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  1. A Blunted Sickle - Thread II

    The original thread can be found here - all 500 pages of it! 26th August 1941 At just after 2am, Rudolf Hess who is attempting to fly to Scotland to intercede with the Duke of Hamilton in order to bring about peace negotiations is shot down and killed over the North Sea by a Beaufighter from...
  2. Avro 710

    I've been reading about V-bombers and interceptors this weekend - mostly but not just in British Secret Projects - and a question has sprung to mind. In OTL, the British ordered four strategic bombers in the immediate postwar years (Victor and Vulcan as the actual bombers, Valiant as the...
  3. A Blunted Sickle

    7th February 1940 General Gamelin sat at his desk after the meeting he’d had with his staff for the new Dyle plan. It hadn’t gone well – his staff was split, while his deputy Georges was downright scathing. Not particularly about the details of the plan – he’d been quite complimentary about...
  4. A broken sickle?

    I was reading Tooze's Wages of Destruction this morning, and for the first time realised just how close to failure Fall Gelb was (and indeed, how close to collapse the German economy was before it was saved by the materials plundered from France and the Low Countries). Some further reading has...
  5. 1934 Defence Requirements Committee

    I've just started reading John Terraine's The Right of the Line, and one section from very early in the book has jumped out at me. The Defence Requirements Committee was formed of three senior civil servants (Cabinet Secretary, Permanent Secretaries to the Foreign Office and Treasury, and the...
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