The historically significant Rudolf Hess WW1 Medal Document for the Bavarian Military Merit Cross (Militär-Verdienstkreuz)
The historically significant Rudolf Hess WW1 Medal Document for the Bavarian Military Merit Cross (Militär-Verdienstkreuz)…Rudolf Hess enlisted in the First Bavarian Infantry Regiment in 1914 and served with that unit until badly wounded and transferred for convalescence.
This is the sole remaining medal document of Hess military service and extensive research has shown that it is likely this is the only extant document as no other examples are known in private or museum collections…Should I uncover any additional details I will add that information…Meanwhile, if any reader has access to authentic Rudolf Hess materials and documents from his service in WW1 please contact me…
Although Adolf Hitler also served in the same regiment as Hess there is no evidence that they ever met at the time…
Rudolf Walter Richard Hess, was a prominent politician in Nazi Germany. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, he served in this position until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom during World War II. He was taken prisoner and eventually was convicted of crimes against peace, serving a life sentence until his suicide.