So we already have computers geeks?

The natural evolution of students...

The world has always had its tinkerers but for much of that time many of the advances were obtained by those with the money and leisure to pursue their interests. The industrial revolution accelerated the process. IMHO the general availability of electricity and things based on it gave rise to what we currently characterise as geeks, initially telegraphy and radio. Computers are the logical extension of this.
 
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Part 42, Chapter 545
Chapter Five Hundred Forty-Five


26th May 1946

Berlin

After all the planning and production, just like that it was over. There was something profoundly sad about the sound of chairs being stacked and the workers beginning the process of cleaning the Hall up, like the air going out of a balloon with a slow leak. After what had happened few weeks earlier Helene had made it clear that if anyone messed this day up then she would happily kill them, and it was clear that it was not an idle threat. She didn’t need to be staring Kat directly in the eye when she said that because it was obvious what she was talking about, but she had. Now it was nearly midnight, most of the guests had gone home, the bride and groom had left hours earlier to catch the train to their honeymoon in Italy. Kat and Gerta were sharing one of the leftover bottles of champagne and watching as it all got taken down. Their dates for the night had wandered off somewhere.

“A least the ceremony was nice” Kat said, “Too bad that it was just window dressing for the massive egos of the von Richthofen family.”

“Don’t be that way, Kat” Gerta replied as she handed the bottle back to Kat.

“You enjoyed repeatedly being the punchline in the toasts earlier?” Kat asked, “Particularly the line from Graf von Richthofen about how we can be expected to burn the house down now that Helene will no longer be there to keep an eye on us.”

“We were only mentioned a few times” Gerta said, when it came to personal embarrassment Kat was always prone to overstatement.

“And that included a joke about what my wedding would be like” Kat said indignantly, “Me wearing full dress uniform while the groom wears the dress and we ride off together into the sunset on a Panzer with the 1st Fallschirmjäger Division as an escort.”

“Well, your brother did lay that on a little thick” Gerta replied, “And I don’t think that Douglas would agree to wear a dress.”

That caused the bottom to fall out of Kat’s stomach. She had never imagined that she would live this long and the thought of that made her want to run as far from here as she could. Things with Doug had been simple until they hadn’t been. Suddenly, she was in a steady relationship and she was terrified that he would soon want more. That would probably be the end of it.

“Sorry, but we need these chairs” One of the workers said to them. It was late, and it was time to go.

Kat got to her feet and noticed that her head was swimming, she had really had too much to drink tonight. She never had liked drinking and knew that she would hate having done this in the morning. Doug was waiting by the door with Kat’s coat with Kurt Knispel. She was still mortified about what Helene’s mother had said she’d done. She’d hugged, kissed and told him that she loved him several times. In the weeks since Doug had acted like if nothing had happened, but Kat had absolutely no doubts about whether he was thinking about it or not. She had noticed that Knispel was a Major earlier that evening. When had that happened? She still thought of the Bohemian as the Aide of Gerta’s father, he’d really come up in the world since then. Kat had been surprised to find out that Gerta had asked him to be her escort for the wedding. It did make sense if one could get their brain into Gerta’s convoluted way of thinking.

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Peter had been called away from the wedding early as he had an emergency to deal with. Many Doctors who had attained his present station would be content to be administrators, delegating responsibility and not getting their hands dirty. Peter had no desire to do that. A patient that he had been working directly with was in the mental ward again. He’d had a violent episode in the flop house he’d been staying in and the police had brought him in for his own protection. One glance at the man and Peter knew what he was dealing with.

Berlin had long been home to several of the largest pharmaceutical corporations in the world. When Soviet War had broken out they had stepped up in hopes playing a role on the defense of Germany. The result had been several drugs that had been passed out like candy among the Heer and Luftwaffe units, mostly as various forms of methamphetamine and morphine. The job of sorting out the resulting mess had increasingly fallen on the Medical Service. To Peter it felt like trying to shovel a ton of sand with a soup spoon.

The man who Peter was trying to talk to was further gone than most. Emaciated, rotten teeth, open sores covering his hands and face. The patient was strapped down, but nothing had been done yet about his clothes which had apparently been worn for weeks unwashed. Unresponsive, hallucinating and screaming were the only determinations that Peter could reach. As much as Peter hated to do it he ordered the patient to be sedated, considering the likely cocktail of drugs that he’d been ingesting it would probably take enough sedative to knock out an elephant to do the job. Later, they could start to have the discussion as to what to do about this particular individual in the longer term.

