The German aircraft carrier SMS Richthofen in the North Atlantic during fleet exercises, circa 1963
That’s what I assume would happen also. I can see the government making a big show of it that the return to D.C. symbolizes the two countries finally being reunited.I would think that after the dissolution of the CSA, Washington would return to being the Capital of the United States. The only reason why Philadelphia was used was because it was further from the US-CS border, and it was used up until the beginning of GW1
Maybe Harry Turtledove made a research error, as Thompson was born in a Southern state. Although he could have easily moved North...…………...It was mentioned in the book The Grapple that the Thompson submachine gun was used by the U.S. Army. It was used by one of Armstrong Grimes men in his new unit.
Kentucky was one of those states that sided with the USA during the Civil War, so it is possible that after the end of the war of secession, people who were loyal to the US leftMaybe Harry Turtledove made a research error, as Thompson was born in a Southern state. Although he could have easily moved North...…………...
More than likely, given all the other minor and major errors Dr. Turtledove made in the books. However, it is plausible for him to settle down in Post-1917 Kentucky as a U.S. citizen and have his gun be used by the U.S. army.Maybe Harry Turtledove made a research error, as Thompson was born in a Southern state. Although he could have easily moved North...…………...
I wasn't talking about after the Great War where Thompson moved. I was talking about after his family moved out of Kentucky after it joined the CSA after they won their independence.More than likely, given all the other minor and major errors Dr. Turtledove made in the books. However, it is plausible for him to settle down in Post-1917 Kentucky as a U.S. citizen and have his gun be used by the U.S. army.
When was the biopic of Featherston made? and was it released in the United States too?
Nice addition. I liked how you added a synonym for the "Confederate helmet" ITTL as a "Sydenham Helmet". Good reference to the inventor of the M1 Helmet in OTL. I'm surprised there isn't a Wikipedia article on the guy!The Story of the 1st Honor Guards Motorized Divison of the President Jacob Featherston
Good pictures and great story!The Battle of Oak Alley Plantation
I... actually don't know of the OTL group. Who is it? Is it the SS?Story of the Donner Brigade
I bet all of you reading this knows what OTL Group that I am basing this off of.
Really good! I wished you would have added the other flag backgrounds on the other guns within their own columns, except for the former Confederacy, for obvious reasons.Some graphics that I had made for TL-191
A catalog page from Shotgun News made in 2002.
I don't know much about Navy stuff, but it's nice to hear about this gap being filled in TL-191.Confederate Admirals during the Second Great War
I've always thought that even though the Confederacy never completely controlled U.S. land besides Ohio, Sequoyah(?), some parts beyond the U.S.-C.S. border, Haiti, the Bahamas, and Bermuda; the CSA was able to do some long-distance bombing over New York City, Indianapolis, Detroit, and St. Louis. (Maybe Philadelphia? Baltimore? D.C.?)the Singer Building in New York City being repaired after being partially destroyed during a confederate air raid in New York City in 1944, during the raid a confederate bomber plane dropped a bomb directly at the spire, blowing up the spire and making the remaining upper floors collapse and fall in to the streets below (crushing 2 american barrels). reducing the size of the former skyscraper from 612 feet to only 413 feet. The tower blazed through out the night but in the morning it was no longer the 7th tallest building in the world any more, even the charred skeleton of the Philadelphia city hall was taller. Although Jake Featherston had a personal interest in architecture he was pleased to here that another American land mark was destroyed. after the war the singer building was left abandoned until 1957 when repairs begun the building was fully restored in 1959 and was re-opened in 1960.
singer Building being fixed in 1959 (left) and the Singer Building today in 2020 (right)
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Based on some research I could find, the Bush family would more than likely be a Union family. James Smith Bush would have never met and married Harriet Eleanor Fay from Savannah, Georgia. There IS a character named Herbert Walker in TL-191 but it was not intended to be a reference for the H.W. Bush. However, I'd imagine that this "Herbert Walker" might have looked similar to OTL H.W. Bush.George HW Bush was the confederate bomber that destroyed the Singer Building and other houses and buildings in air raids at the United States during the Second Great War. After the C.S.A surrendered Bush was on a bomber plane when he herd on the radio that the C.S.A surrendered, the bomber plane flew back to a air strip but when they got back to the ground 30 Yankees held them at gun point all of the people on the plane stepped off the plane and were arrested. Bush was later acquitted but when it was founded out that Bush too part to many air raids killing lots of people he was arrested and was sent to a 76 year prison sentence. today Bush is still alive but on parole now he's living in a suburban house in Florida. In a recent interview he stated that he is now a changed man, he no longer has racist views ageist black ppl and a hatred ageist the United States. BTW Bush did not mean to destroy the singer building, he was just doing his job and he destroyed the singer building purely coincidental.
