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Well....What can I say? This is a real life alternative history where Germany went about WW2 different, and won. This is the first part of the timeline that I have done, if anyone would like to tackle a country in this, please drop me a PM although I do have general ideas which will come here...

Note: I realise it changes tense now and again, although nothing major, and so I apolagise about that

1939:

July:

12th: The Nazi Party finally completes its takeover of German Provinces and support is joined by each.

August:

11th: The German military is mobilizing on the borders of Poland, although Hitler craftily declares this as training operations.

14th: The battleship Bismarck is sighted in Polish Waters, although the reports are sketchy at best. The Polish raise security around Danzig Bay where the majority of their fleet is moored, along with the German vessels Tirpitz and Scharnhorst.

19th: A series of covert operations by the Fallschirmjaeger (Paratroopers) into Poland begins. The Polish Government warn Hitler that if he continues his actions they will declare war.

September:

1st: In the first action of WW2 the German forces at Danzig Bay turn their weapons on the Polish vessels. The Bismarck razes the towns and cities around the bay with incendiary weapons while the Fallschirmjaeger land in Danzig itself. The German population of the city wade into the shallows but are gunned down by the merciless Nazis, who view them as traitors.

2nd: The British Armed Forces are mobilized along the Southern Coast of England and the Royal Navy deploy to aid in the protection of refugee convoys escaping Poland. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain denounces the actions of Germany as barbaric and holds meetings with the leaders of Australia, India and New Zealand.

3rd: War is declared on Germany by Britain and its trio of allies. Germany responds with the sinking of the battleship, HMS Athenia off the coast of Scotland by the pocket battleship, Admiral Graf Spee.

4th: The HMS Repulse engages the Admiral Scheer off the French coastline. Both vessels are heavily damage, with the former loosing eighty crewmen and the latter a hundred and fifteen.

6th: Jan Smuts, Prime Minister of South Africa is captured in a rapid strike by the Fallschirmjaeger and forced to sign a decree of neutrality.

7th: The Subjugation of Poland continues with the burning of Krakow.

13th: Warsaw is encircled by the German Army and slowly crushed in a ten hour long pyrrhic bombardment.

15th: The Aircraft Carrier HMS Courageous is ambushed by the Tirpitz off of Ireland and looses her capabilities to launch RAF planes. The British Government swear revenge and launches the Battlecruiser HMS Hood in an attempt to “Annihilate those German bastards”.

19th: The Japanese Imperial Army continue to assault China in the third year of the Indo-China War.

23rd: The Scharnhorst brings Hitler to Italy on a peace mission. Hitler and Mussolini meet in Rome and sign a pact of alliance. Italian Divisions begin to put pressure on surrounding countries to join Hitler.

October:

1st: The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) bolster at the Maginot Line, adding to the French Divisions already present. A total of 122,000 British Troops are deployed with a further 35,000 deploying to the major cities of France.

5th: The Tirpitz and Hood clash off of the west coast of Africa. Both ships sustain heavy casualties and damage and are forced back to their respective ports for the remainder of the year.

7th: The Subjugation of Poland comes to an end when the Poles sign a treaty of defeat and hand over their military capabilities, small elements manage to flee too Britain however, angering Hitler.

8th: When Hitler realizes he neither has the manpower nor technology to combat the amounts of forces aligned along the Maginot he meets with Mussolini once again. It is decided that 70% of the Italian Army will be moved to reinforce the German positions against a possible counterattack and the War slips into three months of backstabbing, alliance making and cold stalemate.

1940:

January:

3rd: Three thousand Finns arrive in France to symbolize the newly founded alliance between them and the Anglo-Franco Allies.

7th: The Russians remain neutral despite constant attempts from Hitler to bring them into his wings.

9th: Canada declare war on Germany after one of their Cruisers is sunk off Portsmouth by the Admiral Scheer.

21st: A Canadian Infantry Division arrives in Northern France, weary and tired.

24th: Reinhard Heydrich and a Regiment of Schutzstaffel arrive at the Siegfried Line. Heydrich, who has recently been appointed as the leading expert on the Jewish Menace has been tasked with Hitler to search the German ranks for Troopers of Jewish Heritage.

27th: The German plans for the Invasion of France and Belgium begin to formulate in Berlin. Hitler appoints his former security commander, Erwin Rommel as leader of the 7th Panzer Division, and reroutes them too the Siegfried Line.

29th: The final plans for the Invasion of Norway and Denmark are finalized and it is decided that it will take place consequently with the Invasion of France.

February:

1st: Tirpitz and the pocket battleship Lützow are spotted off Egersund in Norway and Chamberlain calls for answers from Hitler. These requests are refuted and Norway remains neutral.

16th: HMS Cossack covertly brings a small contingent of Finns to Norway to keep watch over the enemy vessels present, due to them being experts at the rugged snow capped terrain.

21st: General Nikolaus von Falkenhorst arrives in Norway aboard a U-Boat with a small escort of Schutzstaffel. He immediately proceeds to inspect the defences of coastal towns and inland cities. The reasons go unknown, but Falkenhorst leaves for Germany in less than a week.

March:

1st: The Invasion plans for Norway are rethought with new information brought back by Falkenhorst. It is decided that the Invasion will be a joint rapid attack between the Kriegsmarine and Fallschirmjaeger.

14th: The Finns and British begin to call for volunteers to retake Viipuri and Helsinki, both of which are now under German command after a rapid strike on the sixteenth of February.

17th: Finland and Russia hold peace treaties in Moscow. The two, who had been involved in a small war, agree to become allies although neither will aid the other unless they are under serious threat.

19th: A taskforce of Brits and Finns are deployed to Finland in an attempt to take back Helsinki and Viipuri.

21st: Scapa Flow comes under air attack. No major damage is dealt to the ships present, although thirty civilian casualties are sustained when a small tavern is hit by a crashing German Fighter.

-Japan begins to set up slave camps in China, demonstrating their remorseless nature. The Japanese expand their territories in the Pacific, causing the American Pacific Fleet to go onto high alert. The USA remain neutral however and regain their composure when Admiral Yamamoto arrives at Pearl Harbour bearing peace treaties.

April:

3rd: The German Norwegian Campaign begins. Nine Fallschirmjaeger Divisions make the initial landings along Oslofjord, taking the primary towns and cities in a matter of hours. The Tirpitz destroys a pair of British Frigates that had been moored along the banks of Oslofjord, thus beginning their involvement in the campaign.

-Six thousand Schutzstaffel personnel take Oslo itself from the decks of the Lützow and its attendant ships, a action which is replicated in countless articles and pictures for months after.

-The 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking support the initial attacks, crushing the small elements of resistance easily. The “Finn Battalion”, a force of 430 Finnish Veterans who had volunteered into Wiking become famed for their defences against Norwegian counterattacks that last into the night. For three more months the Campaign lasts, with Falkenhorst finally coming to reside in Oslo with a large amount of his troopers.

5th: Hitler manages to buy the Finnish populations of Helsinki and Viipuri with a staggering speech and promise of riches and prosperity. Soon after the majority of the Finnish are under German command and the taskforce of British and Finnish soldiers turn back for Britain.

6th-20th: A successful British Convoy departs Britain for Malta. The Bismarck, which had been unseen for several months harasses the Convoy until it pulls into Malta, destroying three bulk transporters and killing hundreds.

27th: The British and Australians land at Oslo and the Siege of Oslo begins. For six weeks the British and SS units duel on the outskirts of the city until the Tirpitz returns from a patrol and finds its new homeport under attack. The British are forced to retreat while the Australians hold out for another week in a gallant last stand. When they are finished only a hundred of the original seven thousand Australians remain.

May:

1st: The final evacuations of Allied forces in Norway take place along the coast and depart for Britain. After the failure in the counter attack, Chamberlain resigns and is replaced with Winston Churchill.

2nd: Forced conscription in Britain begins. Any man between the age of sixteen and thirty-six join the military, although those of South Wales and Northern England narrowly escape the conscription due to needs for coal.

3rd: The first action of Churchill is the Invasion of Iceland. While it is important, it is overshadowed by the events of the 10th.

10th-30th : The Invasion of France, Belgium and other surrounding countries begins, albeit slightly late. The Germans surge forth at might night under the cover of darkness and easily overrun the French defences. The Finnish forces present play a monumental part in the Defence of Fort Eben-Emael, defending against thirty thousand Germans for an hour and allowing the British and Canadian Forces present to fall back. They were taken prisoner and executed back in Finland for treason against the Nazis.

-Rommel and his Division defeat several of Frances Tank-Battalions in a pivotal battle directly behind the Maginot Line. The battle is what earns Rommel and his Division the nickname “Ghost Division” due to the sheer amount of casualties dealt.

-Kaiser Wilhelm II, former ruler of Germany, flees to Britain with his family when Churchill offers them asylum. Heydrich pursues him to the French coast with his Regiment but cannot arrive in time to stop Wilhelm departing aboard the Prince of Wales.

-The Dutch Government flees with their monarch to Britain but are killed when their transport ship is intercepted by the Gneisenau. In total eight hundred hands go down with the ship in the English Channel and it becomes apparent that they cannot risk such a thing once more.

-The Netherlands, now without a ruling body decide to surrender. However Hitler orders Amsterdam and Rotterdam to be carpet bombed as a warning to others. Nearly the entire populations are killed in the inferno and the ancient cities collapse after seven hours.

-Churchill organizes the Home Guard for the first time in British History and suspecting a German attack moves them too Dorset.

-Prime Minister Churchill visits Paris where he is told that France are giving in. with the German Divisions on the borders of the city, Churchill becomes top priority to the BEF and is evacuated while Paris undergoes severe bombardment. Antwerp falls while this happens and Arras is taken by Rommel.

-Churchill and the BEF, along with those French and other Allied forces who are present are evacuated from Dunkirk. HMS Hood performs a bombardment to cover the retreat and causes a great amount of damage to the French countryside. 340,000 Allied Troops are successfully evacuated before Churchill leaves. With Churchill and his command staff safely aboard the Hood, it departs and leaves ten thousand or so Allied Troops stranded on enemy ground. Their last orders are to stall the advance and thus they turn and starve off the German attack.

-Britain undergoes extensive bombing raids from Goering’s Luftwaffe and heavy damage is dealt. London lights the night sky for countless hours during these days as it is burned, saved and then burned again.

-King Leopold of Belgium is killed in a botched attempt to capture him by Heydrich. Reinhard Heydrich is promoted and comes to command over Belgium in the following months, hammering out resistance movements and murdering thousands of Jews.

-The Japanese stir in the Pacific and begin to fortify their Islands, not wanting to come under attack from their newly acquired, secret allies, Germany.

June:

2nd: The last strewn elements of Allied forces in Norway are evacuated and the War starts to appear dire for the Allies.