Looking at the clock, Peter saw that it was after midnight. Between the wedding that he had attended with Doctor Tangeman and this latest thing it had been a long day.
 
The idea that the actions of America are examples of them taking "stupid pills" is interesting if only because it demonstrates the idea that hindsight is always 20/20. The actions of the United States in this time line seem like short sighted mistakes but only in the context of looking at it from OTL in 2017. If you took public opinion polls of the US population they would overwhelmingly think that sitting out the Second World War was the right call and you do not want to even think about what that same population thought about minorities. The Manhattan Project in OTL was infiltrated by the NKVD in an effort that looks very clumsy from our perspective which begs the question of what would happen if the program was infiltrated by an agency more capable of subtlety and subversion. As for the Deep South, that is a powder keg waiting to go off. Without the social mobility that had resulted from WW2, both the draft and massive expansion of the aerospace industry on the West Coast, that seems like it was bound to happen. A minor detail that is forgotten, the Battle of the Bulge started the process that ended with the US Military being integrated.

However, if you want an excellent example of an entire nation not only taking a dose of stupidity though malice, stupidity and ignorance. Then repeatedly doubling down on that. You don't have to look any further than American history since around 1960.

Well I'd 'buy' that as an excuse but for the fact it's not only America doing this. Sure the public opinion was against the going to war for "Europe's" problems... Again. But that didn't equate to sitting fat, dumb and happy within our 'ocean borders'. Oh and it pretty much ONLY applied to Europe as the average American was pretty peeved about Japan and China. The NKVD "penetration" of the Manhattan Project WAS clumsy and amateurish, which is why it was so hard to detect as we'd expected a professional job of it. Instead they were handed the information by the very people who NEEDED to have that information, and for the most part were the few who knew what that information was being used for and why. Once that "team" was dispersed the infiltration fell apart. The fact is, (it's right there in the history) "Soviet" intelligence never got an single agent into the project. They didn't need to as there were plenty of scientist and technicians that didn't trust the US with a monopoly on the "bomb" or any other "Capitalistic" nation for that matter.

If you take that to the same conclusion TTL then the German project, (and British, French and Italian as well) will be riddled with many of the same 'leakers' looking to ensure that no one nation has that kind of power. They would of course prefer to give the information to a less 'Imperialistic/Capitalistic' nation but those are in short supply atm. I'd bet more on just a general 'leak' campaign so no one can hide them and force the international community to 'deal' with them.

No arguments on the South. They were never punished for the ACW nor made to actually face the 'consequences' of their efforts so it continues even to today. And actually military 'integration' was reality BEFORE WWI and we can thank Woodrow Wilson for it as it was done on his executive order. FDR and Truman discussed it a lot and the majority of the military leadership agreed that it was wasteful, (both economically and operationally) and should be reversed. Operationally they couldn't do it during the war but it was done as soon as it could be arranged after. Had Dewey been elected he was also going to move that way. TTL that would be about the best Dewey could do to attempt the defuse the situation. It won't happen though, for one it's probably too late for another the Southern Democrats will be pushing, (publicly) the issue of "Negro Violence" and the fact that there are "divisions" of armed Negro's that the nation should be fearing, watching, etc.

Let me get the main point of this post though:
I'm going to sit back and enjoy the story. Great writing, wonderful characters and all around interesting. I'm just going to suspend my disbelief and enjoy the show. PM has an arc and I no longer want to significantly derail or take away from that

However;
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Correct me if I'm wrong,
but I do not think that the USA have some "right" to get it right.

As an American let me assure you that you are not wrong. America in general tends to get it more 'wrong' than right as can be seen from OTL history.
When America seriously considered enterering WWI (pre-POD mind you) they rapidly found their military, which while technically 'on-par' with European armed forces but still mostly organized as they were during the ACW, was sub-par for the mission. MORE disturbing was the fact American Aviation technology and knowledge was almost a decade behind that of Europe. That was frightening as the US considered itself the birthplace of heavier than air flight yet it had fallen so significantly behind the world in less than a decade. Why?
Because American had politicized and legally crippled itself ON PURPOSE and had pretty well 'frozen' aeronautical development. NACA was established to 'correct' this issue. And it worked pretty well. No nation that gets it 'wrong' and does nothing to fix the problem survive for long.

IF it were ONLY America that was consistently getting it 'wrong' I'd have vastly less of an issue but it's not just the US. Pretty much everyone BUT Germany is making poor and out of character choices. As I noted though, I will no longer worry about it.

