Book One - The Red Tide - Stalin Strikes First
May 2nd, 1895 - Sergo Peshkova is born
Aug 3rd, 1943 - Sergo attends a party where he meets Stalin and their unusual relationship begins
Aug 13th, 1943 - Sergo becomes an advisor to Joseph Stalin specializing in aerospace
Nov 24th, 1943 - Sergo is given full control of Soviet aerospace research and development.
Jan 4th, 1944 - Research on the German Wasserfal Ground to Air missile and the X4 air to air missile becomes a top priority under Sergo’s leadership using stolen materials from Peenemunde
Aug 1944 - Three USAAF Superfortress B-29 bombers fall into the possession of the USSR
Dec, 18, 1945 - 17 of the 22 members of an elite atomic bomb assembly team are killed in a series of seemingly accidental events during the holidays. 15 die in a bus crash. These deaths delay the American Atomic Weapons program for 6 months
May 1st, 1946 - May Day Parade in Berlin and Moscow
May 2nd, 1946 - World War Three begins with a surprise attack by the Red Army consisting of 60 divisions and over 7,000 combat aircraft.
May 11th - NATO is formed.
May 13th, 1946 - The surprise attack is a complete success with 13 out of 22 US, British and French divisions overrun.
July 3rd, 1946 - Denmark surrenders to the forces of the USSR.
July 13th, 1946 - France surrenders to the USSR.
July 13th, 1946 - The Soviet Agent known as Delmar (George Koval) assassinates hundreds of American nuclear scientists using the world’s most deadly substance, Polonium, at conferences in Oak Ridge, TN and Dayton, OH. This cripples the US nuclear program for another 12 months and possibly forever.
July 27th, 1946 - USAAF attempt to drop an atomic bomb on Leningrad. The NKVD and its stable of spies is instrumental in warning the Soviet Red Air Force VVS. With a combination of the new Wasserfal Ground to Air guided Missile and hundreds of fighters the raid is decimated and an atomic bomb is lost in the Baltic Sea.
July 28th, 1946 - The Red Army is stopped temporarily on the Pyrenees Line by a combination of US and Spanish divisions using the rugged terrain of this mountain range located on the border of France and Spain.
Aug 2nd, 1946 - Italy is abandoned by the NATO Allies and all forces are pulled back to Sardinia.
Aug, 15th, 1946 - The Soviet VVS demonstrates its newest aircraft by flying at great heights over the entire British Isles in an attempt to intimidate the British people. This demonstration proves that the entire British Isles can be attack from the air unlike the First Battle of Britain where the Luftwaffe was severely limited in range.
August 17th, 1946 - The Strategic Air Command is formed with Curtis LeMay named as commander.
August 20th, 1946 - The Soviet VVS continues a massive buildup of the Red Air Force on the Channel coast. It appears that a Second Battle of Britain is about to be fought.