3rd-9th: Paris continues to be bombarded by the encircled German military. Rommel falls out with many of the German Commanders when he disagrees at the worthless slaughter and is removed from his command. Under armed escort he returns to Berlin where he holds a conference with Hitler, who puts him under command of the rebellious Afrika Korps.

-HMS Glorious is sunk while transporting Norwegian officials and the battered remnants of the Allied Forces from Norway by the Admiral Scheer and Scharnhorst.

-King Haakon of Norway and seven others are rescued by the HMS Cossack from the North Sea aboard a lifeboat and are transported to the nearest Allied land, Scotland.

-Bismarck bombards Crete and Malta before disappearing once more, becoming known as the Grey Ghost amongst the allies.

13th: Paris is finally taken. Luckily the majority of the city is intact and the fires eat away at the slums and parks around the city.

14th: The Russians retreat back into their borders and begins to fortify their borders. Both the Allies and Nazis keep in contact with Stalin, who plays them both off against one another and trades false information.

16th: General De Gaulle and his French forces that managed to escape to Britain begin to form into a coherent force and occupy the town of Lincoln in England. The English civilians welcome the French, particularly the handsome ones.

-The cooperating French become known as the New-Franco Government.

17th: The Italians which had been occupying the Siegfried Line finally move into France behind the Germans, mopping up elements of resistance and the odd British force that were abandoned.

-Mussolini recalls all but three Divisions from France and prepares for a Invasion of British Africa.

-The French battleship Lorraine under orders from Gaulle and Churchill leads a suicidal attack on the Italian Fleet around Northern Africa. The Lorraine heavily damages six Italian vessels before limping back to port in Portsmouth, half destroyed and with barely three hundred crewmen alive.

28th: Marshal Italo Balbo, commander of the Italians in North Africa meets with Rommel and his newly acquainted Afrika Korps at Tobruk. A friendship is struck that will last years.

30th: The Channel Islands are invaded by the Germans and fall within a matter of days. The British civilians are allowed to leave and each of the Islands becomes a Jew-Arab Prison.

July:

1st: The last of the British Channel Islanders leave their homes and are escorted back to Britain by the HMS Repulse.

2nd: British Mandate for Palestine comes under attack from a Italian force that is quickly repelled, although at the cost of some six thousand natives.

4th-8th: Hitler begins to formulate a plan for the Invasion of Britain put pulls it off and instead focuses on the European countries that he has yet to take.

-The Welsh capitol of Cardiff is bombarded by the Luftwaffe for the first time since the war began. Casualties are minimum but the fleet of coal-carriers are damaged.

-The French-German Alliance grows. In retaliation the Royal Navy attack the French Fleet which is moored at French Algeria. The Aircraft Carrier Ark Royal, supported by the battleships Hood, Resolution and Valiant accounts for the most kills, although the cruisers and destroyers which accompany the ships are also moderately successful.

13th: The Luftwaffe destroy a Merchant fleet in the English Channel and kills 1203. This begins to Battle of Britain.

15th: In retaliation for the attacks on the 13th, the RAF launch raids against the Netherlands and destroys countless munitions factories. A major battle takes place over the Channel which leaves the RAF licking its wounds.

-The Luftwaffe retaliate that night and attack Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Casualties rocket and Churchill begins to grow angry that his depleted RAF are too thinly spread to provide any real protection.

18th: British-held Gibraltar is attacked by the New-Franco Airforce.

27th: The women and children of Gibraltar are evacuated to friendly nations and the security of the nation is increased.

30th: Hitler rethinks plans for the Invasion of Britain and decides he will go ahead with it. It is named Sealion and the German presence in the Channel is increased greatly.

August:

1st: The official date for Operation Sealion is September 15th. Preparations begin immediately.

3rd: The New-Franco Government decree that Charles De Gaulle is no longer a member of the French Nation and that he will be executed upon sight.

4th: Great amounts of Italian soldiery invade British Somaliland. The opening skirmishes between the local garrison and the invaders are blood and fast paced.

-The Battle of Britain continues between the RAF and the Luftwaffe.

7th: The British forces in Somaliland evacuate too avoid being encircled by the enemies greater numbers. British Somaliland falls to the Italians and the surviving British-African forces from Somaliland move too Northern Africa.

13th: Adler Tag. Eight thousand German Messerschmitt Bf 109’s along with various varieties if bombers attack RAF Airbases across Britain. For two weeks Adler Tag rages and countless towns, military establishments and cities are badly damaged, or in the worst of cases destroyed.

15th: Using the newly invented RADAR, the RAF counterattack against the biggest Luftwaffe attack to date. Luftwaffe casualties are higher than previously estimated and Adler Tag is pulled off for two days. Entire bomber Squadrons disappear beneath flak and Churchill hails it as “The greatest Day in British Warfare thus far!”

19th-5th September: Hitler orders his fleet to blockade and bombard Britain in Operation Eagle Fury. The Bismarck returns from its times in the Mediterranean and is joined by the Admiral Graf Spee in patrolling the Irish Sea. Blackpool is shelled multiple times, destroying the antique piers and the tower in a hour long bombardment. The Scharnhorst is damaged badly when the RAF perform bombing runs on her.

-The Italian Navy similarly blockade the various British Ports within the Mediterranean.

-Long range artillery begins to bombard the Southern Coast of England in apprehension of the upcoming invasion. Coventry is bombed upon the same night and Churchill orders the RAF to crush Berlin. However before they can actually make it to Berlin, Goering and his Luftwaffe intercept the force and destroy it.

-The London Blitz begins and Southern England slowly begins to fester with niggling thoughts of surrender. The upwards to five million soldiers present in England are now ready for another strike on Europe but Churchill is more interested in leaving them to defend Dorset.

September:

1st: Jewish civilians within the land controlled by Germany are ordered to wear yellow stars for easy identification. Tensions between Heinrich Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich begin to rise as the latter starts to gain favour in the eyes of the Dictator.

2nd: America gifts Britain with 50 Destroyers in return for land on British Soil.

3rd: The RAF bolster their defences along the Southern Coast when they received information about a possible Invasion, however they do the movements in the dead of night and store the aircraft secretly. Churchill orders the Canadian Divisions present to the White Cliffs and the British Divisions along the remainder of the coast. Hitler orders his Panzer Divisions to the French Coast where they will be transported across the Channel.

4th: The Luftwaffe continue their bombings of London and surrounding districts, while raiding the occasional town.

5th: When the Luftwaffe suffer a drastic defeat Hitler calls off Operation Sealion and orders his ships from around Britain, although not before they bombard any coastal establishments which they come across. Death tolls reach the thousands in the three or so days it takes to return. The Bismarck and Admiral Graf Spee bombard the White Cliffs and brings them down, along with several thousand Canadians.

19th-20th: The Italian Invasion of Egypt begins. The opening skirmishes are bloody but the small garrisons of British and Egyptian forces present provide little rivalry for the Italians. Meanwhile the Italian Air Corps are transferred to Northern France too continue to hammer against the RAF.

-The British Forces in Egypt organize a counterattack against the Italian Invasion. They force back the five Italian Divisions with barely a quarter of that number, showing how advanced British tactics actually are. A large Allied force lands at Dakar and are met with tough resistance from the New-Franco Fleet. HMS Warspite single-handedly defends the British transports before pulling out into the Atlantic for a prolonged mission.

28th: The Japanese occupy Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore after the New-Franco Forces pull out. The Japanese Imperial Army become one of the most superior fighting forces with the sharing of German weaponries and vehicles.

29th: Bismarck and Scharnhorst are sighted in the Indian Ocean

November:

1st: Greece is invaded by the Italians during the early hours of the morning and all but taken in a rapid strike across the country, destroying ancient monuments and slaughtering thousands. Mussolini is condemned by Churchill for this act and he vows that he will be brought to justice. Mussolini retorts by bombarding British positions around the Mediterranean.

3rd: When Ireland refuse to harbour British vessels, Churchill orders the ports to be forcefully taken. This causes great outburst amongst the Southern Irish population, although many are actually happy that it has happened due to it being extra protection from the Nazi Regime.

5th: The Imperial Japanese Navy disappears while moored off Okinawa, as does great amounts of Soldiers and munitions. The Americans within the Pacific grow suspect and recall their fleet to Pearl Harbour.

9th: Neville Chamberlain is killed while attempting to cross the English Channel and make peace with Germany. His ship is destroyed by a Luftwaffe attack and his body is never found. Rumours of him being a German spy grows rife, however Churchill, despite not getting along with Chamberlain declares these lies.

10th-30th December: A series of Luftwaffe attacks on Britain causes Churchill to put the defences back up.

-The first Jewish Death-Camp is set up on the outskirts of Paris, Hitler being adept to keep them as far away from Germany as he can.

-Skirmishes between Rommel and the British in Northern Africa take place.

-Battles between the Royal Navy and the Kriegsmarine grow more frequent.

-America retains its neutrality despite gifting Britain with a substantial amount of vessels.

Nyctophobia- Fear of the Dark Angel.

"No one ever spoke about of those two absent brothers. Their separate tragedies had seemed like aberrations. Had they, in fact, been warnings that no one had heeded?"

'Killing a man is like fucking, boy, only instead of giving life you take it. You experience the ecstasy of penetration as your warhead enters the enemy's belly and the shaft follows. You see the whites of his eyes roll inside the sockets of his helmet. You feel his knees give way beneath him and the weight of his faltering flesh draw down the point of your spear. Are you picturing this?'
'Yes, lord.'
'Is your dick hard yet?'
'No, lord.'
''What? You've got your spear in a man's guts and your dog isn't stiff? What are you, a woman?'

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1941

January:

1st: London is attacked by the largest Luftwaffe force in several weeks, destroying various buildings and killing great amounts.

2nd: The Aircraft Carrier HMS Illustrious is spotted off the Coast of Western Italy. Before the Italian Navy can redeploy too meet it however the ship falls from the RADAR. It becomes apparent that the Royal Navy are using Malta as a primary base and Mussolini gives order for the Islands destruction.

3rd: Bardia, North Africa is attacked by the Australian XIII Corps after a sustainable bombing run that lasted two days. The initial charges by the sixteen thousand Australians are successful and the outskirts of Bardia are penetrated easily, the defenders tired and weary. Under the cover of a naval bombardment they continued to push into Bardia until the Italians counter attacked.

Intelligence had reported a scarce three thousand Italians were present, each of which were tired and fatigued. Instead they found 45,000 well trained and energetic Italians who were longing for blood. The counterattacks cost the lives of six thousand Australians before they were routed. The British force present, some thirty Matilda II and a Infantry Company consisting of four hundred well slept men held the ground. The battle was bloody between the two, Bardia however was destined to fall when the HMS Valiant used incendiary weapons against the town.

