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Author Topic: Nationality differences in dental work  (Read 5155 times)

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Re: Nationality differences in dental work
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2006, 12:51:50 PM »

Just had another possibility come to mind:

He could be a German prisoner--some high-ranking officer or brilliant tactician who's been kidnapped--in the British plane or visa-versa.

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Re: Nationality differences in dental work
« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2006, 02:01:00 PM »

Re new scenario:  there should still be a way of tracking that plane. If the Germans hoped to put a spy (or a counteragent, or an escaping Nazi general) into Great Britain (risky business when the British were shooting at German planes), there would be records (and possibly witnesses) in Germany.  Hmm.  Who was flying the plane?  Only one body?  Actually there was a senior German officer who flew into Great Britain and asked for asylum. A famous affair, but I can't recall the circumstances now.

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Re: Nationality differences in dental work
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2006, 03:43:33 PM »

I think one of my favorite parts was where one person (perhaps Montagu) spent hours rubbing the ID cards and documents on his pants, everywhere he went, to give the illusion those documents were all much older than they really were.
 
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Re: Nationality differences in dental work
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2006, 08:15:19 PM »

Ingrid --

There are two other skeletons in the aircraft, the pilot and copilot, dressed in standard Luftwaffe flight gear. They're not as interesting initially because they're "expected," but eventually someone will get the bright idea to examine them as well.

I haven't yet decided whether the "general" is really British or German. I'm leaning British, and this whole thing ends up being a big hairball of a wartime Special Operations Executive op that went haywire. I'm still trying to figure out if all this works before I spend a lot of time developing it further.

A lot rests on whether there's a way to tell where the skeletons came from, beyond simply looking at what they're wearing. As The Man Who Never Was points out, clothes can be deceiving. If not, there's not a lot of detection that can profitably go on to work out the mystery. If Luftwaffe records fail to mention the flight, it's not proof that the flight wasn't launched by the Germans. Besides, I don't want to spend a lot of pages on people reading in archives (I just did that in SWIFTSURE, so I probably have to lay off that for a while).

Rudolf Hess flew himself to Scotland in 1941 in an attempt to negotiate peace with Britain. It didn't work.
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