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Book One World War Three 1946

Book One World War Three 1946
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Saturday, July 16, 2011


The tracks of the dozer dug deep into the ground. They had to in order for the blade of the massive bulldozer to dig even deeper. Like some kind of giant insect the bulldozer flattened uneven ground. This uneven ground was in Holland. It was hard to believe there was any unlevel ground in all of Holland but there is was.

It was needed to launch a number of squadrons of Soviet planes. These planes were destined to fly to Great Britain and hopefully back. Well, one side hoped they made it back. The other did not.

There should have been plenty of airfields left over from the last war but there wasn’t. Four times the number of planes that took off from these fields in 1940 where scheduled to do the same. They were going to attempt to clear the skies above the British Isles. They where scheduled to prevent any RAF aircraft from ever reaching for the skies again. They called it air superiority.

The bulldozers were a vital part of that plan as were the thousands of German prisoners of war toiling in the early Autumn sun. A handful of them might have been involved in the last attempt to defeat the Royal Air Force. The over all objective for one side was the same…survive the coming onslaught. The other side had learned from the defeat of the Germans in 1940 and were sure to have developed alternative tactics that they would attempt to use.

The end result for the Soviets was not invasion. It was to clear the skies above Great Britain and prevent them from every again attacking Europe and the motherland. It was to prevent the Americans from using Britain as an unsinkable aircraft carrier or as a spring board for invasion. It was to defeat utterly, the RAF and to prevent it from ever rising to the defense of the skies about Great Britain again.

The Soviets had spent 6 months modifying their fighters for longer range, higher altitudes and now thousands of them could extend their reach over 600 miles from the coast of the English Channel. They could now reach for the skies like the Americans. Virtually all of the United Kingdom was within range of the fighters force of the Red Army.

The Soviets watched as the Luftwaffe failed because their fighters could not stay long enough over their targets. How they could not reach many parts of Britain. How the Battle of Britain was lost when the Germans diverted their attention from Fighter Command to bombing the cities. How the Luftwaffe ran out of trained pilots before the RAF did.

Soon it would be time to see if the RAF had adapted as well. New radars, new jet fighters, new AA guns, new AA shells with proximity fuses. Would this be enough to over come 4 to 1 odds? In the first Battle of Britain the RAF managed to shoot down just over 1 and a half planes for each of their losses. In the end they lost more fighters than the Germans

In the Battle of Britain Two this will be a recipe for defeat.

Where are the Americans? Will they come in time?

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