Part 43, Chapter 547
Chapter Five Hundred Forty-Seven


5th June 1946

Berlin

The constant drone of the airplane’s engines changed pitch as it began its descent through the clouds. For Nancy it was a wonder watching the various flaps and slats deploy on the wings. She’d heard from men she had dated a few times who had worked for Boeing that it was what was needed so that an airplane with wings that were efficient at twenty thousand feet wouldn’t need a runway several miles long to take off and land on. Now she was seeing such a wing in action. There was a loud “Thud!” and the engines changed pitch again and she felt the sudden deceleration as the big airplane applied breaks and the pitch of the propeller blades changed to apply reverse thrust, something that Nancy had also only heard about before.

After the plane had parked, Nancy found herself stepping out the door into a grey afternoon and air that smelled of rain. It looked a lot like airport in Seattle she’d left almost two days earlier until she saw the strange looking airplanes on the flight line painted in the gaudy colors of regional airlines. Then she saw the stark lines of fighter jets on the far side of the runway. She was an extremely long way from home after all.

“Nancy!” She heard a voice call out and she saw Kat standing at the bottom of the movable stairs that Nancy was walking down on the tarmac.

Nancy smiled, Kat had said she’d be here to greet her when she landed. “Is the flight always that long?” She asked, “And what’s the deal with those.”

Kat looked over her shoulder at the fighter planes and just shrugged.

“Those are just planes from the fighter wing that defends the city” Kat said, “Helene flirted shamelessly with them during the war, she got married last week so they’re all in mourning.”

Nancy looked at Kat quizzically. “Helene is your friend, correct?” She asked.

“Yes” Kat said, “Though she’s more of a sister and you can have her room if you are interested.”

That was a bit of a surprise, but of course she was interested. Nancy followed Kat to where the luggage was being unloaded from the cargo hold.

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Getting through Customs turned out to be surprisingly simple. A valid student visa, nothing to declare and the presence of a Gräfin with a frightening reputation saw to that.

The next surprise was then in store when they reached where Kat had parked her car. “I decided that I needed a car of my own” Kat said, “So I bought this a couple months ago.” Nancy almost asked where the rest of it was. It was that small.

After they had finished loading the suitcases into the back of the powder blue car. Kat closed the back hatch and Nancy saw the word “Föhn” in chrome letters on the back next to the letters VW inside a chrome circle.

Kat started the engine and the radio came on, fast paced Jazz filled the car that was about as radically different from the American version as it could be while still being called Jazz. Kat turned off the radio and pulled the car into traffic.

“I know you are tired and had an extremely long flight” Kat said, “But we need to talk about a few things.”

“The G-Men came exactly like you said they would” Nancy said, “I stuck with the plan as best I could.”

“Were you able to get a good deal?” Kat asked.

“Yes” Nancy said, “Cash payments through the Embassy every month so long as I tell them what you’re up to.”

“That’s good” Kat said, “That will probably cover many of your costs, but you should still think about a work permit and a job.”

“Really” Nancy replied, “I thought that being a student was my job.”

“There’s more to it than that” Kat said, “Having somewhere to go other than the house will be good for you.”

“Why is that?” Nancy asked.

“For starters, Gerta will take a lot of getting used to, with the girls starting at University she’s free to live in Berlin again. She’s very forward and totally immodest” Kat said, “Then there are the girls themselves, they are going to be curious about you.”

“The girls?” Nancy asked.

“I acquired them to play body doubles for a Russian Princess” Kat said, “Afterwards, I felt obligated to them.”

“How many are there?” Nancy asked, that was unexpected.

“Seven” Kat said, “Though only three of them live in the house at the moment. The rest sort of hang around.”

“Anything else?” Nancy asked.

“You can’t use the kitchen unless you meet our housekeeper Petia's standards” Kat said, “She’s willing to teach but that’s an apprenticeship and try to be respectful of Petia. That reminds me, if you smoke, not in the house.”

“I don’t smoke” Nancy said, wondering why mentioning the housekeeper would remind Kat of something like that.

“Good for you” Kat said, “Terrible habit, bad for your wind and it stinks.”

With that Kat turned the radio back on and was paying attention to the city traffic around them. The conversation was over. Nancy tried to pay attention to where they were going by soon lost all sense of direction on the unfamiliar streets. They crossed over a bridge before Kat turned into an alley. Nancy could hear the crunch of gravel under the tires as Kat parked to open up the garage. Nancy stepped out of the car and looked at the house. It seemed slightly run down and there was an extremely hard looking woman smoking a cigarette was sitting on the back porch. She said something to Kat in what Nancy presumed was Russian and Kat responded in the same language.

