By Connie Willis
Winner of the Nebula Award
Traveling again in time, from Oxford circa 2060 into the thick of worldwide conflict II, used to be a regimen expedition 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 became 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 previous occasions has continually 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 someway replaced the past—and, eventually, the result of the conflict. in the meantime, in 2060 Oxford, the stranded historians’ manager, Mr. Dunworthy, frantically confronts the likely most unlikely job of rescuing his students—three lacking needles within the haystack of heritage. The exciting time-tripping experience that begun with Blackout now hurtles to its attractive solution in All Clear.
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P. H. R. W. H. Hillary Z. Krasnodebski J. Koukall W. H. L. D. J. Aslin 24 September H. H. W. J. S. V. F. Day J. F. Macphail 46 Squadron 312 Squadron 257 Squadron 17 Squadron 41 Squadron 238 Squadron 229 Squadron 41 Squadron 249 Squadron Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Hurricane Spitfire Hurricane Hurricane Spitfire Hurricane 141 Squadron 236 Squadron 603 Squadron Defiant Hurricane Spitfire1 Later, some of those pilots told of their experiences in their burning fighters, some in published memoirs, some in the pages of The Guinea Pig magazine.
Page’s hands had been badly burned, so releasing the pin and undoing his aircraft hood were very diﬃcult. As soon as he released the pin he fell out of his Hurricane. He estimated that it took him 15–20 seconds to get out but that he could have been quicker but for the trouble with his release pin. His severe burns were obviously aggravated by the extra time spent in the flame-filled cockpit of his aircraft. David Hunt, a New Zealander, had experienced a similar problem with a jammed cockpit but his father owned a company that manufactured axes that could withstand high temperatures and voltages, and who insisted that his son mount one in the cockpit of his Hurricane.
Above each ankle had a bracelet of unburnt skin: my socks, which were always wrinkled, had refused to burn properly and must have just smouldered… My Service gloves were almost burnt oﬀ, and the skin from my wrists and hands hung down like paper bags. The under side of my right arm and elbow were burnt and so were my face and neck. ’4 Maurice Moundsen was part of a standing patrol when he was hit in an attack on a bomber formation over Colchester: ‘Cannon shells smashed into the left side of my Hurricane and I received a lot of shrapnel splinters in my thigh and leg before the same 109, or possibly another, hit the gravity tank and I was instantly in an inferno.
All Clear (Oxford Time Travel, Book 4) by Connie Willis