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  1. The Axis Line Up as Central Powers and the Allies as the Entente in 1914 - Repercussions?

    POD #1 - In 1901 the Japanese, realising there will be a clash with Russia over Korea & Manchuria, decide they need an an ally to restrain France when the looming Russo-Japanese War breaks out. Instead of the British, they approach the current "enemy" of both nations. The Germans, looking to tie...
  2. Alternative Dreadnought Names for the Royal Navy

    Just a bit of fun, prompted by the stories that King George V rejected some of Winston Churchill’s proposed name for dreadnoughts, I wondered what alternative names the Royal Navy could have considered for actual, planned or hypothetical battleships or battlecruisers in the 1910s. I’d like to...
  3. French does not lead the B.E.F. - who does?

    A little while back I was contemplating a timeline where Sir John French, having resigned as CIGS in April 1914, was not appointed to command the Expeditionary Force (later to become the B.E.F.) when war was looming. The PoD would be pressure from the Conservatives & Ulster Unionists following...
  4. War in the West (Axis Triumphant)

    I have just completed reading the Kindle version of Brian Clarke's "War in the West (Axis Triumphant) and... I really struggle to remember a worse book :mad: I hope this is the right forum, but I would welcome others' views. Disliked: - 1) The greatest Naziwank & Britscrew ever; 2) The hero...
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