All Clear (Oxford Time Travel, Book 4) by Connie Willis

By Connie Willis

Winner of the Nebula Award

Traveling again in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of worldwide warfare II, was once a regimen day trip for 3 British historians desirous 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 historic checklist start cropping up, it means that one or all the destiny viewers have someway replaced the past—and, finally, the end result of the warfare. in the meantime, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ manager, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the doubtless most unlikely job of rescuing his students—three lacking needles within the haystack of historical past. The exciting time-tripping event that all started with Blackout now hurtles to its beautiful answer in All Clear.

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War had come. 1 In Luxembourg during the afternoon there was some purchasing of essential luxuries such as coffee, tea, and sugar. There was no panic or anything else than an infinite apprehension, coupled with a faint feeling of relief that the inevitable had now descended from the realm of the hypothetical. An agricultural exposition was to be opened at Diekirch Saturday afternoon. I had planned to go with my Belgian colleague, but as the hour of our departure approached and as I had no word from him, I drove out in my own car.

A state of war went into effect when Germany did not reply. DGFP, ser. D, vol. 7, nos. 560–61, 563–64, 529–35. 3. Radio Luxembourg came on the air in 1933 and became one of the most powerful stations in Europe, symbolized by the three 600-foot masts on the Junglinster plain, and as a potential for propaganda broadcasting was a prize to be coveted. See James Wood, History of International Broadcasting (London: Peter Peregrinus, 1992), 43–46. 4. See Denis Maréchal, Radio Luxembourg, 1933–1993: un média au coeur de l’Europe (Nancy: Presses universitaires de Nancy, 1994), 108–10.

What I may suffer thereby I will cheerfully undergo, and will offer it as a sacrifice on the altar of intellectual integrity and as a sweet savor before the Eternal Verities. indb xxxii 3/19/12 8:30 AM • 1 • Ante-Chamber to Paradise When, after some eighteen years in the Foreign Service, I was assigned to Luxembourg as chargé d’affaires, secretary of legation, and consul of the United States of America, I knew probably not as much about the Grand Duchy and its people as do you who read this. It is necessary to know something of what Luxembourg is, where Luxembourg is, and why Luxembourg is, to have any real comprehension of the tremendous role that the Sovereign, statesmen, and people of the Grand Duchy are playing at this moment, and will play in the future development of Europe.

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