George HW Bush during the second great war (Left) and Bush being escorted out of prison in 2020 (right)
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I LOVE this!The Battle of Greenland
A photo of Union troops offloading from a troopship at the port of Nuuk, circa 1942.
British soldiers landing at the town of Tasiilaq, circa 1942.
Following the British takeover of the Danish colonies of the Faroe Islands and Iceland, the US High Command were concerned that the British will certainly try and take the Danish colony of Greenland, which they fear that the British would use as a base to attack Union warships off the coast of Labrador and potentially try to invade Union controlled Canada. In early May of 1942, the Union Naval High Command under Earnest J. King would devise Operation North Star, which was a plan for the Union Military to move in and to occupy Greenland in order to prevent a potential British occupation, but it was also to put pressure on the British Garrison on Iceland. The operation called for the initial forces to be comprised of elements two U.S. Army Infantry divisions, a Marine division, a detachment of the US Navy Seabees (who were to build important infrastructure on Greenland), and also a Paratroop brigade. The ad hoc Naval Unit that was formed to transport them there was Task Force 43 which was commanded by Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan. TF 43 would consist of Callaghan's flagship, the USS Los Angeles, the light cruisers USS Duluth, Helena, and Marblehead, 12 destroyers, 7 troopships, and three LSTs. As for the ground forces, most of them were pulled from the garrisons of the territories of Labrador and Newfoundland, with them being backed with some 75mm pack howitzers, an anti-aircraft detachment with 10 40mm AA guns, and 6 M2A4 light barrels. As for the paratroops, the plan was is that they were to dropped into Greenland by C46 Commando transports days before the arrival of the Task Force 43. Around the same time as the Union forces were forming their plan, the British were also putting together their operation in Greenland, which was codenamed as Operation Doomsday. Their landing force consisted of the heavy cruisers HMS York and HMS Dorsetshire, the light cruisers Arethusa, Orion, Emerald, and Dido, 10 destroyers, and 9 troopships. The landing force had two regular Infantry battalions, elements of the Grenadier Guards, No. 4 Commando, and elements of the Royal Marines alongside an Anti-Aircraft company and some Royal Engineers for support.
USS Duluth (CL-60) preparing to set sail with TF 43 from Cartwright Naval Base in Labrador to Greenland, circa May of 1942.
On May 24th, 1942, Task Force 43 would set sail from Cartwright to land the ground troops on Greenland, at the same time, the aircraft that were to transport the paratroops had took off from their airbases in Labrador. However there only 6 C46 Commandos available for their disposal, and so the remainder of the paratroops either arrived aboard C47s or on C79s (which were Ju-52s in Union service.) The latter aircraft had ran out of fuel when they had reached the Greenland coast, and so had to crash land.
A photograph of several Union paratroopers on the outskirts of Nanortalik after landing, note a C79 in the background preparing to crash land.
The day after the first Union forces landed in Greenland, the British forces unit Force L had arrived in Greenland, first landing at Tasiilaq on the 24th, then at Prins Christianssund on the 25th, and a detachment of the Royal Marines with the destroyer HMS Isis had attempted at landing at Nanortalik on the same day. But were driven off by the Union paratroops and local militia, and a day later, the elements of Task Force 43 had reached that village, dropping an engineer detachment with an infantry company. On that same day, the main force would arrive on the western coast of Greenland, notably offloading troops at Nuuk and Paamiut. With a few weeks, several clashes between the British and the allied Union-Danish forces had occured, notably at Ikeq Island, where the 5th Marine Company clashed with No. 4 Commando, which the resulting firefight had left 8 Union and 9 British dead.
The aftermath of a skirmish that occurred on July 16th, 1942, which the British would defeat a US Army platoon at the settlement of Tasiusaq. Which they had killed 14 men and captured the rest while only suffering 16 dead and 11 wounded.
