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  1. Zimmermann telegram and USW are fake and staged by Britain

    Yet it was a mainstay of isolationist thought. In spite of the fact that Zimmerman himself admitted it was true, and was praised by a vote of the Reichstag for his initiative in the war effort.
  2. The Career of a Naval Officer
    Threadmarks: “Cactus Striking Force”, Tulagi, January 26, 1943

    “Cactus Striking Force”, Tulagi, January 26, 1943 Captain Heydrich and the Nicholas had a vigorous war, conducting bombardments on various occupied places of the Solomon Islands. Then the order came. He handed over command to his X.O. and caught a Catalina for Honolulu. After a tour...
  3. The Career of a Naval Officer
    Threadmarks: USS Nicholas (DD-449), Bath Iron Works, Maine, June 4, 1942

    USS Nicholas (DD-439), Bath Iron Works, Maine, June 4, 1942 She was the first ship of that class to be launched. Named for Major Samuel Nicholas, the first officer of the Continental Marines, she was a deadly weapon of war, with five 127-mm main guns and ten 530-mm torpedo tubes and a...
  4. The Career of a Naval Officer

    My excuses for the delay, but I had to go to a funeral.
  5. The Career of a Naval Officer

    But that was the World War, which was marked by the need to get rid of the Hun.
  6. The Career of a Naval Officer
    Threadmarks: Washington, D.C., January 10, 1942

    Washington, D.C., January 10, 1942 By direction of the President, under the provisions of the act of Congress approved 9 July 1918 (WD Bul. 43, 1918), a Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty was awarded by the...
  7. The Career of a Naval Officer

    Nope. VF-6 got into the fighting over Pearl.
  8. The Career of a Naval Officer
    Threadmarks: Ford Island Naval Air Base, December 7, 1941

    Ford Island Naval Air Base, December 7, 1941 The shattered Wildcat rolled to a stop. All around, buildings and airplanes blazed. The ground crews had been strafed, but some — enough — were still alive. They rushed out to the airplane. Some noted how shot up it was. The pilot rolled...
  9. The Career of a Naval Officer
    Threadmarks: USS Enterprise, December 7, 1941

    USS Enterprise, December 7, 1941 “Prepare to launch.” The news from Pearl was not good. Somehow, the Japs had managed to attack! Lieutenant-Commander Heydrich of VF-6 sat in the seat of his Wildcat and waited for the order to launch. It had been a hard few years. He had...
  10. The Career of a Naval Officer
    Threadmarks: United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, June 15, 1926

    United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, June 15, 1926 He had had to change his name. His birth name was too German, they said. His father had been harassed no end for being a “kraut”. Getting into the Naval Academy had taken some effort. Apologetic at having stood by and...
  11. The Career of a Naval Officer
    Threadmarks: St. Cecilia’s Musical Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 7, 1904

    St. Cecilia’s Musical Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio, March 7, 1904 The music director was nervous. St. Cecilia’s had won a coup, hiring a composer and music instructor from Saxony. He had not entirely taken to the job when it was offered, but the Archbishop of Cincinnati had heard him...
  12. Hurry Up Sidewise or Hurry Up Hugo

    Hurry Up Living will be eligible for the Sidewise Award and the Hugo Award. The Hugo is chosen by members of the World Science Fiction Convention. Membership is international, almost all the ballots are email. Next year it will be in Glasgow. WSFS membership, which gives the rights to...
  13. Of lost monkeys and broken vehicles

    Jeszcze Polska nie umarła, Kiedy my żyjemy Co nam obca moc wydarła, Szablą odbijemy. Marsz, marsz, Dąbrowski Do Polski z ziemi włoski Za twoim przewodem Złączym się z narodem. [Poland has not yet died, So long as we still live. What the foreign power has seized from us, We shall...
  14. Japanese War Fantasy 1933 - Alt History endorsed by IJN Pacific War admirals

    Wouldn't you say this was the Japanese response to Hector Bywater's The Great Pacific War?
  15. Occupying Germany

    The author considered the Soviet Union a friendly democracy. This was not uncommon. Robert Heinlein, for example, believed that the Soviets would endorse his world peace plan: The book came out during the war. The author did not know about the atom-bomb project.
  16. Occupying Germany

    During World War II, a writer put forward a proposal to end German militarism. The four major allies, the U.S., the U.K., France, and the U.S.S.R. would each contribute 200,000 men to an occupation force. In addition, all administrators, police, teachers, and other government employees would...
  17. Sidewise Awards for 2022

    The winners of the Sidewise Award for alternate history were announced at World Fantasy Con on Friday, October 27. SHORT FORM Wole Talabi, “Dreams of Electric Mothers,” Africa Risen: A New Era of Speculative Fiction, edited by Sheree Renée Thomas, Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, and Zelda Knight...
  18. Sir John Valentine Carden Survives. Part 2.

    Following the German organization, the 9th would have two tank regiments and two infantry brigades of two infantry battalions each. The tank regiments would probably be from the 28th Armoured Brigade; let's say the 5th Royal Innskilling Dragoon Guards (the "Skins"; L. E. G. Oates was in its...
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