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Title: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on June 15, 2018, 05:42:35 PM
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 Mission Directive: Land 401 in wilderness area of Wittenau Switzerland. Descend 1,000 mtrs by foot to border area, cross near Friedrichshafen, Germany during air raid then head for suspect SS facility located north east at Ravensburg. This where the Stargate may be hidden in one of 11 bunkers located underground. Lt Jon Nealson, Lt William Troy, Doctor Daniel Jackson.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on June 21, 2018, 11:54:06 PM
<401-32>

"All right, team, I'm getting ready to take her in for a landing. Strap in and hold on."

Jon checked the nav system, took the craft off of auto, made sure he was heading for the landing coordinates. He'd have to keep the craft cloaked, make sure he chose a landing spot that would look mostly undisturbed with the 401 in the midst of it. As the ground drew closer, he scanned the nav readouts, found what looked like a fairly open clearing in the middle of a heavily forested section, a place that seemed unlikely to get much in the way of foot traffic.

As much as flight tech had made leaps and bounds as far as automated functions, this type of landing required a human hand.

This was what Jon lived for.

Most days.

Jon affected the politely bored tone of a commercial airline pilot.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we are ready to start our descent into the barren wilderness of Wittnau. Please make sure your tray tables and seats are in their upright and locked positions."

@Troy @DanielRyder
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: DanielRyder on June 22, 2018, 01:38:50 PM
Doctor Daniel Jackson

Daniel looked up for a brief moment from his studies of the area. When they arrived, he was looking through the archives for historical documents of the area they were headed to. It never hurt to be familiar with the place. Their destination would be in Switzerland. Listening to Jon, he responded, Alright. Doctor, ah, Jackson is, umm. I'm ready, of course."

He muttered as his brow creased together. In all of his notes as it was scrambled a bit so he forgot the name he was supposed to be. He muttered hoping someone in the group would remember, "Either one of you remember who I'm supposed to be? I seem to have forgotten but I know I'm Doctor Jackson." It was a joke. Almost a joke. Daniel sighed. His notes were a mess and he had put the name he was going as somewhere in there. It was going to be a long mission.

@Troy  @Bluebell722

Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on June 22, 2018, 06:03:30 PM
<401-32>

William powered off the tablet and placed it in a nearby storage compartment. Once that was done, he strapped down in the co-pilot's seat just as the craft began it's descent. He looked out the window as the forest grew larger. At first he was unsure of where they would land, but a clearing big enough to hold the craft could be seen.

Dr Jackson's question stumped him as well.

"Good question Doc. Afraid I don't know the answer to that one."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on June 23, 2018, 12:15:25 AM
<401-32>

Jon was momentarily distracted from the task of landing the 401 by the fact that Daniel didn't know his own alias. While Daniel was sometimes the very definition of the absent-minded professor, for him not to know a key detail like that was - unusual, to say the least.

"Ian Jackson," he said. "Not sure about your salutation or level of education. I was planning on calling you just Jackson anyway, because that's one less thing for me to worry about. Don't want to grandfather paradox yourself or whatnot."

Then he tuned out the others and set the guiding the craft smoothly down to the ground. It landed, and he started post-flight checks, powering down, making sure all the systems were off. He didn't want to kill the power source or leave something on that would make a noise, alert a nosy local to the ship's presence. He did, however, have to make sure the cloak was up and running - and that he didn't forget the proverbial car keys.

He took a deep breath as he shut down the last of the systems.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Wittenau, Switzerland. Thank you for flying Air Nealson. The local time is...1944. Please be careful when opening the overheard compartments as contents may have shifted during the flight."

He unbuckled himself, stood up, stretched. Then he went to find his pack, make sure he had all the gear he should and no gear he shouldn't - like a digital wristwatch; he'd traded that in for a period-appropriate aviator's watch with some flight-useful complications - and then headed for the door. He would go out last, lock up behind himself.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on June 25, 2018, 08:19:27 AM
Once the craft set down in the forest clearing, William followed Lt Nealson's example of ensuring that all items from the 'future' were secured on the ship. On the off chance they were captured, or lost something, they didn't want to contaminate the timeline any further than necessary.

When he was confident everything was ready, he opened the hatch and stepped out into the sunshine. A quick look around showed no one else around which was a good sign.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on June 25, 2018, 12:45:43 PM
<Wittenau - 401-32 landing site>

"The route's pretty simple - about one klick east to the border, then we stick pretty close to the Obersee Bodensee," Jon said, fishing in his jacket pockets for a map and compass. "It's about a nine-hour hike to Friedrichshafen. Northeast from there to Ravensburg. Ready when you are."

@DanielRyder @Troy
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on June 25, 2018, 08:54:06 PM
<Wittenau - 401-32 landing site>

"Everybody remember where we parked."