“What’s going on?” Nancy asked.

“Petia just wanted to know who you are” Kat said, “And welcome home.”
 
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When researching the last post I ran across an early VW logo and how much it has or has not changed over the last 70 years.

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Good update.
Interesting that Kat knows about the damage smoking can do.

Smoking and Germany in 1930 and 1940s.

The Nazi War on Cancer by Robert N. Proctor
Proctor, a professor of history of science at Penn State, thoroughly documents and describes in a good light what he calls "the lesser-known 'flip side' of fascism --- the side that gave us struggles against smoking, campaigns for cleaner food and water, for exercise and preventive medicine."(1) And indeed, he succeeds in documenting and presenting in comprehensive fashion the many medical accomplishments achieved by German scientists and physicians during the Nazi era (1933-1945) and the preceding year of the short-lived Weimar Republic. The "accomplishments" include the establishment of medical registries. While these registries initially assisted with legitimate public health functions, databases and their system of medical surveillance were later used for tracking purposes and implementing state sanctioned euthanasia. German physicians established the linkage of occupational diseases and cancer to environmental poisons, such as irradiation by uranium, radium, and radon (radiation poisoning and cancer); dust inhalations such as chromium (cancer of the lung), quartz (silica dust; silicosis), asbestos (asbestosis, lung cancer and mesotheliomas), etc.

Particularly interesting was the fact that German doctors discovered and established the link between aniline dyes and bladder cancer from the 1890s to the 1940s in I.G. Farben factory workers employed in the synthetic dye industry --- one of the best documented and recognized occupational tumors during this period.(2)


Most dramatically, Proctor details how Nazi scientists were the first investigators to link and ultimately prove with elegant epidemiological and statistical studies that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer (at least two decades ahead of American and British scientists [one of whom, Sir Richard Doll, was knighted for this "discovery"]). Nazi officials moved aggressively in an all-out campaign against cigarette smoking in which tobacco was proclaimed "an enemy of the people" (Volksfeind).(3) In 1941, Hitler denounced tobacco as "one of man's most dangerous poisons."(3) It now appears, in fact, that the Nazi campaign against tobacco had beneficial, long-term effects for at least one subset of people --- German women. However, in the post-war years as the economy improved and the reverberations of war subsided, Germans, like Americans, resumed smoking at high rates. In 1990, the annual lung cancer rate among German women was only 8 per 100,000 (for German men it was 49 per 100,000 and for American men it was 75 per 100,000). But because American women with the women's liberation movement of the 1960s began to smoke heavily, their rate grew much higher to 32 per 100,000, much higher, in fact, 4 times higher, than the rate for German women. Proctor's explanation: "Nazi paternalism, which discouraged, often with police force, women from smoking." He estimates this policy may have prevented lung cancer death in some 20,000 German women. According to figures from the American Cancer Society (Figures 1 & 2), and to my surprise, I found that for 1990-1993 period, while American women held the perilous and death taking #1 position for lung and bronchus mortality figures (which now surpass breast cancer!), the German women held the more satisfactory 38th position for selected cancer sites in 48 countries.(4) In Europe, only Sweden had a lower lung cancer rate than Germany --- except for Romania and Albania, which interestingly fought with the Germans in World War II (and may have been subjected to similar campaigns before and early during the war)
http://www.drmiguelfaria.com/medicalsentinel/nazi-war-tobacco-and-cancer-0
 
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Part 43, Chapter 548
Chapter Five Hundred Forty-Eight


16th June 1946

Potsdam

“Explosion in Queens General Hospital determined to have been caused by faulty oxygen tank” Kat read aloud.

“That’s a terrible story” Kira said, “Those poor dears, what is this world coming to.”

The prior Friday afternoon a massive explosion and fire had swept through a wing of the New York City hospital. It had swiftly made international headlines because of the large loss of life and the tragedy of the Maternity Ward being within the portion of the hospital that had been incinerated. It was said that members of several prominent families were among the victims. That explained why the investigation had been rushed.

“I think that this was the sort of accident that could happen anywhere” Kat replied.

“Not that it would make it any better for the families.”

Kat looked at the list of names, some of them were clearly Anglicized versions of German names. “Perhaps you could send letters of condolence” She said.