5th: The Assault on Tobruk begins. The airport is taken by the 1st Battalion Black Watch during the early stages of the Assault, however the Scottish sustain heavy casualties during the taking. The Italians counterattack three times but the remnants of the Black Watch manage to hold the airport until support can arrive.

10th: HMS Illustrious is heavily damaged by a German Squadron while arriving at Malta and this knocks out the majority of the Islands air support.

12th: The Assault on Tobruk continues.

14th: Plymouth falls under attack at midnight by a large Luftwaffe force which is only repelled from RAF Squadrons along the Southern Coast of Wales.

15th: The British launch an attack on Italian held Ethiopia from nearby Kenya.

-Another assault on Malta leaves the HMS Illustrious aflame and drifting in the Mediterranean. A Company of German Fallschirmjaeger land on the blazing vessel in an attempt to take it. However they are thrown back by the crew. The Squadrons stationed aboard the Carrier return to Malta while the ship herself and a skeleton crew leave for Alexandria and a apparent refit.

18th: Malta once again comes under attack and the Carrier HMS Ark Royal is redeployed to protect the Island, along with the HMS Repulse and Prince of Wales.

19th: Tobruk falls to the Allies after a six hour long duel amongst the tight winding streets. Meanwhile the Kenya-Based British Regiments strike for the captured Somaliland.

30th: The Allied Forces sally forth from Tobruk and capture Derna, one hundred miles away.

-Rommel becomes the official leader of the Afrika Korps and lays down his plans for the Taking of Africa. His first act is to condemn the Italian forces were retreating back towards their ports.

-The XIII Corps overrun the Italians and take the majority of them prisoner, including a vast amount of weaponry and vehicles.

February:

9th: Mussolini meets Rommel in Southern France where a newly reformed Afrika Korps is preparing to meet with the last remnants of the original one in Northern Africa. Rommel takes a immediate disliking to the Italian Dictator who himself finds it amusing that anyone could hate him.

-Allied Forces continue to swathe across Northern Africa, defeating any who stand in their way and taken each homestead, town and city which they come across. The Italo-Germanic Remnant puts up a gallant fight and amount for 30% of the entire casualties during the campaign.

14th: Malta continues to be under a hammer blow of enemy fire from the Luftwaffe. The amount of munitions which rain down on Malta are so extensive that it glows like an ember in the night, red-hot with flames and spent casings. Civilian casualties are surprisingly moderate due to the sheer amount of protective bunkers and tunnels which the British had stitched the Island with.

-Rommel is the first member of the Afrika Korps to set foot in Africa, jumping from his transport before any other can do so. By the end of the night eighteen thousand Nazis are arrayed across Tripoli and its surrounding areas, the RAF manage to sink at least one transport, although they are chased off by a large Luftwaffe force several hours later. No initial combat is met by the Allied forces due to them being inland.

17th: The massive injection of the Afrika Korps sends the Allied African Command into turmoil and Rommel takes advantage of this by leading a charge across the desert towards Tobruk. Almost immediately the Australians begin to dig in harder and further, readying new ramparts for the upcoming attack.

19th: Swansea, South Wales undergoes a three day bombing that leaves the entire city in ruins.

-Rommel finally meets with a picket line of British Matilda’s. His Tiger Tanks smash their way through the older British Tanks easily and it becomes apparent they were merely buying time for the Australians in Tobruk. The battle itself lasts only a matter of an hour before Rommel crushes the last remnants, showing his true strategic genius.

24th: British Submarines clash with Italian Cruisers off of North Africa, sinking one and heavily damaging another. Meanwhile in Europe the first of the Polish Jews disappear during the night of the 24th and are never seen again. Reinhard Heydrich leaves the demoralized Netherlands for Poland coinciding these events, raising suspicion amongst Europe that he has something to do with it.

29th: The RAF assail Rommel and his Afrika Korps while they are traversing the deserts of North Africa, causing casualties amongst the Germans and the small contingent of battered Italians.

March:

1st: Hitler meets in Berlin with Rudolf Hoess and it is decided that he will expand the already existing Prison Camps. He begins to work closely with Heinrich Himmler and Albert Speer and designs a series of brutal Camps along the Nazi Empire.


13th: London once again comes under a punishing attack from the Luftwaffe and this time Buckingham Palace is moderately damaged. While the Luftwaffe fall back they drop bombs on Portsmouth, damaging a portion of the Royal Navy moored there.

17th: Filtering sightings of the lost Japanese Fleet are reported all across the Pacific. The Americans dispatch the USS California too search for it from Pearl Harbour, hoping they can find some trace of their allies.

20th: London and Bristol are firebombed in a pincer movement by the Luftwaffe. RAF efforts to protect Britain are improved and a greater intake of fighters and bombers comes around, swelling their inventory to some seven thousand Spitfires.

-HMS York, a York Class Cruiser is sunk while defending Malta. All hands are lost, Churchill vows repentance for the families of those killed.

-British Shipping Industries along the River Clyde are ravaged for three hours by continuous waves of Luftwaffe. Hitler claims that the British defences are waning and that the Island-Nation will fall soon.

27th: The Italians and British clash in a decisive battle off of Greece, allowing the Greece Military to fortify their last remaining city, Athens.

31st: The Afrika Korps continue their push, Rommel leading them purposefully. Reich Command loose contact with the Afrika Korps, leaving Hitler enraged.

April:

1st-30th: The Atlantic Convoys are preyed on by the Tirpitz operating out of Norway and the Prinz Eugen operating out of South America. Casualties are massive and untold amounts of supplies are lost. Churchill gives orders for both vessels to be destroyed as highest priority.

-President Roosevelt tours the Pacific aboard the USS Nevada.

2nd: Rommel and the British clash in Northern Africa once again, this time however the Germans are beaten back in a pincer movement. Rommel rethinks his battle plans.

4th: Iraq is taken by the Nazis, Hitler installs Rashid Ali as Dictator and orders the previous, British abiding government to be imprisoned and trialed.

7th: Rommel and the Afrika Korps finally take Libya from the British in a Blitzkrieg that lasts a single night and begins to move for Tobruk.

-The Ethiopian Government give in to the requests of the Italians and allow themselves to undergo a dictatorship.

10th-15th: 2nd SS Division Das Reich stamp out a resistance movement in Poland, Finland and recently taken Yugoslavia.

11th: America begin to patrol the Atlantic when the German Pocket-Battleship Admiral Graf Spee is sighted along the Eastern Seaboard.

13th: Lützow joins with Prinz Eugen in South America.

16th: Rommel splits his forces in two, with half moving towards Tobruk with him and the over half sweeping for Derna. Afrika Korps reinforcements arrive coinciding these events.

-America occupy Greenland and start the construction of a naval base there that will allow them to operate out over the Atlantic for longer spaces of time.

-Tobruk is attacked by a substantial Luftwaffe force.

18th: Rommel arrives at dreary Tobruk and immediately attacks, thus beginning the Siege of Tobruk.

-A Afrika Korps Convoy is attacked by four British Destroyers. The Italian Battleship escorting destroys the British Fleet, killing hundreds and rescuing the Convoy.

-Australian and British Glider Troops arrive at RAF Shaibah, reinforcing it. The Iraqi Dictatorship prepare to attack the base.

-Ireland is raided by a heavy Luftwaffe force, razing large portions of Belfast in a eight hour long attack. The RAF respond but in scarce numbers, and because of this thousands of Irishmen are killed.

23rd: A Indian Division arrives in Iraq, reinforcing the British sections of the country and preparing to attack those held by Rashid Ali.

-The Evacuation of Greece begins in the early night. The last of the Greek Regiments notably refuse to abandon Athens and hold back the Italians and Germans for a further three weeks. The governmental body of Greece are evacuated to Crete.

-Australian Regiments in Greece are the last to leave and are sent to reinforce Crete, despite being fatigued from the previous campaign and low on ammunition.

-The Afrika Korps suffer staggering losses when they attempt to take Tobruk. Hitler orders Rommel to cease his attacks until further noticed, the Field-Marshal is infuriated that the Dictator does not trust him.

27th: Athens finally falls when Hitler orders incendiaries to be used. The forces within willingly surrender to save their city from the flames.

-Reinforcements in the form of Hurricanes arrive at Malta, strengthening the Air Group there.

30th: Rommel begins a week long bombardment of Tobruk in an attempt to end the Siege with an enemy surrender.

-RAF Shaibah is ordered to end its flight operations by the Iraqi Dictatorship. The British Government disagree however and a large force of Iraqis are sighted heading towards Shaibah.

May:

1st: The Docks of Liverpool burn in a seven night long bombing by the Luftwaffe, Churchill orders that the RAF presences in and around the cities are heightened.

2nd: RAF Shaibah launch preemptive strikes upon the Iraqis, who had sent a Division to capture it. In three hours seven thousand men lay dead. Thus begins the Anglo-Iraqi Campaign.

4th: The Iraqi forces besieging Shaibah retreat under a counterattack by the Indian Division that is present.

-The Luftwaffe agree to send aid to the diminished Iraqi Airforce.

7th: Fallujah is bombed by the RAF when it is taken by the Nazi allied Iraqis. Three hundred are killed.

-The Battle for the Atlantic continues to rage between the Germans and British. American vessels are now patrolling more efficiently.

8th: Tokyo begins to be fortified by the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) and Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) contingents around Japan herself grow in number.

9th: British spy Rudolf Hess is discovered by Reinhard Heydrich and murdered while he sleeps. His family are imprisoned and the scandal is covered up by the SS.

10th: Berlin and Hamburg are heavily bombed by the RAF. The Luftwaffe manage to destroy the raiding parties before any can escape however, killing three hundred British Pilots.

-Fliegerführer Irak, a Luftwaffe detachment of 36 Messerschmitt Bf 109’s and 24 Heinkel HE 111’s arrive in Iraq and immediately engage the 29 British Spitfires present.

-New-Franco Aircraft in Syria are attacked by a small RAF force and wiped out.

14th: Halfaya Pass is attacked by the Germans and taken. The British counterattack three times but are unable to remove the Afrika Korps.

15th: Fallujah is taken by the British in a eighteen hour long battle that forces the Iraqis out. Casualties sustained on both sides are neither substantial nor are they light.

20th: Three Divisions of Fallschirmjaeger land on Crete, supported by a Luftwaffe force in the thousands. General Kurt Student personally leads the Fallschirmjaeger onto Crete and is met with heavy resistance from the Allied defenders. The battle lasts eight days before the Fallschirmjaeger are extracted when it becomes apparent that Crete will stand defiant. Student is commended for a successful taking of the Southern Half of Crete and the subsequent fighting retreat.

23rd: The USS Nevada sights the Bismarck and Scharnhorst in an atoll in the Pacific during a tropical storm, however the reports are disbelieved and no investigation is taken. Coincidently the Cruisers Admiral Hipper, Emden, Köln and Admiral Scheer are sighted in the same area.

