The Rudolph Hess landed in Scotland
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The day Rudolph Hess landed in Scotland

One of the strangest episodes of World War Two took place in Scotland.

A German plane crashed on farmland south of Glasgow on the evening of 10 May 1941.

The pilot, Hitler's deputy Rudolph Hess, had parachuted from the aircraft moments earlier. It is thought that he was on a secret mission.

BBC Scotland's Willie Johnston has been to meet Lord James Douglas-Hamilton whose father, the Duke of Hamilton, spoke to Hess at the time.

  • 09 May 2016