"This was brains dripping out of your ears stupidity, squared"

This line perfectly sums up the entire situation. A badly planned coup d'etat during wartime. The firing squads are sure going to be busy.
For this level of treason and in wartime? Keitel will be executed, true, but after a "Closed Trial" and the tender mercies of the Abwehr to gain the info of who else is in this case of Darwin-Award-Worthy Stupid..... then there is a hanging platform waiting for him.
 
For this level of treason and in wartime? Keitel will be executed, true, but after a "Closed Trial" and the tender mercies of the Abwehr to gain the info of who else is in this case of Darwin-Award-Worthy Stupid..... then there is a hanging platform waiting for him.

a bungled hanging platform similar to OTL?
 
In respect of the unknowns, volwogle is currently tasked with faking a set of strategically bad decisions. He might Seem a dangerous madman to the less informed...We'll see I hope.
The changes in society , that was sure to provoke a reaction on many levels, but this seems just an excuse for his own thwarted ambitions.
Cant wait to see how it plays out at the front.
 
Fleet air Command = Flottenluftkommando

Befehl = Order
Kommando = Commando

The usual small stumbling Blocks of different languages With a Common ancestry. ☺️
 
OMG, the legend of Kat and her two sidekicks is getting bigger and bigger. First she takes down the six men send to "arrest" her in front of an TV Crew. Second she uses the TV station as an rallying point to crush the "Putchs" in
the opening stages. Third Guess what the second series will be inspired by.
 
OMG, the legend of Kat and her two sidekicks is getting bigger and bigger. First she takes down the six men send to "arrest" her in front of an TV Crew. Second she uses the TV station as an rallying point to crush the "Putchs" in
the opening stages. Third Guess what the second series will be inspired by.

It's in Kat's office.
 
Part 30, Chapter 339
Chapter Three Hundred Thirty-Nine


18th October 1943

Potsdam

It happened so fast that Gerta didn’t have time to track it. The Oberstlieutenant grabbed Kat by the arm and dragged Kat out from behind her desk. The other men in the room found that amusing for some reason. That was when Helene grabbed Gerta and dragged her to the floor. Kat rounded on the man who’d grabbed her with blinding speed. Gerta heard the crunch of bones breaking as the two of them fell back behind Kat's desk. The men were trying to figure out what had just happened when Kat came back up from behind the desk with a machine pistol. Gerta couldn’t help but notice that she could hear the slap of bullets hitting flesh, the smell of burning cordite and hair. The weapon that Kat was using was suppressed but still it was incredibly loud to Gerta’s ears.

“As I was trying to say before, I’d never hurt anyone who didn’t deserve it” Kat said, the man moaning behind her desk made for a very odd exclamation point on that statement. “Are you two okay?”

Gerta was just staring at Kat with her jaw hanging open. She had heard talk for years about how dangerous Kat was but had never imagined what that actually looked like.

“Looked like you had a flier with this one” Helene said pointing at one of the men with only two holes in his head. The five men had only been armed with side arms, none of which had cleared the holster.

“Who cares” Kat said, “Get Gerta out of here before she gets sick on the rug and makes this an even bigger mess.”

Helene saw that Gerta was pale and shaking. This was bad, they were supposed to protect Gerta from this sort of reality.

Kat watched as Helene led Gerta out. Just as well, Kat didn’t want either of them to see what she was about to do next.

The Oberstlieutenant was trying to get to his feet, with a broken arm and leg that was unlikely. Kat kicked his good leg out from under him and heard him making a choking sound as he stifled a scream. A few more well placed kicks laid him out on his back.

“Perhaps you can tell me how you were planning on putting me in my place?” Kat asked.

The man tried to spit at her. That would not do at all.

Kat drew her karambit from its sheath.

“I find that there is one thing that all men have in common” Kat said, “Do you know what that is?”

The Oberstlieutenant eyes darted back and forth between the look on Kat’s face and the Karambit.

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“His name is Ernst Staller” Kat said to Matthias when he caught up with them “At the court martial he could easily be charged conduct unbecoming and gross indecency.”

“He’s making a lot of claims about what you were going to do to him” Matthias said.

“I didn’t lay a finger on him” Kat said, “I just made a little threat or two.”

“That’s a bad choice of words Ma’am” Matthias said before rejoining the Squad that was carrying Staller off. Kat noted with a bit of approval that they were not being in the least bit careful with the sick bastard.

