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Allied strategists had concluded that the global structure of the Axis would fall apart if the main military strength of the German Reich could be broken. The people who were actually making the decisions in the war — for the most part, senior staff officers and civil service workers who hid behind anonymous doors and unsigned briefing papers — lurched from one improvisation to the next, with no sense of how much the limitless powers they were mustering were remaking the world. John provided a violent and bloody, yet nuanced story here, essentially dealing with Logan’s existential fight against his inner ‘Wolverine’. The military functioned well — Hitler gave it a blank check — but civilian life was made a misery by countless competing agencies and new ministries, all claiming absolute power over every detail of German life. No matter what the surface play of battle was in Africa or the South Seas, the underlying dynamic never changed: every hour, every day the Allies were preparing for the invasion of Europe. Meanwhile, a new Allied army would get across the English Channel and land in France, and the two armies would converge on Berlin. I just had to be true to the character and not worry about disappointing readers who know so much more about these books than I do. Any task, from getting repairs in an apartment building to requisitioning office equipment, required running a gauntlet of contradictory regulations. People who went to Washington during those years found a desperately overcrowded town caught up in a kind of diffuse bureaucratic riot. The British set up secret installations in country estates; Stalin had his supreme military headquarters in a commandeered Moscow subway station. Not in the slightest, so long it is in service to the story, and not just there for gratuity’s sake. Men caught in a direct hit were unraveled by the blast, blown apart into shards of flying skeleton that would maim or kill anyone nearby. People came to expect that the simplest problem would lead to hours or days of wandering down featureless corridors, passing door after closed door spattered by uncrackable alphabetic codes: OPA, OWI, OSS. There was a myth (it still persists) that the Nazi state was a model of efficiency; the truth was that it was a bureaucratic shambles. It might have been some consolation to know that people around the world were stuck with exactly the same problems — particularly people on the enemy side. The majority of my work with them to date has been on covers, but I’m looking to change that moving forward. The Soviet Red Army would have to break through the Russian front and move into Germany from the east. It meant building up an overwhelmingly large army of their own, somehow getting it on the ground in Europe, and confronting the German army at point-blank range. That being said, for the past decade you’ve become known as a purveyor of great war stories, from your work on B.P.R.D. Much of my work is a bit lighter in tone – high flying adventure, with a little humor thrown in here and there. Every pennant race was described on the sports pages in the metaphor of battle; every car wreck and hotel fire was compared to the air raids that everyone was still expecting to hit the blacked-out cities on the coasts. Joe, forgive me if this comes out wrong, but I know you for having a very slick style – something far different from how people typically see a World War I story. The necessities of war even broke up the conventional proprieties of marriage: the universal inevitability of military service meant that young couples got married quickly, sometimes at first meeting — and often only so the women could get the military paycheck and the ration stamps. I’ve known Joe for a couple of years and have loved his work even longer, so when he came on board, I was super-excited because I knew he could do anything required, but mostly because I could see him really pulling off some of the subtler things about this story — the things that make it a story — and, of course, he did. The plan was so ambitious that even with this torrential flow of war production it would take years before the Allies were ready. trench illnesses womens coats for sale what was life in the trenches like ladies spring jacket wwi life in the trenches trench hole trench coat shop ladies jacket with hood trench fighting mariana s trench trenches of the world soldiers in the trenches trench fashion wwi trench foot trench coart life in the trenches wwi trench lines womens winter vest with hood support trenches western front trenches british trench coat online trench water women overcoats diseases in the trenches ww trenches life in the trench what was life like for soldiers in the trenches reserve trenches trenches ww2

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