By Connie Willis

Winner of the Nebula Award

Traveling again in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of global conflict II, was once a regimen day trip for 3 British historians desirous to research firsthand the heroism and horrors of the Dunkirk evacuation and the London Blitz. yet getting marooned in war-torn 1940 England has grew to become Michael Davies, Merope Ward, and Polly Churchill from temporal travelers into besieged voters suffering to outlive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s extra to fret approximately than simply getting again domestic: The impossibility of changing prior occasions has continuously been a center trust of time-travel theory—but it can be tragically incorrect. whilst discrepancies within the ancient list start cropping up, it means that one or all the destiny viewers have in some way replaced the past—and, finally, the end result of the conflict. in the meantime, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ manager, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the likely very unlikely job of rescuing his students—three lacking needles within the haystack of heritage. The exciting time-tripping event that all started with Blackout now hurtles to its wonderful answer in All Clear.

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It was his one great achievement," General der Infanterie Kurt von Tippelskirch has stated. "At that critical moment . . if [the troops] had once begun a retreat, it might have turned into a panic flight," 14for there were no prepared positions to withdraw to. By the middle of January the earlier Russian tactical successes threatened to develop into a strategic disaster for the Germans. Reinforcing their initial assault units, the Soviets continued to press the attack. '" The Fourth Panzer, Ninth, and Fourth Armies stood in grave danger of complete encirclement should this drive succeed in reaching to Smolensk.

13 36 THE SOVIET PARTISAN MOVEMENT disaster was averted, but this "one great achievement" of Hitler's had the ironic effect of exalting his faith in himself and his inelastic defense, and, in so doing, foreshadowed the final denouement. During the same period heavy attacks were launched against Army Group North. The Eighteenth Army was forced back of the Volkhov River just south of Lake Ladoga and the line of the Sixteenth Army below Lake Ilmen was shattered ; the entire II Corps was cut off and had to be supplied by air for several months, while the principal lateral communications line between Army Groups Center and North was completely overrun with the exception of the hedgehog at Kholm.

Bridges in the Brest-Litovsk area were seized intact and crossings further north were quickly established in the face of slight opposition. The infantry, moving through the only partially manned border defenses, rapidly opened holes through which the armored and motorized units of the Second and Third Panzer Groups could start their operations. Their immediate task was to close a gigantic pair of pincers on Minsk in order to trap both the Russian forces along the frontier and the reserve units hastily committed to stem the assault, while the infantry at the same time enveloped a large Russian concentration about Bialystok.

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