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Weapons of Choice: World War 2.1

by John Birmingham

A near-future military experiment thrusts a multinational armada back to 1942, right into the middle of the US naval task force speeding towards Midway Atoll-and what was to be the most spectacular Allied triumph of World War II.

The twenty-first-century sailors are a shocking spectre for these veterans of Pearl Harbor-men who have never seen a helicopter or a nuclear weapon, and who have never encountered an African American colonel or a female Australian submarine commander. But they respect the armada’s awesome firepower, and what it may mean to the war.

Initial jubilation is quickly doused by a shocking realisation-other ships may have made the trip-and may be in the hands of the Japanese. What happens next is anybody’s guess… and everybody’s nightmare.


01 January, 2004

About John Birmingham

John Birmingham is the author of the cult classic He Died With a Felafel in His Hand, the award-winning history Leviathan and the Axis of Time trilogy comprising Weapons of ChoiceDesignated Targets and Final Impact as well as The Disappearance trilogy comprising of Without WarningAfter America and Angels of Vengeance. Between writing books he contributes to a wide range of newspapers and magazines on topics as diverse as the future of media and national security. Before becoming a writer he began his working life as a research officer with the Defence Department's Office of Special Clearances and Records.


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