By Connie Willis

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Traveling again in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of global warfare II, used to be a regimen expedition for 3 British historians wanting to learn 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 electorate suffering to outlive Hitler’s devastating onslaught. And now there’s extra to fret approximately than simply getting again domestic: The impossibility of changing earlier occasions has constantly been a middle trust of time-travel theory—but it can be tragically incorrect. whilst discrepancies within the ancient checklist start cropping up, it means that one or the entire destiny viewers have in some way replaced the past—and, eventually, the result of the battle. in the meantime, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ manager, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the possible very unlikely job of rescuing his students—three lacking needles within the haystack of background. The exciting time-tripping experience that begun with Blackout now hurtles to its beautiful answer in All Clear.

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All Clear (Oxford Time Travel, Book 4)

Winner of the Nebula Award

Traveling again in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of worldwide struggle II, was once a regimen day trip for 3 British historians wanting to examine 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 earlier occasions has continually been a middle trust of time-travel theory—but it can be tragically flawed. whilst discrepancies within the historic checklist commence cropping up, it means that one or all the destiny viewers have one way or the other replaced the past—and, eventually, the result of the warfare. in the meantime, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ manager, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the possible very unlikely activity of rescuing his students—three lacking needles within the haystack of historical past. The exciting time-tripping experience that begun with Blackout now hurtles to its gorgeous solution in All Clear.

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The second naval battle of Guadalcanal, during the night of November 14/15, pitted a Japanese task force centered around the fast battleship Kirishima, plus Atago and Takao, against a smaller American task force with the battleships South Dakota and Washington. The scenario seemed a favorable one for the IJN, with a large force of destroyers led by two of its finest heavy cruisers working at night against an improvised American force operating in confined waters. Atago and Takao each launched eight torpedoes at Washington from a mere 4,000 yards' range, but all missed.

Torpedo armament remained heavy - 12 tubes in triple mounts. Design speed was set at 37 knots. As in the earlier heavy cruiser designs, the magazines required protection against 8 in shells and the machinery spaces were protected against 6in shells. This set of design requirements was literally impossible to achieve on such a small displacement, even with extensive electric welding to save weight. The design adopted in 1931 was overweight at 9,500 tons. The original Mogami design borrowed much from the Takao class.

Naval History and Heritage Command) A B O V E RIGHT Mikuma shown on fire in the June 7 photo sequence taken by Enterprise aircraft. Her forward turrets have their guns askew, the result of bomb damage. The first turret has a hinomaru painted on top as an aid to friendly air recognition. The mainmast and aircraft deck are entirely gone, the result of an explosion caused by the ship's torpedoes detonating. (Naval History and Heritage Command) Mogami on June 15,1944, as she steams with the carriers of the First Mobile Fleet en route to meet the US Navy off the Marianas.

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