Last Thursday the school phoned me. Immediately I thought little'un had an accident or unwell, but no, they want me to do a alternative 'timeline' on WWII. They've also asked whether I'd like to do a presentation on a certain aspect of WWII, yet to be confirmed.
Every Jan and Feb I help the little'uns with their wartime projects - one of scariest things I've ever done.
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I think it's more acceptable to call them little Germans these days.
'And so on February 22nd 1966, at Luton airport...'
...they want me to do a alternative 'timeline' on WWII.
What? Do they mean 'alternative' like (for instance) we lost the Battle of Britain, so there was no D-Day and therefore the Americans only fought the Japanese and the whole of German occupied Europe was eventually taken over by the Soviets?
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You are Robert Harris AICM five Reichsmarks.
I am puzzled by the alternative timeline.
All I could think of was that we normally learn the timeline from the point of view of someone living on the uk mainland. However there would be a slightly different timeline for someone living in say the Channel islands, or France for instance - their timelines would include invasion date, period of occupation, and liberation date.
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Got me there i'm afraid. I have heard of Robert Harris and seen his books - of course - but I have never read any of them. (John Le Carré is my favourite author in that 'genre').
A quick Google tells me that you were referring to 'Fatherland'. (I doubt Mr Harris was the first, or only, person to ever speculate that Britain losing early in WW2 would, inevitably, lead to an entirely Soviet led Europe eventually.)
I'm sure you thought of it first.
But who could've guessed that Britain winning late in WW2 would, inevitably, lead to an entirely German led Europe eventually, eh?
Just info that's not readily available on the internet, and adding quirky, relevant aspects to a traditional 'timeline'.
Don't be SILLY. You mean Hitler pushed Churchill into Canadian exile, where he died a pauper and, subsequently, had Chartwell House demolished?
Clearly you've watched too much of this http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109779/
Fatherland is interesting. I'd send it to you but it's probably gone down Fara.
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Does not compute...
The hedgehog and I have already had that discussion.
Probably people like Major Ivan Hirst.
Back to the subject of school...
Went to my American stepson's meet the teachers night at our local highschool last night.
His English teacher explained how she had to translate Shakespeare into English
But maybe we've been doing wrong anyway
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