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Review of chapter "Went The Day Well?" from (Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy
Review:
That was... very satisfying. I read all the changes with dismay... because they were totally believable. sigh.

Not sure i understood how Giles father's death happened because of Spike, but other than that, it was totally believable and a very powerful reminder of -

a) be careful what you wish for
b) we're each more important than we think, usually *not* in the ways we strive to be.

Thanks

Blue
Comments from author:
Thank you!

The relevance of Spike to Giles' father's death is that in this Wishverse WW2 in Europe does not end on 8 May 1945. Instead, with D-Day postponed because of the Type XXI U-boats controlling the Atlantic, it goes on much longer. Flying Officer Edward Giles dies in July 1946 in an air battle which in this world was never fought; shot down by a German fighter jet which never entered service in the real world because the war finished when it existed only as a single prototype which was seized on the ground by American troops and sent to Maryland.
Review By [(Current Donor)DeepBlueJoy] • Date [1 Dec 09] • Rating [9 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Went The Day Well?" from Dragonelf
Review:
You did a great job with this story.


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Wisdom is what's left after we've
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Review By [Dragonelf] • Date [14 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Went The Day Well?" from (Current Donor)Shieldage
Review:
I guess without a William to piss George off, he became a poorer vampire? Cool :D

Well described alternate history you have here and, ooh, those History channel people sure can come up with good documentary ideas :D
Comments from author:
Thank you! For the 'Hitler's Stealth Fighter' documentary they took the only surviving Horten Ho 229, which was captured by American infantry just short of being fully assembled, and had it rebuilt by engineers from Northrop Grumman. They tested it out on the rig used to measure the radar cross-sections of modern stealth aircraft and found that it was, indeed, partially stealthy; only 40% of the radar cross-section of other aircraft of the time. The Ho XVIII Amerika Bomber was never built even in prototype form but, if it had made it into production, the engineers believed that it would have had similar stealth and performance characteristics to the fighter. I'm inclined to believe that the Hortens might have been too unstable for active service without computerised flight controls, however, although for the purposes of the fic I gave them the benefit of the doubt.

The History Channel and National Geographic do tend to be a little obsessed with Nazi Germany; they don't give anything like as much coverage to advanced Allied weapons like the De Havilland Vampire, and the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, which missed active service in the war by slim margins. And the Centurion tank, which was so close to entering service that the first production models were rushed up to the front by tank transporter in a desperate attempt to get some real world battle experience before the war ended, but arrived a few hours after the German surrender.
Review By [(Current Donor)Shieldage] • Date [12 Aug 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Went The Day Well?" from (Recent Donor)DaveTurner
Review:
Another great story, as usual your historical research and story telling leaves me in awe!

One thing, the 20pdr Cent is SOOOO superior to the Tiger II! Sorry but I'm bios.

DaveT.
Comments from author:
Thank you!

I agree about the Centurion versus the Tiger II but Fieldmarshall von Kluge probably wouldn't have been willing to admit it; or, of course, he may have been referring only to the original 17-pounder version of the Centurion. Historically the 20-pdr wasn't fitted until early 1948; although the pace of development had slowed right down after the end of the war and they might have got it into service by 1946 in this, more urgent, reality.
Review By [(Recent Donor)DaveTurner] • Date [12 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Went The Day Well?" from MarcusRowland
Review:
VERY nasty, and I bet that second wish will come back to haunt Spike.
Comments from author:
Indeed; and I can see two ways in which it could itself lead to the destruction of the world.
Review By [MarcusRowland] • Date [12 Aug 09] • Not Rated
Review of chapter "Went The Day Well?" from djhardim
Review:
Very good. Given the size of A-Bombs at this time, I doubt the Germans could have fit an A-Bomb to a V-2 rocket though.
Comments from author:
Thank you!

Werner Heisenberg promised Albert Speer that he'd be able to make one small enough. The war ended before the German A-bomb project was far enough along for the claim to be tested. I doubt if he'd really have been able to achieve that aim but for purposes of the plot I'm assuming that, in this reality, Heisenberg was able to make good on his promise.
Review By [djhardim] • Date [12 Aug 09] • Rating [10 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Went The Day Well?" from kayron
Review:
It was very interesting to see how the existance of one person could have made such a massive change in world events. Scary!
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Review By [kayron] • Date [11 Aug 09] • Rating [8 out of 10]
Review of chapter "Went The Day Well?" from CPTSkip
Review:
Lol! What a great, if that is the right word, alternate universe. And all from such a tiny change point. Well done.
Comments from author:
Thank you!
Review By [CPTSkip] • Date [11 Aug 09] • Not Rated
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