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on June 06, 2013 :
A very worthy continuation of the first volume; in fact I enjoyed it even more due to the wonderful amount of detail in the story. The authors amazingly detailed knowledge of the original timelines allows him to mold his alternate Fleet Air Arm, and therefore major strands of WW2, in a very believable and realistic way. I very much look forward to reading the next parts as they, hopefully soon, appear.
For anybody with an interest in believable alternate history this is amongst the finest available.
(reviewed 41 days after purchase)
on June 02, 2013 :
An excellent continuation from the first volume that takes us from the dawn of the raid on the Italian fleet to the eve of Pearl Harbour. The author has painstakingly devised an alternative history based upon the Royal Navy taking control of the Fleet Air Arm's future with all that it implies for the carrier fleet, and butterflies that affect both the Army and the Royal Air Force. The changes are not on the surface huge and are eminently believable - indeed one wonders why the actual powers-that-be did not follow such obviously sensible decisions. As a result the British & Commonwealth armed services, following the Army's expulsion from Western Europe and Norway, have greater success in their battles in the Mediterranean, and also face a major Kriegsmarine breakout into the North Atlantic. Interestingly both the French & Greek forces also have proportionately greater parts to play. This instalment leaves me eagerly awaiting the showdown with the IJN in the South China Sea & further abroad.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
on May 21, 2013 :
An excellent continuation of the original premise from late 1940 into 1941 especially in the Mediterranean.
Much wider deviations from our timeline, with the improved British Naval air arm beginning to have significant impact on the conduct of the war.
Still written mostly in the style of a time line rather than a novelization. However light up with welcome cameos based on the probable reaction of historical characters.
Well researched and plausible detail for air force and army issues as well as naval impact.
Perhaps more on the Battle of the Atlantic would have improved the balance of the picture.
As Churchill said it was the convoys that kept him awake at night. The impact of more long range ASW and naval air from CVLs, CVE and MACs would have been well worth the description
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
on May 08, 2013 :
Second part, every bit as good as the first one. How could the Second World War go for the British with a few smart decision taken in time... I prefer this version to the original one ;)
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)