The Whale Has Wings Vol 1 - Rebirth

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
This is an Alternative History (a book in which the consequences of certain changed in history are explored). The premise (what is often called the Point of Departure) is that in 1932 the British Royal Navy recovered control of its air arm (the Fleet Air Arm) from the grip of the Royal Air Force. As a result, by the start of WW2 the Royal Navy has a different Air Arm from that of history. More

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resonant reviewed on July 1, 2013
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I wish actual history books were written this well.
(reviewed 65 days after purchase)
Mark Gardiner reviewed on Feb. 3, 2013

I first discovered this story from David's thread on and have been an avid reader since then. This timeline, concentrating upon a properly funded and equipped Fleet Air Arm, with the consequences this has for the Royal Navy and their foes, contains the three essential ingredients required to make this a success. First: it is perfectly believable, and the reader does not have to suspend belief. Second: this is not bogged down in technical detail, but neither does it skimp on detail that supports the conclusions. Finally, it is well-written, with no little humour, making a fine commentary on events as they unfold. I eagerly await future editions.
(reviewed 29 days after purchase)
Sean Gallagher reviewed on Jan. 26, 2013

I've been reading David's Whale Has Wings timeline since he started it on I love it. I think he's really thought this one out very thoroughly and that this is a reasonable and plausible alternate timeline. He makes it readable without being overly technical in his jargon. A very good read.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
Simon Soanes reviewed on Jan. 12, 2013

Love Alternate History books/articles especially with regards to Great Britain and the RN. Found 'The Whale has Wings' on Alternate History forum and very quickly got hooked, now read the whole thread and also brought the first book. The whole thread is a brilliant read and the detail is amazing and very believable. Very much looking forward to the other books. Keep it up.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Piotr Kaplon reviewed on Jan. 10, 2013

The best of what alternate history forum have to offer. Alternative history written and researched better than many "regular" history books. Lot's of fun for history buffs.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Cameron Blairq reviewed on Dec. 22, 2012
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Bought this because it looked like a good read and it was - love alternative history especially to do with carrier development and warfare. Cant wait for books 2 + 3 +4
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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