Perfectly agree but three „intelligence“ agents on the hunt for Rauchbier? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. I‘d be glad if it was only for these three and their bosses.
Intelligence agents shadowing the son of the Kaiser who is a young man, a sailor, in a foreign port and facing some danger (smugglers probably shoot back). Suspect they are looking to see if they can find (or honey trap) some evidence or indiscretion that can be used as leverage at some point in the future.I hope that the Americans don’t do anything stupid, at least more then normal.
Given ONI's previous track record in the field & up against Germans, I'd say that while they might be trying something along those lines, they could try something stupid ala Finley or they COULD end up being mistaken for smugglers by the pan-European anti-smuggling patrols, including one Kaiserliche Marine gunboat. Hell, they could even be mistaken for undercover cops by the smugglers, who could then take... steps. Best case scenario from Louis Jr.'s point of view is that his crew twigs to who they are & decides that some... creative measures, let us say, are required.Intelligence agents shadowing the son of the Kaiser who is a young man, a sailor, in a foreign port and facing some danger (smugglers probably shoot back). Suspect they are looking to see if they can find (or honey trap) some evidence or indiscretion that can be used as leverage at some point in the future.
I try, Sir, I try.You, Sir, are evil! I Like it!
From memory, Dr. Ott wasn't really unhappy with Kiki herself, more that Kiki had been placed into a situation that she was no where near ready for and at a time when he really needed someone with far more experience than she had at the time.In the hours before the long flight to the Caroline Islands, Kiki found herself in University Hospital having lunch with Nora Berg. It seemed that Doctor Holz had phoned and told her that Kiki had managed to get a good score on her State Examination, so when Kiki arrived in the Cafeteria to meet Berg there were dozen other Doctors who Kiki had worked with over the prior years, first as a Volunteer and later as a Medic who were there to congratulate her as well. A big surprise was Doctor Thomas Ott. Kiki had vivid memories of how the Emergency Surgeon had treated her years earlier and today couldn’t have been more different. “You’ve come a long way over the last six years Kristina” Was all that he would say on the subject.
Those important little tools for the jobs that the official tool kit hasn't quite been designed for.Kiki was looking at the canvas strip that held hand tools in pockets that were decidedly not of medical nature. A pair of Channellock pliers, diagonal wire cutters, a set of screwdrivers and an adjustable spanner.
“That is a bit terrifying” Kiki looking at them, thinking about the implications of that as she rolled the canvas up.
“You would be amazed how many times I’ve needed those and not had them, even here in the hospital” Berg replied, “Out where you’ll be, who knows how often that will happen?”
Families happen in their own time. Ones that are forced or pressured* tend to be unhappy affairs. (* Arranged relationships where both parties are willing tend to work.)Everyone assumed that Louis was going to be one of those who left the Navy kicking and screaming when retirement couldn’t be put off anymore. His fast rise from the Academy to Command as well as overwintering in Antarctica were regarded as the actions of someone like Borchardt had just described, no home but the sea. The last time he had been home, he had spent a great deal of time telling stories about his adventures to Nella and Nan with the two girls enraptured. That had caused his father and stepmother to hint at when they might expect him to consider having a family of his own. It was something that he hadn’t put a whole lot of thought into.
Piracy has been an on/off problem/industry in the Adriatic & Ionian seas since what is now Albania & Croatia were called Illyria.“A number of light units from the Italian and Croatian Navies have disappeared recently” Louis said, “Intelligence suspects pirates out of Albania as a likely culprit.”
Will any of the crew of the SS O'Brian remember Cadet von Fischer? And, now that the CIA will clearly know exactly who the skipper of the Windhund is, will shenanigans ensue between the CIA & ONI as they try to carry out their respective missions in regards to Louis Jr.? Inquiring minds wish to know...“Speaking of shit that we don’t need” Borchardt said as Louis could hear the men up on the deck yelling and jeering at something. Getting up from his desk, Louis climbed the ladder to the bridge and saw a familiar ship entering the harbor, the SS O’Brian an old American flagged Tramp Steamer. From Borchardt’s perspective, the O’Brian was owned by a notorious dealer in grey market wares that frequented seaports around Europe, popular with ship’s crews but not with those charged with enforcing the rules. Louis knew better though, on top of everything else the damned CIA had just come to town.
Without a doubt. He may have spent a short while dealing in lumber to throw people off his tracks, but he'll have his fingers in certain pies. And where there's a profit to be turned selling weapons, he'll pop up.I'll bet you there is a certain Mr Thámnos or Mr Çali that is stirring the pot.
Probably has an identity on each side.
We really don't know if they work. They've been tested--but tested like the Mark 14 torpedo, or tested well? Even if they work 50% of the time, that's a chance for survival that they don't have without it. In OTL, they will be part of the kit for some of the newer rockets.Are those any actual good or are they a placebo type thing for the families; "Look Ma, I'm perfectly safe and if anything does go wrong, I'll just use the escape tower".