The Regiment that had been sent to secure the SKA Company had been clumsy in the execution. It had come in the form of pulling lorries up to front of the barracks after having to ask for directions from the 1st Foot Regiment. As far as anyone knew they were still besieging the empty barracks. The problem that they currently had was that the Emperor was being held hostage in his office by General who they were all in agreement was the biggest brownnoser in the entire Heer and there was no way he’d do this on his own. So they couldn’t just kill the twit, they had to make him talk first. As soon as Mathias came back from securing the prisoner Kat would have a meeting with the Feldwebels and they would figure out a way to end this.

Kat rejoined Helene and Gerta. “Tell me about this character you are playing?” Kat asked Gerta.

Gerta smiled and started to tell Kat about the television show. Perhaps Kat would have to arrange to see it after all.

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The phone finally rang and Keitel rushed answer it.

“It’s about time” Keitel said, there was only silence.

“Has the barracks been secured?” Keitel asked, “Hello.”

More silence.

“Hello” Keitel said again.

“It didn’t work” A woman’s voice said.

“Who is this?” Keitel asked.

“Who do you think this is?” The woman said, “It didn’t work and I don’t give second chances to assholes who send slime into my office.”

“You b…” Keitel didn’t have time to finish that before he got clubbed down by SKA Jägers who had rushed the office while he and his men were distracted by the phone call.

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Later the investigation revealed that Keitel was acting on the promises of Wilhelm Frick and Alfred Rosenberg. Two members of the Nationalist faction of the Reichstag, they had been planning on using copies of a series of documents that they had acquired to depose Louis Ferdinand and Chancellor Lang in order to shift the balance of power in Berlin. That was when the problems started. The documents were clever forgeries that had been deliberately leaked to the Russians in order to create a certain course of action that the Heer had been laying the groundwork on for months, Operation Jackdaw. The documents had also painted a false picture of the current political situation in Berlin, as it had turned out the Russians were not the only ones who believed it. It all dovetailed neatly with the worst stereotypes that were frequently espoused by opposition.

Somehow the documents had gone from Russian hands into those of the Nationalists. That was a disturbing enough turn of events but the investigators discovered that they couldn’t go after the conspirators or tell the whole story about what had happened in the Sanssouci Palace just yet. They had to protect the “spy network” that had delivered the documents in the first place.
 
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The Regiment that had been sent to secure the SKA Company had been clumsy in the execution. It had come in the form of pulling lorries up to front of the barracks after having to ask for directions from the 1st Foot Regiment. As far as anyone knew they were still besieging the empty barracks.

Giggle, shades of The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight.

P-M, these last three posts are incredibly funny in spots, and incredibly terrifying in their implications. The Abwehr's counter-intelligence will be wanting a freer hand in chasing spies and Lang's going to have to hold firm to his commitment to resist the expansion of Federal power. Well done, sir; well done indeed.
 
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I'm not surprised that some tried a coup. The fact that they have documents that were sent to the Soviets is evidence of, not just treason in the form of a coup, but collusion with the enemy in time of war. Heads will roll. I'm assuming that Germany still uses the guillotine for most executions, and Keitel doesn't deserve the dignity of a firing squad.

No need to tell the whole story. This is a military matter, so closed tribunals are probably appropriate. I doubt that anyone involved with Kat or in the palace will be writing memoirs.

Great stuff; I was wondering when someone would try something like this.
 
Well, the documents might have come into their possession by being played by soviets*, not neccessarily collusion.

Alternativly somebody inside the OKW not in on the con saw the reports and informed the far right. That would be treason but not "Colluding with the soviets treason".


*They probably have infiltrated the far right.
 
Well, the documents might have come into their possession by being played by soviets*, not neccessarily collusion.

Alternativly somebody inside the OKW not in on the con saw the reports and informed the far right. That would be treason but not "Colluding with the soviets treason".


*They probably have infiltrated the far right.

Must... resist... urge... to make joke...
 
Turtledove material
You are so nominated. In any case, it is a quite realistic scenario - the far right catching a ruse and deciding to act. Luckyly for ITL the putsch went nowhere. A similar thing plays out in carlton_bachs TL. This will cause (or rather, serve as a rally point for) a shift in mentality in both the civil and military society of Germany.
In civil society, this will probably serve to discredit the far-right as well as the far-left in Germany. It will contribute to the lessening of the "Patriotism!" defense and put a stop on jingo. On a more basic level, extremism of all stripes will become suspect and chauvinism will be the mark of the fool (that is, the willfully ignorant) in popular culture. Blinded by the fatherland and such ;-) After the war, there will probably be a strong centrist and rationalist movement in germany, rejecting both the blind traditionalism of the right and the unthinking utopism of the left. Lucky them. May OTL borrow them for a moment?
Also, Germany will probably avoid the social fights of OTLs 20th century, since they are considered resolved by the war. Although this will contribute to the image of germans abroad as cold machines, since their reaction to "Women!", "Blacks!", "Minorities!" and "Socialism!" will be an indifferent "Yes, and?". Thats not to say it will be all roses, but it certaily will be less tumultous than OTL.
In the military, this spells the end of the traditionalist faction. They not only committed treason, they proved themselves to be easily led. Quite a few Generals will find themselves either in retirement or on the frontline (with the expectation that they will bleed for it). Or worse, the may be sent to command the fortresses in A-L (although thats plain cruel). Also, "tussling with the SKA" will become synonymous for deathwish. Basically, the germans will reinvent themselves as masters of industrial war. A frightening prospect.
 