-Fallujah is the scene of a counterattack by the Iraqis, it is easily repelled however in a three hour long battle upon the outskirts of the city.

24th: HMS Hood engages Admiral Graf Spee off Jamaica. It becomes apparent that Edward VIII, brother of the King, is allowing the German commerce raiders to harbour at Jamaica. The Hood is destroyed when the cordite in the Primary Turret is struck by a shell. 8 crewmen survive out of 1,418 and Edward VIII is disowned by his family. The Hood is said to have completely disappeared in flames, thus backing up the tremendous burns which the survivors sustained.

25th-30th: The Admiral Graf Spee bombards Allied positions within the Caribbean and forcefully captures the Port of Jamaica after a three hour gun battle between the crew and the local police.

26th: Baghdad is forcefully taken by the British forces and the Nazi officials present escape to the airbase which the Fliegerführer Irak are operating out of.

-A Italian Infantry Battalion arrive at the base of the Fliegerführer Irak and reinforce the positions, along with 18 aircraft.

27th: It becomes apparent that Crete is more trouble than it is worth and Churchill gives orders for the forces to abandon their positions and move for Malta.

-Rashid Ali and his senior commanders flees Iraq with the Fliegerführer Irak and leave for Berlin when the British overrun the defences.

31st: Neutral Dublin is heavily bombed and attacked causing mass hysteria and casualties amongst the civilian population.

-The Anglo-Iraqi War ends with the capture of Baghdad and the destruction of Rashid Ali’s Nazi supporting regime.

June:

1st: The final forces leave Crete and it is immediately taken by German forces.

3rd: Kaiser Wilhelm II is killed during a bombing raid by the Luftwaffe, thus ending the final royal body of Germany.

6th: The fleeing Crete force arrives at Malta consequently with a large RAF detachment. The Luftwaffe continue their onslaught.

7th: The Occupation of Finland begins to grow more lax as German SS Regiments are deployed elsewhere, leaving the Finns to protect themselves in many places.

12th: Halfaya Pass is the subject of another battle which seeks to end the Siege of Tobruk. Rommel and his Afrika Korps once again emerge victorious over the attacking British Force who are taken prisoner or simply killed.

15th: Roosevelt orders Hitler to halt the presence of German ships in US Waters. Hitler denies and Roosevelt cuts off all ties with the Axis.

16th: General Wavell of the British African Contingent is killed in an Afrika Korps attack on his estate. Rommel, who did not sanction the attack has the leaders of the movement imprisoned and removed of rank. General Auchinleck takes over.

18th: The Soviet Union open up ties with both the Allies and Axis after a three months silent period, Hitler begins to formulate a plan to invade Russia and its surrounding states.

July:

1st: The 36th Waffen SS Grenadier Division, the infamous penal unit “Dirlewanger” arrive in North Africa to help Rommel’s push against Tobruk.

2nd: Reinhard Heydrich has Polish scientists, professors and other intelligent bodies murdered in a three night massacre. Universities and other places of learning are scorched. Synagogues are defiled by Heydrich who proceeds to burn Jewish populations within them as mockeries.

5th: Iceland is occupied by the Americans to further enhance the protection of Atlantic Convoys.

7th: Panzers under General Heinz Guderian arrive in Italy to bolster the defences of Mussolini as a sign of good faith by Hitler.

21st: Another substantial force of Luftwaffe raid Malta.

27th: Hermann Goering meets with Heydrich in Poland and is happy with results in dealing with the Jewish Menace.

28th: The Bismarck is once again sighted in the previous atoll, although alone this time. The US Pacific Fleet goes on high alert for the remainder of the year.

August:

1st-10th: America begin to store oil in various places under their command, Roosevelt promises to relieve the British if Hitler does not call off his Fleet in American Waters.

9th: Roosevelt meets with Churchill and De Gaulle at Newfoundland briefly before the latter two return to Britain, under escort of an American Fleet.

11th: A massive Convoy arrives at Malta and causes the Luftwaffe to cease their attacks, allowing the Island to re-supply.

17th: Hitler begins to move the mentally ill into concentration camps, despite protests from many.

21st-30th: SS Regiments take oilfields in Persia and cause the British to launch a mass motorized assault on their positions.

September:

1st: German Troops seize the capital of Serbia and help establish a Pro-Nazi government.

4th: The USS Greer is mysteriously sunk of Newfoundland, Roosevelt and Churchill suspects that German U-Boats are involved.

-The RAF attack Munich and Berlin in a night raid. Heavy Luftwaffe resistance is encountered during this operation. For the first time in over two years Hermann Goering takes flight himself and repels the attacks.

9th: Roosevelt orders the US Navy to fire upon any ship that threatens them, and/or the Convoys which they have begun to escort.

15th: The Germans are forced from Persia by the British after a prolonged yet rapid strike. The battle is critically acclaimed by Churchill and the War Cabinet as “One of the best yet”.

25th: German vessels in American Waters are now allowed to be fired upon after Roosevelt declares the Nazi Regimes hold over his country as ludicrous. The German Sea Base at Jamaica grows tense and the three battleships which operate out of there (Admiral Graf Spee, Prinz Eugen and Lützow) are put on high alert.

29th: By this time in the War some 80,000 Jewish peoples have already been murdered by Reinhard Heydrich and his SS.

October:

1st: The British Malta Squadron consisting of: HMS Ark Royal, Repulse, Prince of Wales and the recently arrived Warspite engage with Italian Destroyers off of the Island, quickly repelling them. More Luftwaffe raids begin to come, with the average of two now pounding the Islands defences.

3rd: Mahatma Gandhi is rescued by a British Regiment when German Fallschirmjaegers launch a covert operation to kill him. Both forces sustain heavy casualties, but Gandhi still orders his followers to resist British control, despite being saved by them.

7th: The RAF bomb the Ruhr in a early morning operation. It is successful, although many of the RAF are shot down on the return journey or forced to crash land due to fuel dissipating.

-Roosevelt heightens defences and military presences along the Coast of America.

12th: Hurricanes arrive at Malta aboard the newly refurbished Illustrious, bringing the defences to some of the most formidable in the British Empire.

19th: Emperor Hirohito meets with Hitler in Tokyo secretly and plans for an Invasion of Allied Pacifica are formulated for the final time. General Hideki Tôjô becomes the commander in chief of the IJA.

21st: Nantes in France is captured by the French Resistance, killing the German Detachment present. The Luftwaffe extensively bomb the city using a mixture of shrapnel and pyrrhic weapons. It serves as an example, and becomes a ghost city when it is cordoned off by the SS.

22nd: New Zealand Troops arrive in Northern Africa and hit well prepared Afrika Korps defences. The casualties sustained by the Allies are heavy, however they manage to break out and force the Afrika Korps into retreat after a six hour battle.

-Admiral Yamamoto and his chief commanders attempt to make an alliance with the American Government, claiming that there is no need for his and their Nations to go against one another.

26th: Rommel is caught between the New Zealanders and the British-Australian forces in Tobruk when the former attempts to break the Siege. After a extensive battle, the desert is littered with the corpses of Allies and Axis alike, Rommel however is victor.

30th: A American Destroyer is sunk off of Iceland with the loss of 100 Sailors. Roosevelt orders the Coast Guard to be placed under the ruling of the Navy.

November:

1st: The RAF continue their bombing campaign of the Ruhr, despite earlier losses. Churchill delivers a speech to the British population claiming that they are wining.

5th: Force K are sunk while docked at Malta by German U-Boats, crippling the Convoy-Hunters and allowing Italian and German supplies to reach North Africa.

17th: Joseph Grew, ambassador to Japan is removed from the country and escorted back to Pearl Harbour, where he believes a German attack is evident. His warnings are ignored however.

21st: The Siege of Tobruk is relieved for eight days when Rommel and his Afrika Korps are forced to retreat from a surge from within the city itself.

24th: The British launch an armoured assault on the resting Afrika Korps in the dead-of-night but find Rommel anticipated the folly and had kept his Panzers at the ready. The armoured assault is annihilated by the Afrika Korps, opening up a route back to Tobruk.

28th: A Japanese Fleet of fifty vessels, including many transports is sighted off the Northern Coast of Australia by a RAAF Patrol.

30th: Rommel orders the Italians to fortify Bardia for a upcoming R%R mission back there, his Afrika Korps are fatigued and tired by this time.

December:

1st: Operation First-Strike begins.

Australia is attacked by the Japanese in their first involvements of the war. Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne are all bombarded from both the air and the sea. The casualties sustained are some of the highest at any onetime during the War and the Australian forces are defeated shockingly easily. Japanese Troops land across the Northern Coast, immediately setting up a series of trenches and forts. The Australian Navy are sunk by a large force of Japanese Cruisers and Battleships while attempting to escape, and it becomes apparent that the RAAF and Australian Army are all which stands.

2nd: The Bismarck and its Fleet attack Pearl Harbour. The Americans are caught unaware and are all but destroyed, allowing Japanese and SS Troops to invade the Island string and take command forcefully. The USS California and USS Enterprise both manage to escape in their own feats, and are closely followed by the smoke belching USS Nevada and the broken USS Arizona.

3rd-16th: Roosevelt declares War on Germany and joins the Allies.

-The joint Japanese-German Assaults are named the Days of Infamy by the Allies, Churchill and Roosevelt promise that the attackers will be brought to justice.

-Hong Kong is assaulted by the Japanese from the air, land and sea in a three pronged attack that destroys China’s governing body.

-The Allies declare War on Japan and Britain immediately redeploys a portion of its Pacific Fleet and a Infantry Division to bolster the defences of Australia.

-New York City, Boston and Miami are all bombarded by Admiral Graf Spee, Lützow and Prinz Eugen respectively.

-HMS Queen Elizabeth is sunk at Malta by Italian forces.

-German Fallschirmjaeger perform the first major air-sea landing when they board and capture the American Aircraft Carriers USS Yorktown and Hornet.

-With the Pacific Fleet all but captured, Roosevelt orders the remaining ships to rendezvous at Midway.

18th: The German forces in the Caribbean begin their retreat back to Norway.

25th: Pictures of the Bismarck and Scharnhorst in Pearl Harbour are printed and dropped across the Allied nations. The United States ships which were present at Pearl are also seen, either destroyed or now bearing Kriegsmarine Insignia. Roosevelt begins the fortification of the Eastern Seaboard.

30th: Japanese Paratroopers land across the Philippines, wiping out the Allied resistance. The Pacific falls to the Axis, leaving thousands, if not more, stranded in hostile territory.

Nyctophobia- Fear of the Dark Angel.

"No one ever spoke about of those two absent brothers. Their separate tragedies had seemed like aberrations. Had they, in fact, been warnings that no one had heeded?"