On the other hand, again Imo, the USA did nothing out of character for them.

Vastly out of character actually, as have been France, England and other nations "character". But it's needed for the story development so as I noted I'm going to simply suspend my disbelief and read on.

And that they could develop a "racial" sickness so to say is something that is eminently possible. There was enough racial tension in OTL, in here we see a USA that is not tempered by the mistakes and excesses of Nazi Germany. So how would they know and or suspect the problems they may court?

A large majority of people were WELL aware of the 'problems' with racism and had been since the end of the ACW. "Dealing" with them was and always has been the issue because there is no course short of 'force' of some kind to make changes in what is culturally and personally an institutionalized attitude. Racism has never been based on any 'rational' or 'logical' basis but pure emotional and mental training. The pattern for that was never broken or stamped out OTL, only suppressed. In a similar manner the US is technically vulnerable to succumbing and subsuming ourselves into waves of Religious hysteria, (RHH had that one nailed; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If_This_Goes_On—) and often multiples at the same time when in crisis. Or problem is one of sustainment and ability to reach a 'critical mass' enough to fully enact such 'craziness' on a fully national scale. But it could happen. In fact I can't see a way PM can effectively avoid it TTL otherwise the US is going to be a long term 'threat' to the German Empire. Not a military one, (thought that's possible as in seeking a 'balancing' agent against the resurgent and powerful Germany they have always feared both France and England will naturally look to the US) but economically and industrially.

Since 1900, (technically before but in keeping with the forum break this thread is in....) the US has such a heavy industrial advantage that at any point they CHOOSE to utilize it fully they can out produce anyone they choose. The Great Depression stagnated that quite a bit and TTL's version is worse but the US still has that capability and infrastructure available when it decided to use it.
And nothing the Germans have developed is (actually) secret or advanced enough that it cannot be 'figured-out' in more than a few years. And while Germany could produce higher quality they cannot produce in the quantity and as cheaply as the US can once they are started. And in TTL the US doesn't have to 'convert' from a war industry to civil. This is the main 'threat' the US represents.

On the balance, I find it very possible that a USA that has no negative example of racism and other negative -isms that Europe provided OTL that it could slide into something very unhealthy for this TL. Will it destroy the USA? As we know it most certainly, but probably not as a country. It will have many more problems than OTL. But without its preeminence I could very likely foresee a very bumpy road until it gets itself onto an even keel.
Could it take some years or even decades? Yes, but if you see the OTL problems in race relations even today, maybe a bitter medicine early on could help it in the long run.

You have two sides that WANT this to happen and as I noted "something" needs to happen so I'd say it's inevitable and it won't be at all as 'tame' as OTL 60s was.

Randy
 
Part 42, Chapter 546
Chapter Five Hundred Forty-Six


29th May 1946

Kiel

Sig was typing furiously on his typewriter when he should have been eating lunch.

Bert looked from the typewriter to the pages sitting Sig’s desk. “I thought that you were going to wait a bit before you became persona-non-grata with the local newspaper?” He asked.

Sig shot Bert a sour look and Bert didn’t care. It was one of Sig’s least endearing traits, he would go through articles in the newspapers and do a point by point refutation of what he considered wrong, mostly relating to differences of opinion. Bert however understood what the score really was. Once the newspapers figured out who Sig was and his chronic inability to keep letters to the Editor at a reasonable length, they binned his letters the instant they arrived without reading them. He’d learned that from a student he’d tutored who had opened mail at the Berliner Tageblatt. They actually knew Sigmund Kappel extremely well.

“You’d think he’d have done enough typing while working this morning” Wendell said from the couch where he was eating his lunch. They were following a pattern that had been established over the prior weeks. They would work all morning, knock off for lunch. Then sometime in the afternoon Admiral von Schmidt would turn up and they would show the results of their activities. Bert knew better than to complain about the arrangement. He’d spoken with the Admiral’s Aides and they had told him that von Schmidt spent his days running the Fleet in its entirety. There was a bit of controversy at the moment because Admiral von Schmidt had delayed the plans for the Fleet’s new heavy units in favor of dozens of new light units with the speed and range to operate in the distant South Pacific. There had been an off the record meeting in the office of the warehouse with several high-profile journalists where on an unused portion of the chalkboard the word DESTROYERS had been written and underlined, twice. Even Bert understood what that meant.