The lesson today is when you go hunting for a Kat, make sure that you have your guns out first or the Kat will rip you some new holes.
 
Later the investigation revealed that Keitel was acting on the promises of Wilhelm Frick and Alfred Rosenberg. Two members of the Nationalist faction of the Reichstag, they had been planning on using copies of a series of documents that they had acquired to depose Louis Ferdinand and Chancellor Lang in order to shift the balance of power in Berlin. That was when the problems started. The documents were clever forgeries that had been deliberately leaked to the Russians in order to create a certain course of action that the Heer had been laying the groundwork on for months, Operation Jackdaw. The documents had also painted a false picture of the current political situation in Berlin, as it had turned out the Russians were not the only ones who believed it. It all dovetailed neatly with the worst stereotypes that were frequently espoused by opposition.

Somehow the documents had gone from Russian hands into those of the Nationalists. That was a disturbing enough turn of events but the investigators discovered that they couldn’t go after the conspirators or tell the whole story about what had happened in the Sanssouci Palace just yet. They had to protect the “spy network” that had delivered the documents in the first place
Quite a quandary. However, this MAY be further exploited.

In the internal aspect, Judgment will be delayed. Although a certain smuggler if still alive in a certain unofficial prison its going to finally get company soon.

However in the next weeks several units of the Heer will be shipped STRAIGHT into Stalingrad, with only basic equipment, and without weapons, as their trains will have stone faced Fallschirmjager
armed to the teeth at the extremes of their trains. Wolvogle just gained some "volunteers" for the Penal Squads.

Whittman's position and public contacts as a golden boy of the Far Right are going to bit him in the ass, as he's going to get "God's Love" and get reassigned with Panzer outfit straight into Asia to his dismay.

At the same time, Grossman and Maria will be approached, namely in order to create the biggest load of bullshit to ever be published in the German Press, in order to keep the facade and make the Russians believe in internal issues, with the promise of revealing the truth in a few weeks more and have them having the exclusive about the failed "October's Fools Putsch", something that they will gleefully do, as they will pretty much kill the Far Right Party with the revelation that not only they were accessory to treason but in truth they had been the pawns of the SOVIETS.

Schultz will have to prepare the "death" of Pujol, possibly a "Heroic" death that would have Stalin giving him the medal of Hero of the Soviet Union, to the giggles of the entire Abwehr.

Oberstleutnant Von Mischner ... or it would be downright Oberst???... Anyway, after this to her groaning resignation, although to this point she may get the idea of share the "misery" , asking that all soldiers and officers of the 1st Foot Guard/SKA to get also a single rank raise to attempt to stop her own rank raise, only to be given that and a TWO Rank raise straight into the Oberst position, to then be sent after her protocol training and this, straight into London and Buckingham Palace, as the Abwehr needs Fleming and his group of NKVD bitches to further the lie.

Going to be hilarious if Burgess its getting instructions from Fleming only to turn, see Kat, scream like a little girl and faint, to her deadpan face and his subordinates behind her what are trying to not giggle like idiots and failing.
.... not sure of what else can happen....
 
Also, Germany will probably avoid the social fights of OTLs 20th century, since they are considered resolved by the war. Although this will contribute to the image of germans abroad as cold machines, since their reaction to "Women!", "Blacks!", "Minorities!" and "Socialism!" will be an indifferent "Yes, and?".

Not so much cold machines but generally puzzled by the cries of outrage. "Would you want your sister to marry one?"

"She did, and wonderful chap he is too. Their children are really striking, want to see pictures?"

"How about your daughter?"

"Helga is six, so we don't have to worry about that for a few years."

"You have socialized medicine! And old-age pensions! People should pay for what they get!"

"And why is that a problem? A healthy society is a happy and productive society. Everyone gets an old-age pension because it makes for a better society. Would you rather we let people die instead of going to a doctor? I don't understand you."
 
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