 William quiped as the cloaking device activated. He then listened as Jon explained the route they would take. He already had a good idea where they were heading, but was glad for the confirmation.

"A nice nine hour hike through the Alps. Could be worse, this could be the dead of winter."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: DanielRyder on June 27, 2018, 08:16:40 PM

Doctor Daniel Jackson

<Wittenau - 401-32 landing site>

"Of course. I got the location somewhere in my notes in case we forgot," Daniel sighed watching the 401 shimmer as it cloaked.

Ian Jackson. Of course. Now the mission...

Daniel turned back around and followed quickly behind Jon and Troy. He nodded as he added, "If we ever get cold. Just think warm thoughts."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on June 29, 2018, 09:18:43 PM
<Wittenau - 401-32 landing site>

Jon marked the location of the landing site on the map for good measure, then studied his compass, oriented himself Eastward, and set off.

"Warm thoughts. Are those like warm colors - red, orange, yellow?"

There was a certain pace that Jon had gotten good at marching at in basic, the kind of pace he could set and go for seemingly forever, so long as his pace was decent and his gait was smooth. His body would set into perpetual motion, as it were, and he'd go. Unfortunately, that pace was really only useful on long stretches of flat terrain, and they were in the mountains. He'd have to pick his way down carefully, because none of them could afford to be injured.

As he walked, he wondered if he should have packed a Goa'uld healing device. He still had naquadah in his blood. That would be handy to have, since even though Troy was a medic, he had emergency supplies at best, and this was a time-travel mission. A man ought to expect the worst.

Jon wondered about the wisdom of having one of those little ring-blaster things like that Ashrak had been wielding. It was small, easily concealed, and not something someone else could use against him in the event they managed to disarm him.

He’d have to talk to someone about getting his hands on that kind of gear before his next offworld mission.

Daniel had always thought he was empty-headed, spaced out on long hikes offworld.

But he was thinking, and watching, and quietly dreading when the worst befell them.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 05, 2018, 07:39:44 PM
<Wittenau>

The team walked in relative silence for a while, with William occasionally pulling out his compass to ensure they were still on the correct course. Even with the War on, this was still a fairly safe area to be in. Switzerland continued their trend from WW1 and remained neutral.

After a bit, William decided to break the silence.
"So Jon, why'd you choose the Marines?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 05, 2018, 08:29:09 PM
<Wittenau to Ravensburg>
 <Border>

 As our trio strolled along within the freedom of neutral Switzerland it was if World War two didn't happen. There was very little military presence apart from the odd truck or motorcycle heading either from or two the border; on two occasions a car passed them by with passengers who could have been escaped POW's by the look of them, they were lucky.

 Nearing the border things became a little more active as it was nearing dawn, there were more soldiers to be seen, and of course that immense barbed wire fence that traversed the entire border line; with access to Germany only through designated border posts. There were of course other ways, while the Nazis were naturally on the lookout for those escaping, there was far less scrutiny for those who may want to sneak into their lands.

 A pair of young men with sheep, perhaps twenty or so came towards them. The woolen coated animals probably being herded to have their heavy coats clipped for the summer.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 05, 2018, 08:56:25 PM
<Wittenau to Ravensburg - Border

Jon kept his voice low as they approached the two shepherds. “A lot of people expected me to join the Air Force. Seemed kinda cliche. I hate cliches. What about you? How did you pick your branch of service?”

He wasn’t a fan of small talk, but he understood it was good to build rapport with the people he was working with, and didn’t have much in the way of rapport with either of them.

He glanced over his shoulder at Jackson, then eyed the shepherds some more.

“Hey Doc, could you use your polyglot powers to talk to these guys, maybe get a sense of where security might be thin on the ground so we could cross? Or, you know, borrow wheels or something.”

@DanielRyder
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 05, 2018, 10:24:06 PM
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<Wittenau to Ravensburg - Border>

 It had been a long time since Daniel had done anything even remotely like this, walking for the sake of walking and what a beautiful land to be doing it in. His eyes were everywhere, the trees, the mountains, everything he took in and breathed deeply. Surely if there were a paradise on Earth this was it as he wasn't one to think of a remote tropical island as a paradise in his mind's eye.

 As the herders and their sheep came into view, all that did was affirm Daniel's opinion of where they were. "Probably to annoy Ja..." Then he realized that William most likely had no idea who Jon really was. "I meant to say he probably join the Marines to tick someone off. You both know Cate MacGregor right. Why do you think she joined the Air Force when both parents were Navy." He was musing just a little. They continued walking until they were almost abreast of the young men and their woolly charges when Nealson brought his attention to them. "Despite what people think, it has its disadvantages Jon. I'll give it a try but you know I did always struggle with German."

 He walked ahead the few yards that separated them. "Excuse me, we seem to be lost. Can you erm, direct us to a safe route across the border?" He asked them in near perfect Deutsch.