'Killing a man is like fucking, boy, only instead of giving life you take it. You experience the ecstasy of penetration as your warhead enters the enemy's belly and the shaft follows. You see the whites of his eyes roll inside the sockets of his helmet. You feel his knees give way beneath him and the weight of his faltering flesh draw down the point of your spear. Are you picturing this?'
'Yes, lord.'
'Is your dick hard yet?'
'No, lord.'
''What? You've got your spear in a man's guts and your dog isn't stiff? What are you, a woman?'

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After making my way through it, I must say, dear God, man, you put a shit ton of work into this!

A couple things, you mention in May 1940 'Georing's Luftwaffe,' now, I am likely wrong, but wasn't he the propaganda minister for the Nazi party? I could be wrong because, like I told you, I am much more of a science geek than a history buff, but it jumped out at me. Although now that I've read farther, you mention that he takes flight in defending Munich in September of '41.

Also, you mention 'Operation Sealion,' which I believe is 'Sea Lion.'

Regardless of my lack of knowledge on the specifics of WWII, I applaud the work you've done on this. It shows both incredible research (as I believe that many of these events happened... just ended differently) and effort to create a believable timeline outlining the differences in the beginning of the War. Although I still call shenanigans on the Bismarck taking out Pearl Harbour!

Excellent work, DA!


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Nyctophobia- Fear of the Dark Angel.

"No one ever spoke about of those two absent brothers. Their separate tragedies had seemed like aberrations. Had they, in fact, been warnings that no one had heeded?"

'Killing a man is like fucking, boy, only instead of giving life you take it. You experience the ecstasy of penetration as your warhead enters the enemy's belly and the shaft follows. You see the whites of his eyes roll inside the sockets of his helmet. You feel his knees give way beneath him and the weight of his faltering flesh draw down the point of your spear. Are you picturing this?'
'Yes, lord.'
'Is your dick hard yet?'
'No, lord.'
''What? You've got your spear in a man's guts and your dog isn't stiff? What are you, a woman?'

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1942:

January:

1st: Libya becomes the sight of a battle between the Afrika Korps and British Forces that lasts nine hours, Rommel beats them back personally.

-A wolf pack of seven Japanese Submarines and four German U-Boats strike various locations around California after being postponed for several days.

2nd: Bataan is the sight of a major offensive by the Imperial Japanese Army, the Commonwealth Forces present hastily set up defences along the major townships and cities.

4th: The tonnage of bombs which has fallen on Malta is now eight times that which has fallen on Britain during the entirety of the War.

9th: U-Boats attack small fishing vessels off the Coast of America and cause New York Docks to splinter beneath a constant torpedo barrage.

16th: 5000 British Troops are slaughtered north of Singapore by the Japanese in a single night when their force is surrounded and slowly gunned down.

-The leaders of the Nazi Party hold a four day conference in Berlin to deal with the Jewish Menace. It is decided by Heinrich Himmler and Hitler that Reinhard Heydrich will lead the SS in Operation: Enden-Kreuzzug.

18th: The Encirclement of Singapore begins, small British units manage to break out and head for the Coast or the nearest friendly designations.

21st: Rommel launches a surprise attack on British positions along North Africa, his newly relinquished Afrika Korps smashing through the outermost defences with ease.

24th: Large amounts of American Troops land at Samoa for a defencive operation against an encroaching Japanese Fleet.

27th: The Ports of Brazil are attacked by elite units of German SS, disabling them and killing thousands. Brazil breaks off all previous relations with the Axis and prepares to defend itself.

28th: Rommel and his veterans alternate with a Italian force for five days rest before returning back to the front lines.

30th: A new wave of Japanese forces launches from the Homelands and Okinawa. Most of the destinations are Australia and the Solomon Islands.

February:

1st: Japanese forces spread across the Pacific, taking various Islands and Atolls in rapid strikes. The larger countries, such as Fiji and Tonga, manage to ward off the Japanese attacks however.

3rd: Rommel and his Afrika Korps launch a week long artillery bombarding of Tobruk and other North African Allied positions. Seven Italian Infantry Divisions with mild armoured support land at Bardia and reinforce the defences there.

4th: Roosevelt promises to send Airforce aid to Britain so that it lasts until his Infantry Divisions are ready for deployment.

-Japanese airpower over the Pacific is waning due to a new intake of RAF and USAF vehicles.

5th: New Zealand Divisions arrive in Australia. The 39th Welsh Infantry Division also arrive from Britain and are spread out across the Pacific, lending aid to embattled Fiji.

7th: American Marines launch a daring raid upon Pearl Harbour. The six hundred strong force is detected before they make landfall however and the Scharnhorst uses incendiary weapons upon their landing zones. The captured crews of the Pacific Fleet are forced to bury the crisped remains, although Admiral Guenther Luetjens, commander of the Bismarck is kind enough to grant them with fill burial honours and a six gun salute from the Admiral Hipper.

9th: Jamaica is forcefully taken by an American amphibious assault after a three hour long bombardment. Few Pro-Nazis are discovered and thus the damage dealt by the surrounding fleet is heedlessly called for. Roosevelt gives no apology to the British government but simply orders the ships responsible for bombarding his cities to be brought into justice.

-Prinz Eugen arrives first in Norway of the “Bombarding Trio” and finds the Tirpitz absent.

12th: Tirpitz attacks a Allied Convoy in the North Sea and sinks eight ships before being forced to retreat by the escorting vessels.

14th: Gneisenau arrives at Malta for bombardment operations but is forced off by the Malta Squadron in an hour long skirmish.

15th: Singapore surrenders after a Japanese bombing, artillery barrage and mass charge. 12,000 Commonwealth forces give themselves into Japanese arms.

-Darwin in Australia is captured by a Japanese Infantry Division with extreme losses. Alice Springs is also taken by the Japanese, albeit a motorized Division. The Field Hospital which has been set up there is unable to escape and the staff remain behind to help aid the injured. The Japanese proceed to burn the Hospital and murder its staff, this becomes known as the Alice Springs Massacre.

21st: The first of the American Airforce begins to fly its sorties out of Britain, performing raids into German-held Europe.

24th: General Douglas MacArthur and his command staff are rescued from the Philippines by four PT Boats that takes them to Southern Australia and consequently to where the Commonwealth Forces are mustering in New Zealand. MacArthur immediately regains control of a small US Marines Regiment that are poised for attack on Japanese controlled Northern Australia. Due to this the Philippines fall to the Japanese and a great amount of American personnel are taken prisoner.

25th: German and Japanese Americans begin to be imprisoned by the US Government when Roosevelt suspects they are relaying information to Reich and Empire Command.

26th: USS Houston becomes the first American vessel to destroy a Axis ship when she attacks and destroys a Japanese Troop-Convoy under the escort of a German Destroyer. Roosevelt hails the crew as heroes and awards their Captain the Medal of Honour.

-HMAS Perth destroys the Japanese Aircraft Carrier Akagi by ramming her off the Northern Australian Coast, causing severe damage to herself in the process.

-Japanese Aircraft Carriers Kaga, Sôryû and Zuikaku launch their Airgroups and successfully drop the first bombs of the war on New Zealand. The HMS Hermes is damaged and sunk in the Bay of Wellington. Churchill secretly decides that the Axis will overwhelm the Allied Forces within the year. HMS Cornwall is also heavily damaged, loosing its bridge to a bomber from Kaga.

29th: Java’s beaches fall to the Japanese. The British Detachment on the Island lead a suicidal attack on the beaches and manage to break a large section of the Japanese Invasion force before being destroyed.

-The Battle of Samoa begins. The Japanese land their forces on the Southern half of Samoa and are met by well rested and armed Americans who manage to repel the first three waves easily. The Japanese seem almost suicidal in their attacks and it becomes apparent that the Axis are simply using them as cannon fodder.

March:

1st: Broome harbour and airfield in Western Australia are taking in a joint amphibious and cavalry charge launched by the Japanese. The thinly defended airfield is taken in a matter of an hour while the harbour lasts long enough to evacuate the civilian population.

4th: Malta once again comes under heavy Luftwaffe attack and Divisions of Fallschirmjaeger are sighted mustering all around the Mediterranean. The Malta Squadron begin to venture from the boundaries of the Island-State for the first time in months.

-New Guinea falls to the Japanese in a single night, the British defenders being caught between two different Invasion forces.

11th: Staggered fighting across the Pacific is still taking place, for the most part however Australia is now the only real contested area. Six more Japanese Divisions arrive at the North Coast, causing MacArthur to prepare his plans for a counterattack within the next few months.

13th: The RAF launch a large assault against Germany and are supported by the USAF. The air battles are some of the largest of the War thus far, with hundreds of vehicles upon either side taking part.

-Manila Bay comes under Japanese Naval attack, destroying many institutions that brim the Bay and causing heavy casualties on the American Regiment present.

21st: The Invasion of Malta starts to grow more and more likely. Mussolini reinforces his Italian Divisions around the Island while sending a recently rested Division back to North Africa.

-Rommel begins to put evermore pressure on Tobruk, promising he will take it by the end of the year.

23rd: A eighteen ship Convoy attempts to move on Malta but is ambushed by the Luftwaffe and a Italian Fleet. Fourteen ships are sunk and three more are heavily damaged, forcing them to run aground on Malta itself.

-Jewish families in Berlin begin to be rescued for the simplest of reasons, with some of the more ridiculed ones simply being taken away for staring at a SS member.

25th: Paris is heavily bombed by the RAF out of revenge for New-Franco attacks in the Pacific, severely damaging several boroughs.

27th: The city of Lübeck is all but destroyed by six waves of RAF and USAF Bombers, supported by True-French Fighters.

29th: St. Nazaire is attacked by a large British Commando force. Supported by a screen of bombers, the HMS Campbeltown rams and destroys the docks after being filled with explosives. In the ensuing confusion the British are cut off and forced to withstand a hour long battle amongst the warehouses of St. Nazaire before a scarce seventy survivors manage to escape.

-Tirpitz bombards rogue positions in Norway, destroying a small uprising which was brewing in a matter of hours. Churchill nicknames her “The Beast” while others call her “The Lonely Queen of the North”.

April:

1st: The Bataan Peninsula is besieged again in the second battle since the Days of Infamy.

-23,000 Filipino Troops are captured by the Japanese at Bataan and immediately deported for forced labour in the North of Australia, which the Japanese are now fortifying.

4th: York is attacked by the Luftwaffe in retaliation for Lübeck, scourging the ancient city with munitions for three hours.

6th: Indian soil is landed upon by seven small raiding groups (Roughly 60 men each) of Japanese Troops. For a week the raiding groups play havoc with Indian society before they are finally killed while attempting to escape back out too sea.

-Hamburg is bombed heavily by the USAF under personnel orders from Roosevelt.

8th: The Final Defence of Bataan begins. American Troops along the Peninsula are ordered to hold until they no longer can and then flee for the nearest safe point. The defences last to various degrees of success before they are finally overrun by the sheer amount of Japanese Troops assailing them.