The thing they had been working on all morning had been coding the program that would enable Preussen to talk to Rhineland. It was far from simply a matter of running a phone line between the two computers. There was also the binary program that the Admiral had cooked up to run the basic functions of the computers, freeing up the rest for more advanced functions, before they had arrived. That was totally unlike anything they had ever seen before. Wendell was trying to a handle on what that could do.


Fano, Italy

They might have had no real time-table, but it had come as a surprise to Helene that during the first couple of days of their honeymoon they had never left their hotel room. It was deeply ironic that after the big production of the wedding and the days of preparation beforehand, all Hans and Helene wanted to do when they had arrived in Fano was sleep and revel in the fact that they didn’t have to be anywhere or do anything for a few weeks. Not that they didn’t do other things in the meantime, but eventually they had ventured from the room and spent exploring the old city with the narrow cobblestone streets. Tomorrow, they were planning on moving on, they hadn’t made up their minds as to exactly where yet.

As Helene waded in the water of the Mediterranean Sea as the sun set she realized that it didn’t matter where they went. At prompting of his sister Hans had approached Helene a few weeks earlier and had told her that her life with him would probably be a radical departure from what she’d known before and he had his doubts if that was the right thing to do. Helene had said to him it didn’t matter and that was the truth. It was a future they would face together.


Seattle, Washington

A few days before she departed for Germany it happened almost exactly the way that Kat said it would, that they would approach her at home where they knew she would be. They would also do it at a time when she would be embarrassed about getting picked up by the FBI in front of her family. Kat had advised her not to put up any resistance or create a scene. They had brought her into a windowless interrogation room where the goal was clearly to intimidate her.

“Do you know who this woman is?” Her Interrogator asked. It was a photograph of Kat, the one taken of her in Judenbach. Kat’s advice was to not attempt to lie or evade.

“That’s Katherine” Nancy said, “I’ve had her for a pen pal for years. Is she in some sort of trouble?”

“No” The Interrogator replied, he was clearly surprised by having someone just tell him the truth, “But you might be.”

Regardless of what they said, Nancy had not actually done anything illegal, Kat had said. So long as Nancy stuck with the plan they wouldn’t actually have anything on her.

“I’ve not done anything wrong” Nancy replied, with as much self-assurance as she could muster.

“You admit to maintaining correspondence with an Agent of a foreign Government” The Interrogator snapped, “Do you have any idea how dangerous this woman is? Do have any idea of the sort of trouble you’re in young lady?”

Kat had said that at that point there would be no point in being brave. Nancy would feel scared, show it. The Interrogator watched as Nancy burst into tears and tried to explain that she had been put in touch with Katherine through her church, and that she had thought that Katherine was just a volunteer in the German Airforce. The man wouldn’t show it but if he had any sense of shame he would be feeling like a total heel at that point. Then Nancy was to spend the next several minutes acting panicked, petrified and be impossible to reach. At that point they would start trying to talk her down.

Instead her Interrogator had fled the room, he’d come back a few minutes later with a woman who shot daggers with her eyes at the man as she tried to get Nancy to calm down. Her life wasn’t over. She’d just made a minor mistake.

“Is there something I can do?” Nancy asked.

That was when the offer that Kat said would come, came. Nancy was travelling to Europe anyway, this was an excellent opportunity to get an informant within the inner circle of Countess von Mischner. The woman was from the US State Department, so she would be the one who Nancy would broker the deal through. All that left was in some ways the most important part. Nancy wasn’t to use the words, what’s in it for me? But that would be in effect what Nancy would be saying.

In the end, the agreement was that all Nancy would have to do was go into the US Embassy in Berlin and report what Countess von Mischner was up to. In return the US Government was going to cover many of Nancy’s expenses while she was in Germany. They had to talk her into taking that deal.

Kat would be so proud when Nancy told her how it had all worked out.
 
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Oh State Department, you're like a piccolo, so simple, even an amateur can play you. x'D

Of course, having an expert give you some tuition first doesn't hurt either...
 
In the end, the agreement was that all Nancy would have to do was go into the US Embassy in Berlin and report what Countess von Mischner was up to. In return the US Government was going to cover many of Nancy’s expenses while she was in Germany. They had to talk her into taking that deal.

Kat would be so proud when Nancy told her how it had all worked out.

Kat and Nancy will need to work out what gets reported to the State Department, at least some of which will have to be corroborated by other sources. Kat will have to brief the Sisterhood about what's happening, too - maybe State can develop multiple sources ($ ka-ching).
 
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IF it were ONLY America that was consistently getting it 'wrong' I'd have vastly less of an issue but it's not just the US. Pretty much everyone BUT Germany is making poor and out of character choices. As I noted though, I will no longer worry about it.

