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By Harry Turtledove

While the good warfare engulfed Europe in 1914, the us and the accomplice States of the United States, sour enemies for 5 a long time, entered the fray on contrary aspects: the us aligned with the newly powerful Germany, whereas the Confederacy joined forces with their longtime allies, Britain and France. however it quickly grew to become transparent to either side that this struggle will be different--that battle itself could by no means be an analogous back. For this was once to be a chronic, worldwide clash waged with new and chillingly effective innovations--the computer gun, the aircraft, poison gasoline, and trench warfare.

Across the Americas, the battling raged like wildfire on a number of and far-flung fronts. As President Theodore Roosevelt rallied the various ethnic teams of the northern states--Irish and Italians, Mormons and Jews--Confederate President Woodrow Wilson struggled to carry jointly a Confederacy nonetheless beset by means of lack of awareness, prejudice, and sophistication divisions. and because the struggle thundered on, southern blacks, oppressed for generations, came upon themselves fatefully drawn right into a climactic war of words . . .

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He looked at Murdock in surprise, his silent cry of terror shown in his tortured expression through his face mask. He dropped his fighting knife, his arms floating uselessly, his body collapsing. Murdock jerked his K-Bar free of the man and let him drift down and away from them with the slight current. Murdock pointed to Holt, who caught the trailing buddy line and retied it to his skipper. The lieutenant took out his MUGR (Miniature Underwater GPS Receiver). It was no larger than two packs of cigarettes and totally waterproof.

Could I look at it? Murdock nodded at Doc. The medic took out the eight-inch blade with two sides and the point honed to perfection, and handed it to the agent. Hang examined it a moment, touched the sharpness of it. Suddenly he turned the point toward his chest, gripped the heavy handle with both hands, and before either of the SEALS could prevent it, Hang drove the killing knife into his heart. His head nodded once as the blade went in. Then his eyes rolled back showing only the whites and his hands fell away from the blade.

He remembered the briefing. The beach here was about twenty meters wide at high tide when they arrived, and was covered with medium-sized stones and pebbles. No sand. Rendezvous time. Murdock treaded water and watched the sea around him. Two men popped up twenty meters away, then two more on the other side. He needed ten more men. Three teams came up almost at the same time, then the fourth. All were within thirty meters of him. He was still one team short. Concern shadowed his face. There was always the possibility of a team getting lost or taken out by some enemy on a mission like this.

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