Saturday, April 8, 2017
Return to Spandau with Tom Lipscomb
LAST MAN IN SPANDAU… The mystery surrounding Rudolf Hess’s flight
The German juggernaut was ripping across Europe and it looked as though nothing could stop them. Country after country fell to the onslaught. Just after the decimated British forces were forced out of France at Dunkirk and just weeks prior Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of Soviet Russia, a German Messerschmitt was sighted flying into British airspace over Scotland in the dead of night. Inside the cockpit was none other than Hitler's number man Rudolph Hess. His mission? To take part in an emerging covert plot and coup instigated from the upper echelon of British power to over throw both the British government and remove Churchill. The next step was to appease and make peace with the Germany. This story has all the makings of a master mystery novel full of intrigue and plot twists, except for one thing. It's true.
Tom Lipscomb has done impeccable investigation, as always to the highest standards, and has turned this epic into a stunning new play: "LAST MAN IN SPANDAU…. The mystery surrounding Rudolf Hess’s flight, his subsequent murder and suspected SAS involvement." You'll never believe just how close we came to losing the war except for the will of one man: Winston Churchill. Tom has been a CEO in book publishing, where he was responsible for bestsellers by authors as diverse as Agatha Christie, Susan Isaacs, Craig Claiborne, Jack Anderson, and William Safire.
Previous interview with Tom Lipscomb on this topic