Um...France made a big mistake expelling the Jews and got kicked out of Indochina much earlier (though that is probably to their longer term benefit). But they, Britain and the Netherlands should all be much more economically solvent, more independent of the USA and enjoying higher living standards than in OTL 1946. Korea has escaped war and division and will modernise much sooner. As will China, South East Asia and Taiwan. And Japan has escaped a hard occupation and will now adopt a more peaceful path. And Russia has started to develop a workable economy two and a half generations earlier. Technology is more advanced, TV has arrived earlier. Penicillin should arrive any minute now. So what poor choices are these countries making at the minute?
The USA has not been economically and socially transformed by its war economy as OTL and that has disadvantaged it no question. But TV will have a transformative effect on politics and it won't have a Vietnam OTL. And its aviation and automobile industries will continue to grow. However they won't grow unsustainably big TTL and have to contract as much as OTL.
I personally think Peabody-Martini is sensibly factoring in what the differences of no WW2 as we know it would be to the world myself. OTL, the USA was the big beneficiary of the war so they will do a bit worse TTL. But I suspect if any OTL Briton, Frenchman, Italian, Dutchman or Asian of 1946 could see his counterpart in TTL's 1946 he would be thinking "Lucky sod!".
 
she’d known before
Hans you are a Major in the Heer with a high probability that you will be commanding your regiment in a couple of years. You are making around $350 (1946 dollars based on OTL US Army pay instead of Nazi Heer pay) a month on your base pay alone.

You have been at war for two years as an officer even after the engagement and wedding rings, you have enough saved up in war bonds that you will be paying cash for that new house plus a car. After which you still have money in the bank.

Now at first I thought yes you won't have her daddy's estate, but then I thought bridal dower, and in Prussian Junker society you would have to bestow a dower. Now that daddy is a count he can allow his old title to devolve on his daughter without screwing over his son and heir or he could pass on the dower from his mother.

There is also the fact that your bride has been earning at least half a lieutenant's pay as an auxiliary. With no place to spend it on until the war ended.

And finally how much do you want to bet that you are on the shortlist for a Knighthood.
 
How goes the Philippines TTL?

Pretty sure they're independent now after the Commonwealth.

Does Quezon still develop tuberculosis TTL?
 
Chapter Five Hundred Forty-Six


29th May 1946



Seattle, Washington

A few days before she departed for Germany it happened almost exactly the way that Kat said it would, that they would approach her at home where they knew she would be. They would also do it at a time when she would be embarrassed about getting picked up by the FBI in front of her family. Kat had advised her not to put up any resistance or create a scene. They had brought her into a windowless interrogation room where the goal was clearly to intimidate her.

“Do you know who this woman is?” Her Interrogator asked. It was a photograph of Kat, the one taken of her in Judenbach. Kat’s advice was to not attempt to lie or evade.

“That’s Katherine” Nancy said, “I’ve had her for a pen pal for years. Is she in some sort of trouble?”

“No” The Interrogator replied, he was clearly surprised by having someone just tell him the truth, “But you might be.”

Regardless of what they said, Nancy had not actually done anything illegal, Kat had said. So long as Nancy stuck with the plan they wouldn’t actually have anything on her.

“I’ve not done anything wrong” Nancy replied, with as much self-assurance as she could muster.

“You admit to maintaining correspondence with an Agent of a foreign Government” The Interrogator snapped, “Do you have any idea how dangerous this woman is? Do have any idea of the sort of trouble you’re in young lady?”

Kat had said that at that point there would be no point in being brave. Nancy would feel scared, show it. The Interrogator watched as Nancy burst into tears and tried to explain that she had been put in touch with Katherine through her church, and that she had thought that Katherine was just a volunteer in the German Airforce. The man wouldn’t show it but if he had any sense of shame he would be feeling like a total heel at that point. Then Nancy was to spend the next several minutes acting panicked, petrified and be impossible to reach. At that point they would start trying to talk her down.

Instead her Interrogator had fled the room, he’d come back a few minutes later with a woman who shot daggers with her eyes at the man as she tried to get Nancy to calm down. Her life wasn’t over. She’d just made a minor mistake.

“Is there something I can do?” Nancy asked.

That was when the offer that Kat said would come, came. Nancy was travelling to Europe anyway, this was an excellent opportunity to get an informant within the inner circle of Countess von Mischner. The woman was from the US State Department, so she would be the one who Nancy would broker the deal through. All that left was in some ways the most important part. Nancy wasn’t to use the words, what’s in it for me? But that would be in effect what Nancy would be saying.