11th: The Bataan Death March begins. Three thousand American Troops are rounded up randomly and burned. Roosevelt, angered by this, can simply listen to the reports.

-The Afrika Korps are involved in a mild skirmish with British forces along the African coast.

13th: King George VI vows that Malta will be rescued and that it is only a matter of time before the Germans grow disinterested with them.

16th: True-French General Henri Giraud manages to escape his confines in Germany and is pursued across France by the Gestapo. Giraud manages to evade death and enters neutral Spain. The British bring him back to Britain.

18th: Pearl Harbour is raided by American Bombers. The Scharnhorst is badly damaged but unwilling to bring about possible friendly casualties, the force is recalled after a scarce twenty minutes of bomb dropping.

21st: Rostock in Germany is heavily bombed as the Luftwaffe-RAF duel continues into the War, no sign of which is apparent.

28th: A Division of French-Canadians arrive in North Africa to show their support to the war effort. Tobruk is reinforced and Rommel orders his forces to tighten the noose. Slowly Tobruk is dying by this time.

May:

1st: A large Italian force launches renewed assaults against Tobruk. Four Divisions in total are moved forwards to help disgorge the British and Australian forces. Marshal Italo Balbo, a personnel friend of Rommel leads the attack and his killed when a Spitfire strafes his column. Rommel is deeply saddened by this and takes leave from the battlefield for three days.

-The Channel Islands receive a large intake of SS Troops and long range artillery. Churchill believes that a German Invasion is about to take place and brings the Home Guard onto high alert.

-Extensive bombing raids on the Channel Islands takes place when the SS begin to fire on the Southern Coast of England. The RAF take mass casualties to the flak cannons recently imported to occupied strain of Islands.

4th: USS Lexington begins to be stripped of armour for a joint Airforce and Marine Corps raid on Pearl Harbour led by Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle. 10,000 German Fallschirmjaeger are now stationed in Pearl Harbour however, aboard the Aircraft Carriers they captured months earlier. American forces consist of 80 airmen and 400 Marines, a small but powerful force designed to retake the captured American ships.

-Hitler becomes supreme ruler of all of Nazi Germany, classing himself as some form of God. Many decide he has gone mad, but fear the wrath he can bring down upon them.

-Japanese forces reach as far as Madagascar where they are welcomed by the bewildered detachment of New-Franco Troops there. The Battleship HMS Ramillies and the Aircraft Carrier HMS Indomitable bombard Madagascar from both sea and air. A small Company of Royal Marines land on Madagascar and engage the much large Japanese/New-Franco force present. After three hours of rapid fighting along the beaches, the HMS Ramillies provides cover for the Royal Marines to escape.

5th: The Island of Corregidor is the sight of a major amphibious assault. 12,000 Filipino Servicemen hold the beaches against a entire Japanese Division. One Battalion from the Fourth Marines provide support, fresh from fighting in surrounding Islands, and themselves are monumental in the defence. Coastal artillery from the 59th Coastal Artillery manage to sink five Japanese vessels, a victory which is hailed at across the world by Allies.

-The official date for the returning of the vessels USS California, USS Enterprise, USS Nevada and USS Arizona is given by Roosevelt as July First.

7th: A Canadian Frigate is destroyed within a river while supplying for a long patrol of Greenland in Canada by a U-Boat. All estuaries and rivers large enough to harbour U-Boats are now reinforced by small units of Troops.

15th: The United States 1st Armoured Division “Old Ironsides” arrive in Ireland.

18th: Burma is taken indefinitely by the Japanese. The Allied forces present are either imprisoned or massacred by the Imperial Army.

-The Invasion of Malta begins to grow although Hitler has pulled off any plans so that it will be a secretive strike.

26th: Rommel begins a major offensive which will last into June and end in a total victory for him. The Afrika Korps are by this time considered one of the most veteran and well disciplined units. The British are known to have used American Sherman MBT’s in the battle to try and halt Rommel but fail drastically.

27th: Reinhard Heydrich and his SS escorts are involved in a ambush in Prague organized by someone who lost his entire family in Heydrich’s murders. The recently promoted Head of Reich Security leads a counterattack and orders Prague destroyed by SS Panzer Division “Das Reich” this is the last attempt at the life of Reinhard in the best part of three years.

-The USS Yorktown now houses 4000 of the Fallschirmjaeger at Pearl Harbour, while the USS Hornet hosts 6000. Another 600 arrive at Pearl Harbour at the morning of the 27th, these are some of the elite veterans who served at Crete, ordered there to protect Guenther Luetjens by Hitler himself.

29th: More and more Jewish and Muslim families are being murdered by the Reich, some for no reasons other than their choices of life.

30th: The Thousand Bomber Raid to Cologne is intercepted by a monstrously large Luftwaffe force and all but destroyed. Churchill begins to rethink his chief staff after the constant losses.

-Sidney Harbour burns for a single night when Japanese Mini-Submarines and a trio of U-Boats infiltrate. 300 Fallschirmjaeger are dropped behind enemy lines to cause havoc but the Australians manage to pick them up before they can do any damage and murder them. A “No Prisoners” type order is given by the Allied commanders at Australia.

June:

1st: The Doolittle Raid is a failure. While USS Lexington is en-route she is attacked by the Scharnhorst, which out of sheer luck are patrolling within the same area. The USS Lexington is all but destroyed in a broadside before the Germans take Doolittle and the 127 survivors prisoner and finally sink the USS Lexington with torpedoes. Roosevelt hails this as a great loss, bringing his total amount of Carriers in the Pacific down to the sole USS Enterprise.

3rd: Hitler orders that the British Coal Industry should be targeted by the Luftwaffe. South Wales is extensively bombed by the Luftwaffe for eight nights, causing great damage amongst the Valleys and killing untold amounts.

-The RAF meanwhile begin a bombing campaign against German Industrial areas along the Rhine that will last a further eight weeks.

4th: A attack on Midway by a Japanese force takes place, it is however beat back by the vessels undergoing repair there. USS Enterprise launches its mostly intact Squadrons and accounts for the destruction of the vessel.

-Reinhard Heydrich oversees the destruction of Prague’s population. It is recorded that he personally kills seven hundred, thus earning him the title “The Butcher of Prague”. A new, German population is moved in so that there are no problems with the ruling of the city.

-The Aleutian Islands is the focus of a minor battle between American and Japanese forces. The Carrier Junyô launches a bombing campaign against America and Canada while Japanese Infantry clash with American National Guard on the Islands themselves. This is the first foreign landing on American soil in 128 years.

-The USS Colorado is the subject of a breakout in Pearl Harbour by the American prisoners, she is successful and Roosevelt orders her acting captain back to San Francisco for repairs. Amongst those to escape is Doolittle and his survivors. Meanwhile the USS Louisville takes up a defencive station in San Francisco Harbour, along with the Carrier, USS Saratoga and the Cruisers USS Augusta, USS Tuscaloosa and USS Indianapolis. Thus begins to San Francisco Squadron.

-The British Pacific Fleet arrives at Australia to reinforce the Australians. The fleets consists of: The Carriers: HMS Formidable, HMS Vengeance, HMS Victorious and HMS Indomitable. The Battleships: HMS King George V, HMS Howe, HMS Duke of York and HMS Anson. The Cruisers: HMS Belfast and HMS Euryalus. A vast armada of 40 Destroyers and 13 Frigates also accompany the Fleet.

8th: A Squadron of Spitfires arrives at Malta, reinforcing the battered defenders there. The Malta Squadron engage and sink three Italian Frigates off the western side of the Island.

9th: The Schutzstaffel burn various villages and kill men who can wield weapons under orders of Heydrich, going against those of Himmler. Tension between the two has never been so high and Hitler is forced to keep them at different countries due to the chances of violence.

12th: Sydney is bombarded by a Japanese Battleship, heavily damaging the city and killing dozens. The Battleship is chased off by the HMS Howe however, bringing the British fully into the Pacific War.

-Rommel and the Afrika Korps engage and destroy a small force of True-French at the Gazala Line, which he has been attacking successfully for weeks. The last remnants of the Allied forces at the Gazala Line finally retreat from the massive onslaught, earning Rommel yet more praise and respect in the eyes of Hitler.

16th: Two Convoys bound for Malta take heavy losses when the Luftwaffe attack, the Malta Squadron is also damaged while moored. The Island itself continues its bombardment. HMS Repulse destroys a German Frigate by ramming it, causing damage to its prow but destroying the enemy ship in a follow-up broadside.

-Rommel finally surrounds Tobruk fully, halting the steady intake of supplies which it had been receiving. A Italian Armoured Division mobilizes at Bardia, ready for the overrunning of Tobruk for one final time.

17th: The Berlin Project, something which will give the Nazis power over all other nations, begins. Many top European scientists are captured and forced to work, although Hitler is oblivious to the power he is allowing them to work with. Otto Hahn becomes head of the project although they are all kept under the watchful eye of the SS.

18th: Churchill arrives in America, surveying the damage dealt to New York and Boston before moving onto meet with Roosevelt in Washington DC.

-The Siege of Tobruk grows to great proportions and the Allied forces are ordered to retreat to Egypt. Rommel manages to take the outermost defences in a three hour long battle, capturing 2000 men.

21st: Tobruk finally falls in a eight hour long battle. Supported by the Luftwaffe, many of the Pilots of which are former members of Fliegerführer Irak. Rommel and his Afrika Korps capture 35,000 Allied Troops, although he does not give order to pursue the fleeing British and Canadians to Egypt.

23rd: Rommel and his Afrika Korps capture Marsa Matruh, a scarce 140 miles from the Naval Base at Alexandria and take 3000 haggard British Troops prisoner. The British retreat back to El Alamein, which has been fortified somewhat by the Royal Engineers.

-General Eisenhower is appointed supreme commander of American forces in Europe and arrives at London, immediately beginning by launching another Thousand Bomber raid consisting of mostly American Squadrons. Cologne is caught off guard and tremendously damaged before the Luftwaffe can intercept the ammunition devoid Bombers over the English Channel, causing great amounts of deaths.

27th: Convoy PQ17 is intercepted and destroyed by the Tirpitz and a wolf pack of eight U-Boats off of Iceland. Of the 37 ships which set out, only 3 manage to make it to their destination. Due to this the Battleship USS Washington is tasked with the hunting and destruction of the ship. The Gneisenau redeploys from the Mediterranean to tackle the increasing American presence off of Norway.

30th: After being bogged down by remnants of the force which fled Tobruk, Rommel finally arrives at El Alamein. Rommel orders that the positions of the Allies should be pounded into dust with artillery but finds the enemy positions are far too well dug and does little damage on the enemy.

Nyctophobia- Fear of the Dark Angel.

"No one ever spoke about of those two absent brothers. Their separate tragedies had seemed like aberrations. Had they, in fact, been warnings that no one had heeded?"

