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Third Reich Victorious: The Alternate Decisions of World War II


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    Anthology of counterfactual scenarios of World War II.

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Review of Third Reich Victorious: The Alternate Decisions of World War II:

This is an anthology of ten counterfactual scenarios about World War II in Europe. Each of the scenarios is written by a different historian or military man, and in general they focus on alternate German decisions leading to a different outcome to the war (for the most part outcomes that are more positive for the Third Reich); the title however does not reflect the whole book - not every scenario leads to a Nazi victory.

The scenarios are all independent of each other, each with their own separate point of divergence, and are generally written as if they actually happened, except for a short section at the end of each explaining how the scenario differs from actual history. Additionally, there are plenty of maps, and each scenario also includes a bibliography, and in all but one of the scenarios, a set of footnotes (including references to both actual and alternate events/books - the counterfactual references being marked with an asterisks). The book also contains a brief introduction, approximately a paragraph about each contributor, and 31 black and white illustrations. I found the general style quite reminiscent of one of my favorite books of this type, Hitler Options.

I suppose there could be quite a lot of arguments about the plausibility of each of the scenarios discussed in the book. It did seem to me that some of authors did decide to go for some unusual premises, in order either to create some wildly different stories from the usual run-of-the-mill alternate WWII scenarios, or simply to spin a good yarn. I think that's a good thing - as from the very first story, Wade G. Dudley's "The Little Admiral, 1939", you feel that you're on new and relatively unexplored territory, rather than rehashing the same old alternate history war horses.

I like this book a lot, and if you have an interest in World War II history, then I expect you will too. I'd recommend you get it.

Here is a list of the scenarios in the book. I have included the subtitles, which in post cases should be enough to give you a clue what each scenario is about:
  1. The Little Admiral: Hitler and the Germany Navy - by Wade D. Dudley

  2. Disaster at Dunkirk: The Defeat of Britain, 1940 - by Stephen Badsey

  3. The Battle of Britain, 1940: Triumph of the Luftwaffe - by Charles Messenger

  4. The Storm and the Whirlwind: Zhukov Strikes First - by Gilberto Villahermosa

  5. The Hinge: Alamein to Basra, 1942 - by Paddy Griffith

  6. Into the Caucasus: The Turkish Attack on Russia, 1942 - by John H. Gill

  7. Known Enemies and Forces Allies: The Battles of Sicily and Kursk, 1943 - by John D. Burtt

  8. Luftwaffe Triumphant: The Defeat of the Bomber Offensive, 1944-45 - by David C. Isby

  9. Hitler's Bomb: Target: London and Moscow - by Forrest R. Lindsey

  10. Rommel versus Zhukov: Decision in the East, 1944-45 - by Peter G. Tsouras



   

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Third Reich Victorious: Alternate Histories of World War II

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This book is a stimulating and entirely plausible insight into how Hitler and his generals might have defeated the Allies, and a convincing sideways look at the Third Reich's bid at world domination in World War II. What would have happened if, for example, the Germans captured the whole of the BEF at Dunkirk? Or if the RAF had been defeated in the Battle of Britain? What if the U-Boats had strangled Britain with an impregnable blockade, if Rommel had been triumphant in North Africa, or the Germans had beaten the Red Army at Kursk? The authors, writing as if these and other world-changing events had really happened, project realistic scenarios based on the true capabilities and circumstances of the opposing forces. Third Reich Victorious is a spirited and terrifying alternate history, and a telling insight into the dramatic possibilities of World War II.
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