In the end, the agreement was that all Nancy would have to do was go into the US Embassy in Berlin and report what Countess von Mischner was up to. In return the US Government was going to cover many of Nancy’s expenses while she was in Germany. They had to talk her into taking that deal.

Kat would be so proud when Nancy told her how it had all worked out.

Reminds me of a story the late Seán MacBride told about when in lived in an apartment in with Eamon De Valera. This found the landlord searching their waste bin. He confessed that British agent paid him for the contents. Macbride got the landlord to share the money he got from the British with him self and DEV.

MacBride might make an inserting character for your story. He spoke French as a first language as he went to school in France when his farther was on the run from the British. Ian Flemming would not like him. He might be useful to Kat if she needs lawyer who can speak French.

Seán MacBride
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MacBride was born in Paris in 1904, the son of Major John MacBride[2] and Maud Gonne. His first language was French. He first studied at the Lycée Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague. He remained in Paris until his father's execution after the Easter Rising of 1916, when he was sent to school at Mount St Benedict's, Gorey, County Wexford in Ireland. In 1919, aged 15, he joined the Irish Volunteers, which fought as part of the Irish Republican Army, and took part in the Irish War of Independence. He opposed the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty and was imprisoned by the Irish Free State during the Civil War.[3]

On his release in 1924, MacBride studied law at University College Dublin and resumed his IRA activities.[4] He worked briefly for Éamon de Valera as his personal secretary, traveling with him to Rome to meet various dignitaries.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seán_MacBride

Good update on the aftermath of the massive abuse of drugs by the army in wwii.
 
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Near Oranienburg

Every day was the same in this place. Grey concrete walls and steel bars. Anna once had a last name but that was long ago before she had been one of the few examples of someone adjudicated guilty of treason. At the conclusion of her trial the Magistrate had told her that if she were a man she would have been taken directly to the guillotine. Instead her life had been spared to this living death that her cooperation with the investigation had bought her. All that had gotten her was a life in protective custody. The criminal gangs had reach even into the women’s prisons and they had marked her for death. It may have seemed odd that such people would take matters like this so seriously but who said criminals couldn’t be patriots.

Hardly a day passed when Anna didn’t curse the pathetic, stupid person she’d been before. She’d always been a plain girl, training to be a nurse and caring for children had come naturally for her. But that had made her easy to seduce. Anna had learned a harsh lesson as she had cowered in the doorway as bullets few around the hallway. She remembered clearly the sharp smell of cordite and the coppery smell of blood as the man she thought she loved was torn apart by bursts of gunfire and the strength had gone out of her legs.

I lay the whole issue of Anna's involvment at the feet of the Abwehr, 1st Foot and whatever other security services had responsibility for the security of the Palace. This was a classic intelligence tactic and something she should have been warned against. MICE - Money, Ideology, Compromise/Coercion and Ego/Extortion - all play a part of the human factors ('social engineering') in such matters.
 
I wonder if ONI is going to try to reactivate Jack, by now he should have his law degree and with his wartime service he may be able to get a job in a Berlin law firm dealing with international trade and business.
The only problem I can see is that when we last saw Jack, he was so thoroughly disgusted by the whole spy game he will be very reluctant to go back in.
 
I see no reason why they wouldn't be.

We had no issues letting them go post WW2.
The Philippines should be experiencing an economic boom because it became a major supply hub in the Pacific War, and there may have been an increase in light manufacturing for non war products.
Plus with Germany firmly in the Pacific, the United States is probably throwing money at them to keep them in America's orbit.
 
Butterfly and DNA

Did Erwin Schrodinger get job in Dublin in 1940?
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He gave talks on science subjects to the public as part of his job Director of the School for Theoretical Physics at
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. one of these talks inspired the people who discovered DNA.
What Is Life?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_Is_Life?



In 1944, he wrote What Is Life?, which contains a discussion of negentropy and the concept of a complex molecule with the genetic code for living organisms. According to James D. Watson's memoir, DNA, the Secret of Life, Schrödinger's book gave Watson the inspiration to research the gene, which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix structure in 1953. Similarly, Francis Crick, in his autobiographical book What Mad Pursuit, described how he was influenced by Schrödinger's speculations about how genetic information might be stored in molecules.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Schrödinger

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dublin_Institute_for_Advanced_Studies
 
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