Twilight of the Valkyries was written back in 2016 out of a deep curiosity regarding the 20th July Plot, a famous point of divergence which I felt had immense potential in terms of stories that could be told or scenarios that could be devised. It was inmensely enjoyable - if a bit difficult - to write, but the TL eventually died – right before I was due to retcon some errors - as I struggled with personal issues I’ve only recently started to overcome.
It was only a week ago that I started to re-read the original version and inspiration suddenly came to me despite not having written anything for this TL in over two years, and here we are again. This Redux version will require this new thread though, since I’ve done few retcons and the old thread was locked for what I presume must have been necroposting.
This particular TL – I imagine very few people might remember - explores what might have happened if the Stauffenberg bomb had killed Hitler on July 20th, but without altering previous events or fixing some of the errors which would have probably doomed Valkyrie and the plotters. Now, there’s actually a few different possible outcomes that might arise from Hitler’s successful assassination – as in, who actually becomes the last man standing -, so please regard Twilight of the Valkyries not as “this is the most likely outcome” but as “this might have happened”.
Anyway, best not to go overboard with a new introduction. During the next few days I’ll be posting the rewritten and retconned chapters and the new ones I have done – Part I (Valkyrie) and II (Fall Silber), covering from July to September-October 1944 -, and then update the TL as I finish new chapters in the hopes of finishing it this time.
I hope you enjoy it!