Remember to turn the valve on your Mickey Mouse boots to open if you are going on a jump and do not under any circumstance pump them up with air.
Heinz is wrong. The protestor is correct. Heinz only sees the threat posed by the far right in terms of his own personal ambitions. He is blind to the threat the far right poses to the German Empire as a whole. In this, he is making the same mistake made by OTL von Papen when he climbed into his alliance with Adolf.Then Heinz caught sight of a man on the sidewalk holding up a placard with a photograph of Heinz’s face on it. It was the image that was popular with the University crowd of him with his right eye being blind. The implication being that he couldn’t see the danger that was coming from that direction. It just proved what they knew.
Mario REALLY needs to wake up, smell the coffee, and start paying attention to what he has gotten his dumb arse into. Starting with asking/researching just where the hell his next posting is. Once he does, he can at least take some consolation that he is now posted in a very strategic location with what looks to be some truly epic scenery.It hadn’t been that bad when Mario had gotten there, but autumn had turned to winter and then it had started snowing. The Barracks had become a complete mystery to him. How could it be both freezing cold and uncomfortably hot at the same time? Finally, it had been announced that Mario’s outfit was nearing the end of training and that he had been assigned to the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 11th Airborne Division. He had told the Recruiter that he had wanted to be in the Airborne like Ritchie. It was one of the few times that he had been given what was promised. He would be traveling to Fort Richardson, wherever that was it had to be warmer than Wisconsin.
Yeah, ITTL the inspiration for Black Widow will be pretty obvious.I think ITTL, the "Super Ninja Assassin Special Forces Spy" trope will involve the downtrodden hero revealing their secret ally to save the day, who will likely be represented by a slim, readheaded woman capable of extremely focussed and effective violence from nowhere.
So, Arctic Airborne...That gives us plenty of lead time to decide what cold and snowy place will be the next "hot" spot where American interests come into play.
And do not discount the chance of friendly Military Exercises with the Russian Army.. .. On Siberia in the middle of the goddamned Winter.Since Patagonia is off the menu for the foreseeable future - Canada?
More seriously - there's evergreen trouble spots that TTL are likely to cause conflict too. Arctic training might come in handy in the Caucasus or the Himalaya (Kashmir or Tibet or Afgahnistan) as well as above the arctic circle.
With the benefit of hindsight in OTL you know exactly who he is dealing with here and why that is such a mistake. He doesn't though.Heinz is wrong. The protestor is correct. Heinz only sees the threat posed by the far right in terms of his own personal ambitions. He is blind to the threat the far right poses to the German Empire as a whole. In this, he is making the same mistake made by OTL von Papen when he climbed into his alliance with Adolf.
Among others, Rod Serling, Kurt Vonnegut, and Joseph Heller all served in different roles in the tripwire force sent to enforce the neutrality of the Philippines during the Pacific War ITTL which was actually a military occupation of the islands. The result was a weird quasi-war with Commanders of Navy and Army Airforce units pushing things right up to the brink with Allied forces and the Imperial Japanese Navy.With the US having sat out WW2 ITTL, what ever happened to Rod Serling? OTL he served in the 11th Airborne and his experiences shaped his post-war career, heavily influencing The Twilight Show. Without that, did the show still take place?