Thursday, January 6, 2011
Number 10 Downing
Prime Ministers Atlee’s private quarters
August 25th, 1946
We can confirm that the Soviets are moving their air assets into position sir. Despite our efforts they are bringing in all the supplies and fuel they will need to launch an all out cross channel air assault. The range of their front line fighters puts all of southern England within their reach. That means their bombers will be escorted at all times and possibly by their new jets.
How are our preparations coming along?
We’re pumping out Meteors as fast as we can and pulling out all the Spits and Tempests from mothballs. As usual it will be the pilots that will determine if we survive or not. It’s a given that the Reds have studied all the mistakes by both sides in The Battle of Britain I and are not going to repeat them. We have to do the same and figure out how to survive their overwhelming numbers as we did against the Germans.
Everyone knows how close we came to defeat in that one. I just hope we learned our lessons as well. At least we have much more advanced warning and can concentrate our resources better. On the other hand the numbers the Soviets can put against us are staggering and we have a little more than a month to prepare.
Well what is it Ronald? Spit it out.
Where are the American’s sir? I know that for propaganda purposes we have a few units of American P80s available but we both know the bulk of the USAAF is just not to be found despite the press releases.
We have to go it alone for a while Ronald. It’s all part of the plan that we agreed to long ago. We are going to take it on the chin but it will help win the war in the end.
It sounds very familiar sir.
How so Ronald?
Well sir we basically lost our empire in the last war and now we might just lose our country. Meanwhile the American’s come in late and pick up the pieces.
We really have no options here Ronald. I will not give in to Stalin’s demands. Our sacrifice will ensure that Stalin is defeated I’m sure of it. Lend Lease has opened the flood gates again and the American’s will be forever in our debt, I‘ve made sure of that. The world will be free of the this plague forever. A couple of months of hell will mean generations of peace and prosperity for our peoples.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
August 24, May 1946
Off Kotlin Island near Leningrad
A huge crane strains at the cable and gradually the fishing net and it’s cargo break the surface. The small group involuntarily flinches as the shape of the contents becomes apparent. All though dented and broken in three pieces it’s shape is unmistakably a bomb. A huge life destroying bomb.
“Incredible we found it in shallow water on board the third B29 wreckage we examined. It appears that the pilot deliberately wanted to crush his plane as much as possible but the plane was so damaged that he didn’t have much control. He was a brave man. I believe he could have escaped with his life and his crew's if they didn’t try so hard to destroy their cargo.”
“Very lucky indeed comrade. Lucky for us and unlucky for the Capitalist Pigs. Do you really think we can gain anything from that mess?”
“I personally don’t think we can. We already have all the plans so this is just a physical proof of what we already know and it’s so damaged. I really don’t see how it can help that much. Comrade Stalin wants to use it as a bargaining chip or for propaganda purposes I suppose. Maybe he’ll use it to scare the NATO generals into doing something stupid or threaten to use it on England and make them sue for peace.”
“But it’s damaged beyond repair!”
“Yes but the NATO pigs don’t know that. We can use it to mask some of the activities of our spies. It will be hard to tell if the knowledge we gained comes from them or this wreck and they will realize soon that we have gained a significant amount of knowledge.”
“Well I just hope it comes in time.”
August 23rd, 1946
Why is it that all these notes we get from agent Paul are all smudged and so hard to read? You’d think he could be a little more careful and neat with these things. He does know that they go directly to comrade Fyodor doesn’t he? I would never turn in such a mess to a such a man as Fyodor.
It has something to do with the speed in which he has to gather his information and from where he gets it. Apparently time is of the essence and neatness doesn’t matter.
You must be right comrade because he is still alive and sending us notes.