“Is that really a good idea?” Kira asked.

“It couldn’t hurt” Kat said, “The Americans are odd about royalty. For people that are proud of having gotten rid of a King they tend to be very interested in other nations royal families.”

Besides that, a bit of good will in the United States was something that was probably needed at the moment. Considering the next story.

“Then we’ll get something drafted up” Kira said.

“Just make sure that whatever it is, it has your own signature” Kat replied.

“What else is going on in the world?” Kira asked.

“US Navy flying boat intercepted by Kaiserliche Marine LFK aircraft” Kat read, "And escorted back to international waters."

“Where?” Kira asked with exasperation.

Kat read down the article, “Marshal Islands again.”

Something had happened there in the last couple months, ever since the US Navy had been expending a great deal of effort to sneak covert forces into the island chain. Last week, there had been a similar story about Destroyers and S-Boats running off an American submarine, that had just happened to stray into those waters.

“Is there anything that doesn’t involve death and destruction?” Kira asked.

Kat looked below the fold “Paris theater audience riots after controversial play opens” She read aloud.

“Does it say if the play was any good?”

“No, it doesn’t” Kat answered.

“As much as the world changes, the French seem to always remain the same” Kira said with a smile.


Berlin

Nancy was thankful for the current language barrier between her and Gerta. Kat had warned her that Gerta liked to ask provocative questions to see what sort of reaction she got. Kat had said that she had an important obligation and had left Nancy in the company of Gianna, Ilse and Asia. And Nancy figured none of them spoke English. Gerta had come of her own accord later. Kat had described Gerta as forward and immodest but that didn’t quite capture the full extent of it. Gerta was eccentric, wore strange clothes and always had a vague smile on her face, like if she were putting one over on the whole world. The girls, the ones who Nancy had met were very different. Gianna was warm and outgoing, Ilse was sullen and untrusting, and Asia was silent but observant.

It was a Sunday afternoon, which meant that tomorrow things would get even more complicated. The girls were playing a game at the kitchen table involving tiles with Chinese symbols on them. Gerta had run off, possibly after deciding that Nancy wasn’t much fun. Nancy was trying to figure out the rules when Gianna stopped playing and motioned Nancy into the other room. The other two just ignored Gianna and kept playing the game. Gianna turned as soon as they were in the parlor.

“Just what did Kat tell you about me?” Gianna asked in English that had no accent to Nancy’s ear.

“You’re American?” Nancy asked, thoroughly bewildered.

“No, of course not” Gianna said, “Depending on who you ask I’m either Canadian or German.”

“Why didn’t you say anything before?”

“Because Kat would have killed me” Gianna said, “She hates it when I do something that risks exposure.”

“Then why are you doing this?” Nancy asked.

“Because I remember what it was like to be in a strange city and having to learn the language in a hurry” Gianna said, “I had Kat and Aunt Marcella to help me but Kat’s busy and Marcella can’t be expected to drop everything right now. You need my help.”

Nancy hated to admit it, but Gianna was right about her needing the help.

“How long did it take?” Nancy asked, “To get into the swing of things?”

“A few months” Gianna asked, “And that was on pain medication for most of that time.”

“Pain medication?”

“I had pins in my back, holding bones together and my arm in a sling” Gianna said.

“Were you in an accident?”

“No” Gianna said, “My Grandfather was disliked by Stalin.”

That was a total shock, Gianna seemed warm and easygoing from what Nancy had seen. Who would want to hurt someone like her? But then, the Germans had just finished fighting a war over exactly that.

“Just don’t tell Kat that we had this talk, okay?” Gianna said.

In the letters that Kat had sent to Nancy she had said that she thought of Gianna as a little sister. Nancy would not want to do anything that might hurt that relationship.

“That won’t be a problem” Nancy said, “We all have our secrets.”

That was true enough, Nancy was spying on Kat for the US Government, with Kat's full blessing. Who knew what else was going on under this roof?

That was when Gerta walked past through the hallway and turned on the lights in what they called the recreation room. She was wearing a skin-tight outfit made of sheer fabric.

Gianna must have seen Nancy gaping because she said, “Gerta dresses that way when she trains, dance you know.”

Nancy hadn’t known, one more thing to get used to.
 
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Gerta sounds like a she is going to be a future talk show host.

The United States Navy just had its fun, now it is time to stick to the rules and don't provoke the KLM unnecessary.
 
Gerta sounds like a she is going to be a future talk show host.

