Timeline (Blood and Soil)

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Timeline of events in the Blood and Soil universe.

1930s

1939

  • First Point of Divergence9 SeptemberBattle of Nomonhan ends in a victory for the Japanese Army. General Georgy Zhukov is one of the casualties of the battle, having been killed in combat side-by-side with his men.

1940s

1940

May

  • Second Point of Divergence: 24 May – General Franz Halder, citing concerns about the poor visibility for an aerial-only offensive at Dunkirk, convinces Adolf Hitler to rescind Gerd von Rundstedt's halt order, to the chagrin of Hermann Göring. Panzer forces begin to press onto the struggling Anglo-French forces at around 6:00 in the evening.
  • 25–26 May – German divisions press onto Lille, facing stiff resistance from the French Army at the start of the offensive. However, with dwindling supplies and faltering defenses, the French Army units surrender on the 26th. Panzer forces under the command of Erwin Rommel charge forward to the exposed BEF and remaining French forces at Dunkirk and Calais.
  • 27 May – German forces bisect the British between Calais and Dunkirk as the Luftwaffe severely bombs Dunkirk, killing an estimated 1,000 civilians in the process. Panic ensues with the British attempting to escape, leading to some overcrowded ships capsizing and sinking in the Channel.
  • 31 May – The last ships leave Dunkirk as the British become encircled and forced to surrender. About 250,000 Anglo-French troops are taken prisoner by the Germans, 50,000 are killed in action, and only 100,000 managing to escape to Britain. Winston Churchill relays the news in an audience with King George VI, who affirms Churchill's desire to not seek peace yet.

June

  • 4 June – Prime Minister Winston Churchill gives his defiant "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" speech to the nation, which is mostly positively received, though some in the public continue to dread the possibility of a German invasion. Nearly the entirety of the armed forces of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are called up and reassigned to Britain.

1942

October

Anthony Eden, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1942–43)
  • 28 October – The last Anglo-American forces fail to breakthrough the German encirclement, forcing their captulation in the north of France, effectively ending the desperate invasion of Europe. With now two catastrophic defeats back to back under his premiership, Winston Churchill meets with the King to offer his resignation the following day.
  • 29 October – A teary-eyed Churchill gives a brief but solemn speech before the House of Commons, announcing his resignation as Prime Minister and thanking his colleagues for their support. Foreign Minister Anthony Eden assumed the role as acting Prime Minister and would be appointed by the King the same day.
  • 30 October – Prime Minister Anthony Eden gives an emotional address to the nation announcing his intention to seek peace with Germany, as well as stating that Britain's soldiers fought courageously. A war-weary public receives the news positively, having endured three years of war against Germany.
  • 30 October – An evening address by Adolf Hitler is marked by an upbeat tone in his speech, praising Eden and Britain and saying that he would be open to negotiate a peace with Britain.
  • 31 October – The Anglo-German ceasefire goes into effect at 12:01 AM, all air and naval operations are halted by both sides. Italy also joins in the same day.

1943

March

1950s

1960s

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1990s

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2010s

2020s