'Killing a man is like fucking, boy, only instead of giving life you take it. You experience the ecstasy of penetration as your warhead enters the enemy's belly and the shaft follows. You see the whites of his eyes roll inside the sockets of his helmet. You feel his knees give way beneath him and the weight of his faltering flesh draw down the point of your spear. Are you picturing this?'
'Yes, lord.'
'Is your dick hard yet?'
'No, lord.'
''What? You've got your spear in a man's guts and your dog isn't stiff? What are you, a woman?'
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July:

1st: The damaged elements of the United States Pacific Fleet finally return to action at Midway as Battlegroup Enterprise, named for the Carrier which they are ordered to protect. The first actions of Battlegroup Enterprise is to bombard Japanese positions along the Northern Coast of Australia, causing havoc behind enemy lines, before linking up with the British Pacific Fleet at New Zealand.

-The First Battle of El Alamein begins. Rommel’s 600 Panzers clash with an Allied force almost twice that size in a swirling mass on the desert ground. The Afrika Korps launch a mass infantry charge several times during the Battle. Rommel looses a large portion of his forces and after six days halts his charges, simply digging in and beginning yet another North African Siege.

3rd: A Luftwaffe attack on the House of Commons leaves the building badly damaged, with Churchill himself narrowly escaping from being killed.

-The Tirpitz and USS Washington skirmish off Norway, both dealing damage to one another. The arrival of the Gneisenau forces the American vessel and its Frigate attendants to fall back however, leaving the Nazi ships to limp back into their undisclosed docks in the fjords of Norway.

4th: More and more Convoys are being sunk by U-Boats. Roosevelt and Churchill decide to employ their own Submarines to help tackle the enemy ambushers.

-Guadalcanal is finally taken by Japanese, who had been previously halted by a small contingent of American Marines that were using the jungle to launch ambushes and sow fear into the enemy forces.

-The American Airforce launch a continuous assault into Northern Europe, sweeping across the Nazi held territory in six hour long intervals of eighty Fighter-Bombers. The Luftwaffe counterattack in their full might and repel the majority of the waves, though the earlier ones are successful in causing death and damage amongst German held cities.

6th: Rommel and his Afrika Korps are held before El Alamein, not being able to push or retreat due to the expansive amount of South African, New Zealand, Indian, British and Australian Divisions which are mounting more pressure on Rommel. It appears as though a counterattack is due, although only light skirmishes have took place around El Alamein since the initial failure of the attack.

7th-16th: The New-Franco Army coordinate with the Gestapo and Schutzstaffel in the hunting of Jewish family’s across France. The Sicherheitsdienst (SD) performed random arrests along the Netherlands meanwhile, supported by 34th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Landstorm Nederland, a volunteer unit formed from members of the former Dutch Army and Public. Hitler gives no reason for these random hunting’s but simply intensifies them.

18th: The first Messerschmitt Me 262 “Schwalbe” Aircraft is tested in Germany amidst a RAF raid on Berlin. The experimental craft manages to take down at least one Spitfire before the engines fail catastrophically and kill its pilot. Hitler orders the problems to be ironed out by the end of the year, or that he would have the head of the project members on a silver palette.

-Admiral Karl Doenitz begins to draw designs of new naval vessels for the Reich, starting by modifying the designs of the captured Aircraft Carriers at Pearl Harbour.

-A small Australian force wage a battle against a Japanese Infantry Division at Kokoda Track, New Guinea. The 70 or so men manage to kill upwards to 10,000 Japanese Soldiers in a running battle which lasts for twenty hours before they are finally surrounded and killed. Each is posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V for their gallant actions.

22nd: Reinhard Heydrich and his SS Divisions begin the deportation of Polish and other European Jews to work camps. Those who resist are shot on sight and disposed of, although some are not even allowed a chance when Heydrich orders many simply executed.

26th: General Auchinleck orders his men to assault Rommel’s lines at El Alamein. The ammunition depleted Afrika Korps hold out however and a eight hour long close combat battle, a exhausting feat for any man, takes place. It is only when the replenished Italian Divisions arrive with supplies. The Panzers of the Afrika Korps are the sole reason why the enemy falters, pushing deep into the assault ike a blade through flesh.

27th: The RAF firebomb Hamburg once again, this time causing considerably more damage than the previous occasions.

30th: Due to neither Rommel or Auchinleck being willing to retreat, the stalemate at El Alamein becomes one of trenches, artillery barrages and mass charges represent of the First World War.

August:

1st: A Convoy bound for Malta is all but decimated when the Luftwaffe cooperate with the Kriegsmarine in a joint attack that destroys 18 out of the 30 ships of the Convoy before the Malta Squadron have time to react. Many supplies are sunk.

5th: Operation Torch starts to formulate. George S. Patton, the recently escaped James Doolittle and Hoyt Vandenberg meet at Washington and in joint talks with a team in London, trade plans.

7th: US Marines land on Guadalcanal after a six hour bombardment from the Navy, taking the beaches of the Island in a matter of hours, despite tremendous losses, the Marines push further into the jungles.

-A Gestapo Cell is discovered in New York City preparing to detonate bombs along various busy points within the City. The twenty men are killed on sight by strike teams of National Guard, Roosevelt however orders that the City is to be placed under quarantine and searched extensively for other such organizations.

-The Tirpitz and USS Washington duel once again although no real damage is dealt between the pair bar the odd lacerations of flesh or denting of armour. The Germans claim victory although due to the USS Washington pulling away from the battle first.

-Volksdeutsche civilians are killed in the Netherlands in a series of small riots. The Wehrmacht deploy Soldiers to put down the civil unrest but are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of Dutchmen who attack them. The SS are deployed and purge the areas that are in disarray. Many of the women involved are raped and then shot, becoming one of the sickest atrocities committed during the War.

8th: The Battle of Savo Island in the Pacific takes place. Battlegroup Enterprise and the British Pacific Fleet engage and destroy a Japanese force escorted by German Destroyers and Frigates. Heavy fighting in Australia continues to wage across the country and more cities burn beneath the might of the Imperial Japanese Army.

-Construction on the Atlantic Wall begins, the workers are primarily unpaid Jews and Muslims. Among the first of the fortifications to be built are housings for long range cannons capable of destroying targets in Britain.

9th: Mahatma Gandhi is killed while leading protests in India. The British give no explanation other than that he was causing unrest amongst the populace. Riots break out at various places, causing a Division of Indians to move in on the homes of men and women of power.

10th: Rommel and his Afrika Korps engage with the British in a six hour long artillery strike, followed up by a mass charge. It is successful and takes the forward enemy line of defence, opening up the various other lines to easier movement. This taking will become the eventual downfall of North Africa when Rommel prepares to advance on the remainder of the defences.

11th: The Aircraft Carrier HMS Eagle is run aground on Malta while on Convoy duties by a German U-Boat pursuing it, turning it into some form of airbase adjoined to the Island. Operations to float her begin almost immediately but they find it is far too damaged to every do such a thing.

-The Americans begin to fortify the islands of the North of Scotland in preparation for long range bombing runs over Norway.

-A new type of German Tank, the Landkreuzer P 1500 Monster is designed and put into development. It is reported that within two years, three hundred of these giant beings may be underway across Europe.

13th: General Bernard Montgomery is appointed commander of the British Eighth Army in North Africa after Churchill wishes to see Rommel and his forces pushed back.

-Another Convoy bound for Malta is destroyed badly. A single tanker and a pair of troop transports manage to make it into dockings but are too heavily damaged to make a return anytime soon. The Luftwaffe attacks intensify.

15th: The Battleships HMS Rodney and HMS Nelson arrive at Malta to bolster the Malta Squadron, bringing into Grand Harbour with them the largest Convoy in nearly a year to successfully make it. The Italian Cruisers Trento and Trieste harass the pair but do very little damage.

-An influx of German, Italian and New-Franco Troops to the Atlantic Wall begins to worry the British. Churchill and Eisenhower give orders for the USAF and RAF to launch major raids against railways and roads in France and the Netherlands.

19th: The Dieppe Raid is launched. Large amounts of Allied Soldiers land at Dieppe, expecting a Regiment sized defending force. Instead they find the 10th Panzer Division, 1st Panzer Division and the 302nd Static Infantry Division awaiting them. Also present are small groups of the 1st SS Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, the Bodyguards of Hitler himself and each veterans. The air cover is met with massive Luftwaffe forces and all but wiped out, leaving thousands stranded. 19,000 manage to make it back while the rest are either killed or captured. This secretive raid utterly fails and Churchill contemplates resigning from his position.

20th: Henderson Field on Guadalcanal is captured by the Marines and receives its first Fighters a mere eight hours after its capture. This is one of the first victories in the Pacific.

-A mass banzai charge takes place in Australia where upwards to 10,000 Japanese Infantry charge into the guns of a British Regiment. The Japanese overrun the British positions but loose some 3000 men in the process. It becomes apparent that they will stop at nothing to take Australia and that reinforcements are needed.

21st: Henderson Field is attacked by a Japanese force that nearly takes it back, although the timely arrival of a Marine Battalion manages to quell the attack and hold it at bay for three hours.

22nd: Small, Squad sized groups of Fallschirmjaeger are dropped all across the Americas in an attempt to cause damage to the infrastructure. The Statue of Christ above Rio De Janeiro is downed by the Fallschirmjaeger and it causes hundreds of deaths when it plummets through the city. Hitler blames this upon the Jews and Muslims and promises the Brazilians revenge if they side with him.

-Jewish and Muslim families in Brazil are rounded up and executed out of revenge for the Rio De Janeiro Bombing. New York is the centre of a minor Fallschirmjaeger strike that leaves a dozen or so civilians dead and

24th: Violence ensues around the Solomon Islands between Axis and Allied forces. No ships are sunk but both sides suffer casualties, some minor and others major.

-Milne Bay, New Guinea is assaulted by a Japanese Infantry Division. The mass waves of banzai which assail the 3000 Australians there last for seven hours before the Allied positions are finally overrun and slaughtered.

28th: The forests of Oregon burn for seven days and nights after the Japanese launch incendiaries on the State. Roughly three hundred people are killed during these times, roasted, although many deaths are not caused during the initial bombings.

30th: Rommel bombards Allied positions while the Italian Divisions under him perform mass charges against the Allied fortifications.

September:

1st: The IRA riot in Ireland for a full night, destroying many properties and killing seven American Troops of the 1st Armoured Division. The American forces retaliate and 62 suspected IRA members are killed in and around Belfast by the “Old Ironsides”.

-The Berlin Project rockets to new levels and Hitler is greatly pleased by the new developments and praises each of the members involved, rebuking his earlier threat of killing them.

