An interesting article appeared in todays Daily Telegraph regarding Rudolf Hess's flight to Britain in late 1941 that was roundly condemned at the time as the act of a 'madman' or 'rogue agent' by both sides during the war.
The author of a new book on the subject suggests that there was far more to this than meets the eye, and that the real reason was regarding a plan that suggested a non aggression pact between Hitler's Germany and Great Britain and a withdrawal of German forces from western european countries already invaded if he was allowed a free hand to invade Russia. Hitler was supposedly in full knowledge of all this as it was with his blessing that Hess flew to Scotland.
The suggestion by the author Peter Padfield, a published historian, that it was covered up by the British for various reasons including possible collusion of the Royal family and government officials at the highest level, as well as the supposed revelation of the forthcoming Holocaust, is rather disturbing.
Anyway, here's the article for those interested:
Nazis ‘offered to leave western Europe in exchange for free hand to attack USSR’ - Telegraph