The United States Navy just had its fun, now it is time to stick to the rules and don't provoke the KLM unnecessary.
The KLM its likely to warn them once or twice again, then the next time outright impound the vessel if caught in the Marshall Islands , and make the US do the dog and pony show, press included to release them by the violation of German Sovereignty. Sounds like either McArthur or someone else amongst the warhawks its giving stupid orders...
 
The KLM its likely to warn them once or twice again, then the next time outright impound the vessel if caught in the Marshall Islands , and make the US do the dog and pony show, press included to release them by the violation of German Sovereignty. Sounds like either McArthur or someone else amongst the warhawks its giving stupid orders...
You are right, the question is will the United States listen?
Given the way things are going for the Americans, I doubt it.
 
You are right, the question is will the United States listen?
Given the way things are going for the Americans, I doubt it.
Well, the US High Command might not, but the actual pilots, when caught in flagrante delicto by a few german interceptors might be more amiable.
 
Chapter Five Hundred Forty-Nine


21st June 1946

Berlin

After the first week Nancy wasn’t sure she would make it a year and that was with the amount of help she was getting. Directly from Kat and covertly from Gia and Asia. Studying German in High School and at the University of Washington had made it so that she could just barely follow the lectures. Then there was something that had happened that afternoon that Kat had not realized that she needed to warn Nancy about, Doctor Erma Tangeman.

Apparently, Doctor Tangeman considered the health of the women attending the University of Berlin her responsibility and that now included one Nancy Jensen. Whether or not that was true was open for debate but at the same time Tangeman and her understudies frequently delved into areas where their male colleagues feared to tread. The result was that Nancy had found herself in Tangeman’s office answering questions that her family’s Physician back in Washington would never have asked in a thousand years. Then that was followed by suggestions and a stern lecture, much of which might not have been legal in the United States. Nancy had walked out of the Tangeman’s office feeling completely shell-shocked when Kat picked her up.

“Sorry about that” Kat said when Nancy had told her what had happened. “Doctor Tangeman can come on a bit strong at times.”

“Do you have any idea the sort of things she insisted on talking to me about?” Nancy asked.

“Yes” Kat replied, “What makes you think you’re so special that she only talked to you like that? Consider yourself lucky that you aren’t coming from the military.”

“Why?” Nancy asked, “What would have happened?”

“Complete physical and psychological examination is mandatory for all students who fit that classification” Kat replied, “There have been some ugly incidents, some people have a hard time readjusting…”

“Did that happen to you?”

“Yes” Kat said, she saw no point in denying it, “I’ve had issues, mostly with depression, trusting people, being stupid and impulsive.”

That brought Nancy up short, the formidable woman that she had long admired had just admitted to some major weaknesses. But then there were a lot of things in Kat’s past that Nancy was aware of that Kat had never discussed directly with her. Kat, or what she claimed was an alter ego of sorts, did have a traumatic past.

“Anything happening tonight” Nancy asked changing the subject.

“I’ve a date” Kat replied, “You’ll be fine with the others?”

“Yes” Nancy said, “That’s not a problem.”

Over the last week Nancy had gotten to know the others better. Once someone got past the eccentricities of Gerta they discovered that she was really a good person. Asia and Ilse were a bit harder to get a read on. Asia seldom spoke, and it seemed Ilse was no closer to letting Nancy get closer to her. Nancy had also gotten to know the bookish Leni and the cynical Kristine.

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Doug had arrived early at the house and had learned that Kat had gone to rescue her friend. While he was waiting he found that Gianna wanted to talk with him.

“My birthday is next month, and I only want one thing and it’s from you” Gianna said.

“You need a photograph taken, Gia?” Doug asked, he couldn’t imagine what someone with his skillset could possibly offer Gianna.

“It’s about Kat” Gianna replied, “She normally hides it, but you saw how she was last month.”

“She made a mistake and I’m quite sure that she’s doing her best to forget about that.”

“No, I think that was how she really feels” Gianna said, “And she’s terrified that the two of you are going to fall apart.”

“She has always been afraid of that” Doug said, “For the entire time we’ve been going out.”

“But do you genuinely care about her?” Gianna asked.

“Yes” Doug said.

“Fine then” Gianna said, “For my birthday I want you to take these.” She handed him three stones.

Doug saw that it was an emerald and two diamonds, the diamonds looked valuable but the emerald, with its sparkle and deep color, even Doug knew when he was looking at something that was verging on priceless. “Where did these come from?” He asked, “And just what do you expect me to do with them?”

