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    Paul,
    If you dwell deeper, the question of whether he was in fact a civilian or indeed a uniformed "spy" is what it hung on, sorry for the jibe!
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    Gil, No worries Mate.

    I suspect that he 'assisted' MI-5 with their enquiries played a part in the decision making process that led to a court-martial and a more honourable (and somewhat more dignified) death by firing squad. I also suspect that the publicity of his capture played a role in his appeal being refused.

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    and...............................of course Rudolph Hess. Now there is another very interesting story.
    To fly over 1000 miles from Bavaria to Scotland in a Messerschmitt Bf110 on his own, parachute out and get captured..............well here is the story.
    Of course he never made it in front a firing squad at the Tower of London as he met his fate at Nurenburg, wondering why???. Sorry to start the conspiracy trail but here it is:

    The History Press | The Rudolf Hess flight: 10 conspiracies
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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    There is definitely a story there that we won't see until the official files are, IF every, released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gil Boyd View Post
    and...............................of course Rudolph Hess. Now there is another very interesting story.
    To fly over 1000 miles from Bavaria to Scotland in a Messerschmitt Bf110 on his own, parachute out and get captured..............well here is the story.
    Of course he never made it in front a firing squad at the Tower of London as he met his fate at Nurenburg, wondering why???. Sorry to start the conspiracy trail but here it is:

    The History Press | The Rudolf Hess flight: 10 conspiracies
    Hess was a political leader in Germanyicon. If the Brits had executed him at the beginning of the war. The war would have turned into a war of no quarter being given by either side as the loser would have faced execution by the winner. Germany would have fought even harder than they did against the Western allies.

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    He cost us a fortune in Spandau Prison, Berlin, for many years as its only prisoner, dying in 1987, looked after by 2 PARA at the time on a 2 year secondment.............boredom personified for an Infantry Battalion!!

    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

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