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Downing, David

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1946-    ) UK historian and author of the Hitler Wins Alternate History text, The Moscow Option: An Alternative Second World War (1979; rev 2001), which depends upon two Jonbar Points: Hitler is immobilized after a plane crash, which allows his generals to drive straight to Moscow; and the Americans are defeated at Midway. The text stops at 1942, with Germany triumphant. Russian Revolution 1985: A Contemporary Fable (1983), rather more tamely, depicts the USSR collapsing from internal stresses half a decade too early. Zoo Station (2007), which is set in Germany at the outbreak of war, is not fantastic. [JC]

David Downing

born London: 1946



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