“They belonged to my Grandparents” Gianna said, “And I shouldn’t have to tell you what do with them. Setting them in silver would be perfect and don’t worry about the cost.”

“Why are you doing this?” Doug asked. Gianna clearly didn’t have an understanding of how much that could cost, and these were probably family heirlooms. At the same time, they were perfect for what she was suggesting.

“Because when Kat found me I was at my darkest moment and this is the least I can do to repay her.”

“This is a lot for you to ask for” Doug said.

“Don’t tell me it’s not something you weren’t planning on doing anyway” Gianna replied.

Doug was about to say something else when he heard the sound of Kat’s car pulling in behind the house and Gianna used the distraction to run off. There weren’t many of those VW compacts around yet so the sound of the two-cylinder engine was distinctive. He looked at the three stones in his hand. Was Gianna right to push him in that direction and was she right to say that when Kat had been out of her head last month she was really speaking from her heart?
 
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Re US vessels entering German airspace and waters...
How long until the officialdom of Germany has enough of inept American navigation and starts rigerous standarized testing of all officers of the offending vessels...

Should they pass, they are accused of knowingly entering sovereign space and could be held accountable. Or if they fail, they are accused of incompetence and held accountable...
All very above board and in the media, so the USA get a black eye either way...
 
Re US vessels entering German airspace and waters...
How long until the officialdom of Germany has enough of inept American navigation and starts rigerous standarized testing of all officers of the offending vessels...

Should they pass, they are accused of knowingly entering sovereign space and could be held accountable. Or if they fail, they are accused of incompetence and held accountable...
All very above board and in the media, so the USA get a black eye either way...

The Germans should test the nav instruments too, to avoid that excuse.
 
The Germans should test the nav instruments too, to avoid that excuse.
And if those are up to spec, lets have a deeper look at all the other equipement too, maybe there are some interconnected influences that are hard to spot...

Frex, lets diassamble the whole thing to be sure... the Americans will get it back in a year or two, too. If the Germans are satisfied that all is in good working order.

Maybe they will even include some proposals for upgrades... to only one generation behig their own stuff... :closedtongue:
 
This is where Nancy comes in, Kat's job as briefing the Empress is something that the State Department will be very interested in because that means Kat has access to both the highest level power in Germany and to classified information can pass the message to Nancy that Germany is done playing games with the USN and will take action.
This will established Nancy as a bona fide source of information to the State Department about what is going on in the highest levels of government in Germany all the while it is just what Kat wants them to know.
 
This is where Nancy comes in, Kat's job as briefing the Empress is something that the State Department will be very interested in because that means Kat has access to both the highest level power in Germany and to classified information can pass the message to Nancy that Germany is done playing games with the USN and will take action.
This will established Nancy as a bona fide source of information to the State Department about what is going on in the highest levels of government in Germany all the while it is just what Kat wants them to know.
Knowing things, Nancy will likely be coached to report about the "rants of her friend about the idiots in the US Navy that were getting the Kaiser and the Kaiserine ready to drop the nice treatment and order the KLM to start a Warning, then Shoot to kill policy in the Marshall Island waters"

After this, i suspect that Nancy may get the offer of a full, expenses and tuition included scholarship in Germany at the end of the year program paid for the US, as one of the benefited for a new program instituted for the Kaiser to create better cultural links.

If things are as likely to go tits up in the US society, and combined with the fact that by the end of the year period Nancy would be inwardly in a level wary of return to what she now got the clue that its a FAR more backwards and closed society compared to the more liberal, free and yet disciplined Germany, she would certainly welcome the chance. Add that for her potential future, it would be certainly a doors opening fact that she knew how to speak and read German and held a title in a German University, given the sheer influence that would have gotten in the world scene this Germany as the "Empire that stood Two World Wars".....

The only thing more amusing would be if she also got in a relationship with either Tilo or Lenz Schultz, or got somehow dragged into the craziness of early Computers with the youngest Richthofen son and his boss.......
 
The only thing more amusing would be if she also got in a relationship with either Tilo or Lenz Schultz, or got somehow dragged into the craziness of early Computers with the youngest Richthofen son and his boss.......
NO! You are NOT going to marry an american! It was bad enough that your sister had to marry *trailsoff*

Of course, Richthofen the Youngest can simply wait his old man out...
 