3rd: Milne Bay is the sight of a major naval bombardment and a amphibious assault. The latter fails miserably and the force is repelled. However, only 200 men are actually killed or wounded due to a heavy covering screen from the ships.

9th: Another incendiary bombing of Oregon takes place, this time however it is easily put down and the Japanese Pilots are killed by the USAF in a minor counterattack.

-The city of Düsseldorf comes under a major bombing raid, heavily damaging the environment. Large RAF casualties are taken when the Luftwaffe strike back, although.

10th-14th: Intensive battles along “Bloody Ridge” on Guadalcanal takes place, the Marines manage to drive off a Japanese Battalion attempting to retake Henderson Field. Six times similar forces try it within the space of four days, wearing down the Marines in both mental, physical and ammunition states.

12th: RMS Laconia is attacked and sunk by the Prinz Eugen, despite carrying hundreds of Italian POWs and injured Allies. The Battleship makes no attempt to rescue the survivors but instead fires a series of salvoes on their positions. This becomes known as the Laconia Incident and is condemned by the Allies.

14th: Continuously more frequent assaults on unarmed, neutral and civilian vessels in the Atlantic brings worry to the Allies.

-The Light Carrier USS Wasp is heavily damaged while off Guadalcanal and narrowly limps back to Midway ahead of a large Japanese Fleet who proceed to bomb the Island and then pull away.

20th: A large group of RAF Fighter-Bombers attack Munich and other key areas in Germany. This causes other a million British pounds in damage although some of the attacking forces are destroyed completely.

21st: Rommel personally leads a mass Afrika Korps attack that forces the British from El Alamein. He is however injured in the shoulder and chest and forced to leave North Africa for recovery in Berlin.

24th: Battlegroup Enterprise is involved in a major naval battle between the German-Japanese Alliance and the British Pacific Fleet. Bismarck sinks three British Destroyers and heavily damages the HMS Howe while the Scharnhorst scores a hit on the deck of the Enterprise, knocking her runway out of action. Overall it is a Axis victory, although more Axis are injured and/or killed when compared to the Allies.

30th: The Eagle Squadron, an American volunteered unit who have served under the British since the beginning of the War, return to the USAF.

October:

1st: Germany launches its first V-2 and successfully hits its target in the Netherlands, destroying a staged gathering of Dutchmen whom Hitler believes may pose a threat to his Thousand Year Reich.

4th: The Channel Island of Sark is the staging ground for a Commando strike. Three teams of six Royal Commandos make it onto the Island and systematically kill off the Germans, all but three that is. The flesh is dismembered enough to leave pools of blood before the Commandos dump them into the Sea and return, all before night is out. Superstition arises amongst the Channel Islands, many believing them to be cursed.

-The RAF and USAF come to an agreement where the RAF will launch attacks in the night and the USAF will deal with the day. This is successful and kill rates become far more higher between the pair, causing Goering to rethink his strategies.

13th: The 100th Infantry Battalion of the United States, one formed of Japanese-Americans known as Nisei, arrive at Australia. They are however disliked until they courageously launch a counter banzai against a Japanese Division much larger than their own force, their ferocity forcing back the enemy.

18th: After the Sark Incident, Hitler orders that all Commandos found are not to be taken prisoner but are to be killed on sight.

-Admiral William “Bull” Halsey becomes the commander of Battlegroup Enterprise and situates his flag aboard the Carrier herself.

21st: The RAF return to El Alamein, beating back the Luftwaffe in a prolonged air battle. American General Mark Clark arrives at North Africa with a small unit of Americans and meets in conference with New-Anglo Officials who may be willing to broker an alliance.

23rd: With Rommel’s return to North Africa, still with injuries, he launches a second, more furious assault that is the largest since he first attacked. Operation Torch meanwhile is brewing and Patton begins to ship his troops across the Atlantic.

-General Stumme, Rommel’s replacement and second in command while he was injured, is killed in a British counter while leading a Italian Regiment against their positions. Rommel mourns his loss for several hours, taking leave, before returning for an armoured assault.

25th: Henderson Field is the sight of another major Japanese attack, the Marines barely manage to force them back during these times however.

-The Japanese continue, to harass various Allied positions throughout the Pacific, stories of atrocities on POW make it even more fearful for Allied Troops to be captured by the Japanese Military.

29th: Protests take place in London from the Jewish population after news of Heydrich’s slaughters reach them. Churchill is forced to halt such things however when a Luftwaffe raid is detected crossing the Channel.

-The “Old Ironsides” transfer from Ireland to England and are billeted in South Wales and North Devon, protecting those areas with a large intake of Soldiers.

31st: Rommel destroys a extensive Allied minefield at El Alamein in three hours of bombardment, opening up a route to Egypt for a final time. General Montgomery however holds the lines, halting Rommel and his advance and forcing them back with a compact charge.

November:

1st: The Allies finally break out of El Alamein during the night. Rommel and his forces are caught off guard by an unexpected counterattack. Rommel gives order to retreat while he himself remains behind and meets with Montgomery, commemorating him for finally forcing him back before also taking his leave.

8th: Operation Torch begins. The opening battles are extremely violent when 400 True-French engage the New-Franco Troopers guarding the coasts of North Africa at various places. Italian lines are compromised when Montgomery and his Divisions catch him in a vice, slaughtering them. The “Old Ironsides” land at Tunisia and engage the Afrika Korps in a three hour long beach battle before they finally break free.

-Oran in Algeria falls to Allied Troops from the “Old Ironsides” while a French Fleet is sunk and destroyed.

-Bardia becomes the subject of a major siege by Monty and his Divisions and the Italians give in when they see Rommel and his Afrika Korps have fallen into retreat.

11th: Malta is reached by a string of Convoys from Alexandria after the North African port is relieved by Operation Torch in a three hour long counter-siege.

-Churchill delivers his annual report to Britain, claiming that they are wining in both the Pacific and Europe.

13th: The British Eighth Army return to Tobruk and wrestle it from the Afrika Korps there, Rommel and the bulk of his Divisions are no where to be found however. Montgomery suspects that Rommel is planning something and orders a general halt, although that is overruled and Monty is ordered to reinforce Tobruk from possible counter attacks.

-The Japanese Battleship Kirishima performs a rapid strike on the British Pacific Fleet harboured at New Zealand, damaging many ships and killing dozens before finally pulling out to rejoin the Japanese Navy off the North of Australia.

-Japanese Battleship Hiei follows the previous attack in a matter of hours, intended to draw attention away from New Zealand. However it is struck by a vast broadside and sinks before being able to deal any major damage. The crew are immolated when the oil she leaks is ignited in a freak accident. All hands are lost.

17th: Derna is captured by elements of the British Eighth Army in a strike that finds the entire place devoid of Axis life. Montgomery is angered that he cannot halt his forces and is instead bigoted by Churchill and his planners of Operation Torch.

-Berlin is raided by the RAF, who suffer little losses and is considered as one of the best raids in a long time by Churchill and Eisenhower.

24th: All contact is lost with the lead elements of the Eighth Army. It becomes apparent that Rommel had estimated the battle and had set up a series of hidden fortifications. Operation Torch begins to stall, when Afrika Korps who had been masquerading as innocents amongst the populations launch sabotage missions against the various Allied forces. Montgomery hails Rommel as the most tactical genius of the war, and that he deserves to win, although the latter is in private.

25th: The British launch a series of attacks on Athens with Greek Rebels, the effects are easily warned off however and it becomes an evident slaughter in a matter of minutes.

-The New-Franco Fleet at Toulon is heavily bombed by the RAF for several hours. Those ships which survive are scuttled rather than being captured. This is a cutting loss to the New-Franco Regime and Hitler has the Admirals of the Fleet replaced with his own, German ones.

-The Tunisian Offensive falters when a major Afrika Korps attack defeats and captures 30,000 Allied Troops.

December:

1st: A raid on Australia burns a large portion of the bush. The British and New Zealander forces present reinforce their lines with newly arrived armour and vehicles however, holding back the Japanese forces attacking them.

3rd: Admiral Graf Spee sinks a trio of Convoys bound for Britain from America, ambushing each one expertly. No survivors are reported in these actions, thus earning the crew of the German vessel fame amongst the Reich.

6th: The Kriegsmarine continue to harass Convoys along the Atlantic. The Bismarck bombards various Islands and becomes the most wanted vessel in the Pacific after using incendiaries on densely populated areas.

-Hitler is declared a monster by the Allies for the actions of his Military all across the World.

-Heavy fighting in Tunisia begins to force the members of Operation Torch back when Rommel launches a country spanning attack. Untold numbers of Allied soldiers are killed, injured or taken prisoner by the Afrika Korps and their Axis allies.


7th: Naples in Italy is bombed for the first major time by the Allies, destroying a large majority of the city and causing the country to ignite under incendiary weapons.

-USS New Jersey, a gigantic vessel that dwarves anything else in the United States Fleets, is launched for the sole purpose of exacting revenge on the Bismarck.

13th: Luftwaffe raids over Britain intensify for the remainder of the year. London is struck hard particularly by Bristol and Liverpool are also terribly damaged. The True-French at Lincoln are forced from the city when Hitler launches 531 V1 Rockets at it. Only a quarter of that number hits however, but it is enough to flatten entire districts and kill any who remained.

-Alexandria is attacked by the Luftwaffe and after that a Kriegsmarine Fleet. The damage dealt is ludicrous and a new series of defences are erected along the coast. Several British ships are sunk, although those that are nothing major but rather small fleet tenders.

15th-30th: Heavy fighting engulfs the entirety of Northern Africa. In less than two weeks however, Rommel pushes back the Allied forces until they are barely able to cling to land. Manchester is firebombed, as are many other cities. The Pacific is in a state of lull, momentary peace overtaking the forces during and around Christmas.

-Hitler in the meantime prepares to launch a major offensive against Malta and Britain, readying entire Divisions for movement.

Nyctophobia- Fear of the Dark Angel.

"No one ever spoke about of those two absent brothers. Their separate tragedies had seemed like aberrations. Had they, in fact, been warnings that no one had heeded?"

'Killing a man is like fucking, boy, only instead of giving life you take it. You experience the ecstasy of penetration as your warhead enters the enemy's belly and the shaft follows. You see the whites of his eyes roll inside the sockets of his helmet. You feel his knees give way beneath him and the weight of his faltering flesh draw down the point of your spear. Are you picturing this?'
'Yes, lord.'
'Is your dick hard yet?'
'No, lord.'
''What? You've got your spear in a man's guts and your dog isn't stiff? What are you, a woman?'
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awesome work DA, it seems a lot of time and work has been put into this, well done.
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Wow, reminds me of the old board game, Axis & Allies. I'd always play as Germany and try to create a different outcome to the war... but you're much more in-depth, creative, realistic, and historically accurate. Excellent work!


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I like the way that all of this could have happened, you must have put a lot of work into this, very nice

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When will there be more of this great story
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