A postwar war painting about the Raid on Nanortalik, which had occurred on September 11th, 1942. The raid was conducted by the Royal Navy as an attempt to capture the Union base, which saw the British sinking two destroyers and four cargo ships while damaging the cruisers Los Angeles (which a shell from the HMS Dido had killed Admiral Callaghan) and Helena and another destroyer, in return, the British would only loose the destroyer HMS Kelly.
The Battle of Greenland would last until August of 1943 when the Union Forces captured the settlement of Tasiilaq from the British after a week long siege. This battle would see the loss of 1,632 men dead, 2,201 wounded, and 104 missing for the Union along with 4 destroyers, 2 troopships, and 7 cargo ships sunk, 14 fighters, 15 cargo planes, and 2 bombers lost. The British would have 2,122 men killed, 2,891 wounded, and 82 missing along with 5 destroyers, 3 cargo ships, a submarine, and the cruiser HMS Orion sunk, and 13 fighters and 7 bombers shot down. Though this campaign has been badly overlooked by other battles during the war, none the less, this would be the only time other than the Battles of Bermuda, where the Union troops had come face to face with British soldiers during the Second Great War.
Excellent choices. Thank you for using some of my ideas.And yet another compilation of photos
A gun crew of a Union M1938 40mm AA gun at Selfridge Airbase outside of Detroit, circa 1942.
A Confederate crewed M1935 40mm AA gun along the coast of Virginia, circa 1942. The Bofors 40mm AA gun was of Swedish origin, during the Second Great War, numerous nations on both the Central Powers and the Radius would use this model.
Confederate soldiers operating a Hotchkiss Infantry Gun in Northern Virginia, circa 1917.
Polish soldiers operating a Colt M1895 Machine-Gun as part of a Military Exchange Program in rural Ohio, circa 1922.
A photo of Polish Army General Juliusz Mórel, circa 1937. During the Second Great War, Morel was the commander of the Polish 2nd Army, which took part in the battle of Brest-Livtosk in 1941 and the Battle of Warsaw in 1942. Interestingly, Juliusz Morel was in fact a distant relative of the Union Army General Irving Morrell and even met him during his time as a military attache to the United States in 1932.
A photo of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, circa 1939. During the Second Great War, Goering was the Commander-in-Chief of the German Kaiserliche Luftwaffe.
A photo of Albert "Al" Koenig, circa 1934. Al Koenig was the younger brother of Secretary General Ferdinand Koenig, whom Al turned to be the complete opposite of his older brother. Al Koenig would be involved in many clandestine Anti-Freedomite groups throughout the CSA and helped smuggle Black-Confederates out of the country, often faking his brother's signatures. Whenever he was arrested for Anti-Freedomite activities, Al would use his brother's position to get him out of said situations. He was arrested following the war and put on trial at the Nashville War Crimes Tribunal, but testimonies by the people that he helped had all charges against him dropped. In the present day, Al Koenig has become a widely celebrated anti-Freedomite and a hero to the African-American community, whom hold Al in very high regard.
Edda Goering, circa 1982. In 1984, Edda Goering would win a landslide victory as the head of the German Centre Party, becoming the First Female Chancellor of Germany serving 1984 to 1991. During her time as Chancellor, her administration enacted reforms and had established relations with newly independent nations that were colonies of the Japanese Empire following it's breakup in 1990.
Ernst Rohm of the German National Socialist German Worker's Party, circa 1938. In the early 1920s, Rohm, Rudolf Hess, and a few other veterans of the First Great War would form the Actionist National Socialist German Worker's Party aka the NSDAP. Unlike the CSA, France, and England, German Actionist Parties such as the NSDAP would never gain too much popularity, in fact, at it's height in 1932, it would only have a 1,000 members and 2 seats in the Reichstag. In 1941 after war broke out, the German Authorities would arrest all senior members of the NSDAP including Rohm under suspicions that they were fifth columnists for the Radius. Rohm and his colleagues would be charged for sedition in 1942 and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment at Spandau. Rohm would be released from prison in 1948 and would live a quiet life until his death in 1963. Today, whereas the Silvershirts, Falangists, Freedomites, and Actionists are well known and are household names, the NSDAP has largely been forgotten about. In the Speculative Fiction Series known as Northern Victory by Larry Frenchen, a fictionalized version NSDAP was a part of the later part of the series as a analogue to the Confederate Freedom Party.
Sometime during the late 90's or early 2000.When was the biopic of Featherston made? and was it released in the United States too?