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By Connie Willis

Winner of the Nebula Award

Traveling again in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of worldwide conflict II, was once a regimen expedition 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 electorate suffering to outlive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s extra to fret approximately than simply getting again domestic: The impossibility of changing earlier occasions has constantly been a middle trust of time-travel theory—but it can be tragically incorrect. while discrepancies within the ancient list start cropping up, it means that one or the entire destiny viewers have by some means replaced the past—and, eventually, the end result of the struggle. in the meantime, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ manager, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the likely very unlikely activity of rescuing his students—three lacking needles within the haystack of background. The exciting time-tripping experience that begun with Blackout now hurtles to its attractive solution in All Clear.

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Others assisted the flood of westward-fleeing refugees attempting to stay ahead of the advancing Soviets, and reach relative safety beyond the Oder and Elbe rivers. Public officials, motivated to save lives, often permitted populated areas to be evacuated, against orders from the regional Gauleiter or higher authorities. As the front line receded toward towns like Arnswalde, Reetz, and Stettin residents tried to help the passing refugees, but sandwiches and coffee were small comfort to those who had recently lost everything save what could be carried personally or transported on carts.

IS-2 heavy tanks and ISU-152 self-propelled guns followed in a second echelon, between 300m and 500m behind. This secondechelon force would concentrate on heavily defended enemy positions at ranges of up to about 1,500m, where their large-caliber rounds proved very effective against area targets. With T-34/85s and artillery covering the flanks (2), the heavy Soviet armor would then move forward to lead the immediate breakthrough phase (3). After disrupting enemy command and control and containing any counterattacks the armor would spearhead any pursuit or exploitation.

Com communication as it cut down on cross-chatter and promoted the top-down command style favored by Soviet leadership. During combat, commands were generally made in the open in view of the narrow time frame in which they would be carried out. Specific unit and commander names were coded to preserve security. In addition to radios signal flares were used, as were telephones for more stationary facilities, and although the latter were susceptible to being cut by artillery, they provided the most secure method of communication.

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