By Connie Willis
Winner of the Nebula Award
Traveling again in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of global struggle II, used to be a regimen day trip for 3 British historians desirous to learn firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London Blitz. yet getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has became Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal travelers into besieged voters suffering to outlive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s extra to fret approximately than simply getting again domestic: The impossibility of changing previous occasions has consistently been a center trust of time-travel theory—but it can be tragically unsuitable. while discrepancies within the old list start cropping up, it means that one or all the destiny viewers have in some way replaced the past—and, finally, the end result of the struggle. in the meantime, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ manager, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the doubtless very unlikely activity of rescuing his students—three lacking needles within the haystack of historical past. The exciting time-tripping event that started with Blackout now hurtles to its lovely solution in All Clear.
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The Navy was very skeptical of the use of dangerous liquid fuels on ships, and a study called Operation Pushover in 1949 convinced the Navy that the risk of accidents was too great. The Navy showed no serious interest in ballistic missiles until solid-fuel propulsion proved practical, and only began its Polaris program in late 1956. While the absorption of German missile expertise gave the United States a first step into missile technology in the late 1940s, it had less effect on military programs than on later space programs.
A. com INDEX Figures in bold refer to illustrations Kammler, Brigadeführer Hans 8, 16, 22, 23, 24 at end of war 34, 38 Kapustin Yar 16, 40, 41 Kennedy, Joseph 11 accuracy 20, 34, 36 aiming see fire control and guidance Antwerp, strikes on 22–3, 23–4, 33, 34 Aphrodite drones 11 atmosphere, studies of 40 Becker, Oberstleutnant Karl 3 Blizna training ground 12–13 Bodyline 7 Braun, Werner Freiherr von 4, 5, 34, 38, 39–40 Britain, missile program 38, 40 Camp Dora 8–9 casualties 33, 36 China, missile program 42, 44 color schemes 4, 7, 45–6, A, C1 camouflage 7, 10, 45–6, C2, E1, E2 fire control vehicles 47, G communications 16 concentration camps 8–9 costs 36 cranes 17, 22 crew fire control vehicles 19 missile units 14–17, 23, 24 Degenkolb, Gerhard 8 development 3–7, 34–6 Dornberger, Gen Walter 3–4, 5, 8, 10, 14 after the war 38, 40 engines 3–4, 9, 14, 19, 46 Equeurdreville missile bunker 11–12 exhaust chambers 6, 9, 46 fire control and guidance 5, 6, 18, 19–20, 24 fire control vehicles 15, 16, 17, 18–19, 47, 47, G fuel 3–4, 9–10, 12, 36–7 tank insulation 13 see also liquid oxygen (LOX) fueling 17–18, 20, 21, 41, 46–7, 47, F fuzes and fuzing systems 20–1, 24 Grottrup, Helmut 40 guidance see fire control and guidance The Hague 23, 24, 33, 34 Heidekraut 13 Heinemann, Generalleutnant Erich 14 Himmler, Heinrich 15, 16, 23, 34 Hitler, Adolf attempted coup against (1944) 16 and launch sites 10, 16 and missiles 5, 6, 15 and targets 22, 34 “Hot Cakes” system 23 48 intelligence, Allied 6–7, 13 labor 8–9 launching 4, 7, 10, 17–21, 23 fixed sites vs mobile 10 “Hot Cakes” system 23 launch battalions 14–17, 23, 24 launch pads 19 launch sites 10–12, 11–13, 16, 45, 45, B launch stands 17 rail-mobile program 36 submarine 35–6, 37 training launches 12–13 see also fire control and guidance; fire control vehicles liquid oxygen (LOX) 4, 17, 18, 36 generation plants 9–10, 12, 16, 33 London, strikes on 20, 21–2, 23, 24, 33, 34 Lorenz Leitstrahlstellung 19, 24 Luftwaffe 5–6, 14 Meillerwagen 7, 17, 19, 46–7, 47, F Metz, BrigGen Richard 14–15 missile bunkers 10–12, 11–13, 16, 45, 45, B missile units 65.
However, the project never received enough engineering support to progress beyond primitive conceptual designs, and Stettin fell to the Red Army on 26 April 1945 before any serious work began. There were a number of programs to improve the A-4 and in the fall of 1944 a rail-mobile launcher program began, codenamed FMS (Fahrbarbare Meteorologische Station: Mobile Weather Station). This was an attempt to make the A-4 missile battery more compact and easier to move. Two trains were assembled for tests in 1945, but never became operational.
All Clear (Oxford Time Travel, Book 4) by Connie Willis