By Gavin Bowd
On 10 could 1941, Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer of the 3rd Reich, entered Scottish airspace in an ill-fated try and speak about peace with the Duke of Hamilton. For the Nazis, Hess was once the sufferer of 'tragic hallucinations'. yet how some distance had Hess relatively flown from fact? even if Fascism in Britain is generally linked to England, and particularly the East finish of London, or even then pushed aside as a marginal political phenomenon, Fascism did locate help in Scottish society. Scotland has supplied its personal cohort of idealists, fans and traitors for severe racist, nationalist and authoritarian politics. From Dumfries to Alness, one of many major ideologies of the 1st 1/2 the 20 th century came across its standard-bearers. but if Fascism crossed the Cheviots, it stumbled on itself in a stressed a part of a multi-nation kingdom, riven by means of sectarian hatreds. Rudolf Hess felt the natives checked out him 'in a compassionate way', yet Scottish Fascism needed to carve out a distinct segment in a crowded marketplace for bigotry. during this e-book Gavin Bowd relates a desirable and little-known a part of our historical past which finds a few uncomfortable truths that are sure to stimulate debate even now.
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