The Death of Lt Arthur Windsor, RN.

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by David Flin, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Pangur The Cat Donor

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    How about rockall?:p
     
  2. Knightmare Monthly Donor

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    This reminds me of a story from a buddy of mine.

    Apparently one of his mates had to get medevaced because of a Penguin. Here, I'll post the story.

     
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  3. wietze Figment of my own Imagination

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    and how long did he have to hear that afterwards?
     
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  4. Knightmare Monthly Donor

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    He was there apparently.
     
  5. wietze Figment of my own Imagination

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    darn typo, corrected
     
  6. Knightmare Monthly Donor

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    In that case, well, probably quite a while.
     
  7. David Flin So tired. So very tired.

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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. Philippines.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    Philippines

    An earthquake measuring 8.0 took place near the islands of Mindanao and Sulu in the Philippines. Following the earthquake, a tidal wave affected around 700 km of coastline bordering the Moro Gulf. At least 8000 people died during the earthquake and tidal wave, with many more missing, and an estimated 100,000 people have been made homeless. It has been reported that over 90% of the deaths were caused by the tidal wave, some 15 feet tall, when it struck the coast.

    After the initial earthquake, people were unaware of the need to move to higher ground. Most of the victims died as a result of being sucked out to sea as the tidal wave retreated.
     
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  8. David Flin So tired. So very tired.

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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. London.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    London.

    The economy is in disarray. Inflation is running at 14%. Unemployment is over a million. Money is thrown away on appeasing Unions. Decent people pay high taxes, while single mothers are pampered by the state. Inner cities are violent war zones decent people dare not enter. Racial tensions run high. IRA bombs away, and the Army is allowed to do nothing about it. Murderers are called special heroes because they claim to blow up little children in the name of political debate.

    That is the legacy of Labour.

    Two days to the General Election.

    Vote Conservative.
     
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  9. David Flin So tired. So very tired.

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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. London.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    London.

    Labour Listens.

    Labour is the party of the ordinary person, the bus driver, the steelworker, the housewife, the pensioner. Every advance that has been made in giving the ordinary person a say in their lives has come from Labour, against entrenched opposition from the privileged few.

    When people speak, Labour listens.

    Make your voice heard on Thursday. Vote Labour.
     
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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. Glasgow.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    Glasgow.

    Beneath a Labour Listens poster, graffiti appears:

    “Hear this: Troops Out.”
     
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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. Belfast.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    Belfast.

    A considerable amount of graffiti threatening the Peace Marchers appears around the city. Examples include:

    We know where you live.
    Peace will come when you’re dead.
    British Scum.

    Other examples weren’t as polite.
     
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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. Stockport.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    Stockport.

    There have been reports of a bomb at the Garrick Theatre in Stockport.

    The Dad’s Army stage show, currently touring the country, was due to have performed there.

    It is not known if there were any casualties.
     
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  13. StephenColbert27 Seditious Subject of His Sovereign Maj. Michael I

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    Very ominous. Definitely wish the IRA Council were listening to Adams.
     
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    FWIW, all genuine examples of threats made against the leaders of the Peace People in OTL. In OTL, they continued to organise and lead marches.

    My personal view? I don't know if they were right or wrong; I don't know if they ever had a chance to make a difference. They tried, and they had courage. They stood up to be counted, and it's a crying shame that it took over 20 more years before peace came.
     
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    would this be the The Dad's Army cast that myself as a Gen X yank who loves British comedy would know?
     
  16. David Flin So tired. So very tired.

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    More or less. There were a couple of replacements (Clive Dunn, aka Lance Corporal Jones, was otherwise employed, as was John Laurie - Private Fraser. Otherwise, the cast was as it was in the TV show).
     
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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. London.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    London.

    The Clash have been confirmed as the opening act for the Sex Pistols at Dingwalls in Camden for 19 August.
     
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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. London.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    London.

    The BBC has received a communication from the IRA. The communication said:

    “The cast of Dad’s Army pretend to be British soldiers. We pretended to blow them up. Since actions in Belfast are ignored by politicians in London, we will bring the struggle to London, where they cannot ignore us. Stockport was a warning. London's for real.”
     
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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. Stockport.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    Stockport.

    Three stage hands are reported to have been injured in the explosion at the Garrick Theatre. One of the injuries is described as: “Serious, but not life threatening.”

    Further reports suggest that the injuries were to two stage hands, and an actor who had come in early to assist in preparations.
     
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    Timeline Entry 17 August 1976. Essex.
    17 August, 1976. Tuesday.

    Essex.

    Len Tuckey, guitarist, saddens many male music followers by marrying the lead singer of the group he plays with.
     
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