann" (Captain) Albert Horn. Horn turned out to be Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy. Fifty-nine years later, people still argue about one of the strangest episodes of World War II."

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Postby kn0wledge » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:36 pm

Isn't it just a field?
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Postby duncan » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:42 pm

it would be a field trip
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Postby kn0wledge » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:46 pm

har har =p
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Postby Ronnie » Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:24 pm

A rather dubious group put up a small plaque in the field to commemmorate the landing. I think the farmer dumped it. Other places on the Hess trail are the post office in Eaglesham, where he was first held, Maryhill Barracks, and Buchanan Castle.
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Postby turbozutek » Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:20 am

He came over to try and broker a deal to stop the war.

Churchill gave him a Blue Peter badge, a blankety blank cheque book and pen and kicked his ass back from whence he came.

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Postby red_kola » Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:06 pm

Ronnie wrote:A rather dubious group put up a small plaque in the field to commemmorate the landing. I think the farmer dumped it. Other places on the Hess trail are the post office in Eaglesham, where he was first held, Maryhill Barracks, and Buchanan Castle.


'Respected' human rights lawyer and activist, Aamar Anwar was arrested for smashing up the 'monument' sometime in the early 90s, If I remember correctly.

It cost Strathclyde Police £4200 in damages to kick most of Aamar's teeth out in a 1991 incident. Most people who went to University with him would agree that this was a bargain...
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Postby kn0wledge » Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:08 pm

That's exactly the kind of thing that I like seeing taxpayers' money spent on.
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Postby Chinaski » Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:58 pm

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It cost Strathclyde Police £4200 in damages to kick most of Aamar's teeth out in a 1991 incident. Most people who went to University with him would agree that this was a bargain...


Aye, police brutality is worth every penny isn't it?

What a charmless individual you must be to condone violence on someone just because (presumably) you don't like their political beliefs.

Have you got a problem with him smashing a monument that a group of nazis erected to commemorate a leading member of the third riech?

Aamer was a friend and colleague of mine in the past and I have alot of respect for him. I don't expect to come onto forums like this and see pathetic personal abuse.
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Postby DickyHart » Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:04 pm

no matter what people think, it is as place of Scotlands/Glasgow historical significance, it changed the course of the war.and its a part of Scotlands/Glasgows place in the world.

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Postby kn0wledge » Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:04 pm

And I don't expect to come on forums like this and be slapped in the face with politics. Red_Kola and I were expressing our views in a joking manner without intending any offence to anyone.

Evidently you are unable to do so. Please keep your bile away from us, thanks.
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Postby gap74 » Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:04 pm

Oh dear...

Leaving those last few posts aside, was the monument not a fairly legit one that simply pointed out where a fairly important event in the history of WWII occurred?

It was then rumoured that Nazi groups were using it as a focal point for gatherings...

Maybe I'm remembering this all wrongly, though, but I don't think the idea of some form of marker for this site is necessarily a bad one.

Anyone know where the exact crash site was?

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Postby Fossil » Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:08 pm

i think your right on that Gary about the marker. I remember seeing it on Reporting Scotland... It's really a bit of ww2 history...nothing more nothing less.

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Postby kn0wledge » Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:14 pm

I quite agree that there should be nothing wrong with some sort of marker; he was an important man in history and should be remembered accordingly, no matter that he was from the other side. Whilst I have no respect for Nazis, I do respect him for trying to bring an end to the War.

As for the crash site, I know it's in Eaglesham although I don't know exactly where. I'll try to find out.
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Postby AMcD » Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:17 pm

I can see why it might have been wrecked... the wording could have been better.

Here's a picture...
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Congress/2106/hess/Hesspics/stone.jpg
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