Good updates :) I've gone back and started rereading from the start, and notices that von Woofgogle ALWAYS seems to think that the current war is his last hurrah, so make it good.
I have a feeling that the hospital explosion is something other than a faulty oxygen tank. Also, Kira's letter of condolences will be taken as other than a simple letter by the ones that set it of--a sign that Germany is supporting "The oppressors." That might result in a bombing of an embassy or consulate, or an Iran hostage situation . but with a much faster resolution: Germany tells the USA, "Either you solve this, or we expect your FULL cooperation as we solve it. Otherwise, we solve it anyway."

Resulting tensions result in, among other things, the USA pushing its nuclear development program.

Is there any work on developing nuclear power reactors?
 
I think that Peabody-Martini is going to have fun with us with the "Kat and Nancy" show, in the next "episode" Kat invites Nancy to a formal ball at the palace honoring the military leaders but Nancy can't go because she doesn't have the right clothes to wear and they cost too much to buy.
Guess who comes to the rescue and provides money to buy a formal dress to the ball?
 
Good updates :) I've gone back and started rereading from the start, and notices that von Woofgogle ALWAYS seems to think that the current war is his last hurrah, so make it good.
I have a feeling that the hospital explosion is something other than a faulty oxygen tank. Also, Kira's letter of condolences will be taken as other than a simple letter by the ones that set it of--a sign that Germany is supporting "The oppressors." That might result in a bombing of an embassy or consulate, or an Iran hostage situation . but with a much faster resolution: Germany tells the USA, "Either you solve this, or we expect your FULL cooperation as we solve it. Otherwise, we solve it anyway."

How the heck they are going to fall in such conclusion? Here it would be an historical fact that Germany its unusually tolerant of Africans living, working and studying amongst them. While things like mixed relationships and marriages would be a spiky issue still, compared to the US, or other European countries, the Germany of now its downright liberal and anti-racist in comparison.

Also there its the historical fact that out of all countries, ONLY Germany had the will during WWI to create a fully black, properly armed and trained Military force in the form of the legendary Askari from Cameroon , one renowned for beating the crap of the British and French forces in Africa. Even if as a price of peace the Germans had to cede Cameroon post WWI, from the hints, it seems that the link between the former colony and Germany never was cut, and it evolved to the point in that most Africans that sought higher level studies chose the rather impartial Germany to the hour of study, as their teachers care more for things getting done than the skin colour of the student.

As such, and given how such things spread, its far more likely that Germany would have been seen in the last decade as a potential destination for those rather accommodated Afro Americans who wanted their sons to have university studies of high level, if they were willing to deal with the issue of learning German. Or a site to win money, as Jazz was highly popular....wouldn't be rare that many legends of the Blues and Jazz of the time took trips to the German scene to gain some money, and also learn of the exotic variant of Jazz that popped in Germany.....

As such, the German Embassy and Consulates are more likely to be in the rather short "First places to find Political Asylum" list of people like King and other Afro Americans who are fighting to change things rather than a potential hostage target.

In fact its possible that the souring of relations may come from Germany granting Political Asylum to someone that the US wanted to judge in the grounds of "Unfair Judgement and Racial Discrimination"...it would be a doozy
 
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Knowing things, Nancy will likely be coached to report about the "rants of her friend about the idiots in the US Navy that were getting the Kaiser and the Kaiserine ready to drop the nice treatment and order the KLM to start a Warning, then Shoot to kill policy in the Marshall Island waters"

After this, i suspect that Nancy may get the offer of a full, expenses and tuition included scholarship in Germany at the end of the year program paid for the US, as one of the benefited for a new program instituted for the Kaiser to create better cultural links.

If things are as likely to go tits up in the US society, and combined with the fact that by the end of the year period Nancy would be inwardly in a level wary of return to what she now got the clue that its a FAR more backwards and closed society compared to the more liberal, free and yet disciplined Germany, she would certainly welcome the chance. Add that for her potential future, it would be certainly a doors opening fact that she knew how to speak and read German and held a title in a German University, given the sheer influence that would have gotten in the world scene this Germany as the "Empire that stood Two World Wars".....

The only thing more amusing would be if she also got in a relationship with either Tilo or Lenz Schultz, or got somehow dragged into the craziness of early Computers with the youngest Richthofen son and his boss.......

It'd be a hoot if Nancy got involved with computers and discovered The Knack, emerging as TTL's "Amazing Grace" Hopper or Donald Knuth
 
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