 The boys, for that was what they were looked at one another. "Your German is fair sir, but I think you are American is that not so?" The older boy replied. "We can speak English if that is easier for you."

 Daniel faltered a little, then waved his friends over. "Yes we are and thank you. I'm Ian Jackson, my friends here are Patrick O'Neill and John Huxley. We um..." How do you tell someone you want to sneak into the Naziland? "...well we need to cross the border unseen if you know what I mean."

 Again the boys looked at one another. "I should ask why, but that is your business Mister Jackson. The Germans allow us at times to graze our sheep on their hillsides, but not officially if you know what I mean. Down there along the fenceline three hundred meters away.." He pointed East. "...there is a part of the wire that has been dug away underneath, it is hidden by thick trees either side and please sir, if you happen to be caught you did not hear that from us. A good day to you." They both continued on behind their sheep with a border collie not far behind them.

 "Well okay thank you, um bye." He said leaving him scratching his head. "Guys, I think we have a way into Germany." Daniel told his friends as he walked back towards them.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 07, 2018, 10:35:19 AM
Jon straightened up when Daniel approached, delivered his good news.

"Excellent. Please skip the part where you talk fast and talk lots and give us the directions, and we will make this happen. It was always a goal of mine to avoid being captured by Nazi forces, and you know me - I'm an achiever."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 07, 2018, 09:30:43 PM
<Wittenau to Ravensburg - Border>

William nodded at the answers from both Jon and Dr Jackson. It was a bit vague, but at the same time made sense. He chuckled a little.

"Some people join the same branch as family members, carry on the family tradition. However, I've met those who join another for that very reason. They want to forge their own path. I chose not to become a Policeman like my father. My supervisor at the ambulance company had been a PJ so he convinced me to join."

Their conversation was cut short as the border came in sight and Dr Jackson went to talk with a group of herders. He returned with good news, prompting Jon to quip about avoiding capture by the Nazis.
"That's on oddly specific goal, but an admirable one."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 08, 2018, 03:18:14 PM
Jon drawled, "My ma did always tell me to set realistic, achievable goals for myself." He checked his compass and his map. "PJ is pretty impressive, though. Good on you."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 09, 2018, 09:51:01 PM
"Thanks, the Marines are no easy feat either."

William followed the other two towards the place on the border where the shepherds had pointed out a break in the wire.

"Let's hope the goal of avoiding Nazis continues to hold true."

As the approached the location William scanned the land.
"Looks like the coast is clear. Time to slip into Nazi Germany."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 09, 2018, 11:05:03 PM
Jon scanned their surroundings instinctively as well.

"All right, let's do this. Doctors first? Or medics?"

Daniel was perfectly capable of handling himself in the field, but it was still instinctual to keep the civilians in the middle and have military personnel on point and on their six.

@DanielRyder
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 10, 2018, 02:55:51 AM
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<To Ravensburg - Border>

 Daniel looked at both of them thinking it was a fine time to discuss family. He simply didn't want to go there with his. "Well I guess its up to me really since those kids gave me the information. We can only hope they weren't Hitler youth just out to set us up eh?" He put his head down to take them directly to the trees and the fence line. Once in the cover of those thick pines and shrubs it took a little while to find the actual hole in the fence. That time was cut down measurably when on his hands and knees he put his palm on a pile of warm sheep's dung. "Ewk!" He whispered not knowing if and where any Germans were on the other side. "Found it." There was a bare path he could easily follow even in the early morning gloom and after about five minutes he reached the very spot the kids told him about. Just high enough for the small breed of sheep they had, for them it would be a crawl under. "I think Jon should shimmy through first though. You know just in case." He knew the man was a far better shot than he was if worse came to worse.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 10, 2018, 06:49:18 PM
Jon heard Daniel's wordless sound of disgust, resolved to follow along a bit more carefully. Even though he wasn't squeamish, he liked to avoid certain substances.

"Sure, I can take point. Huxley, you take our six?"

Jon made sure he had his weapon, an M1911, in easy reach in case of emergency, and then crouched down, surveyed the path.

He nudged the worst of the sheep dung out of the way with his boot, and then he crawled under the fence as carefully as he could.

As soon as he made it to the other side he slid out of the way so the others could clear, and he scanned his surroundings for any threats, took up a defensive position just in case.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 10, 2018, 11:12:48 PM
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<To Ravensburg - Border>

 That made Daniel laugh, the last time he heard that discussion it was translated into Russian for the benefit of others. "Shest' ." Getting down low when he first made the attempt to crawl through his pack got in the way, so it was either take it off and drag it through or get through side ways; he chose the latter as it was no more than a few feet.

 More poo only this time he made sure to avoid it so that he finally came out the other side reasonably clean. Just as he did make it through the first glimpses of sunrise far to the East caught his eye, it was nothing less than stunning giving him the feeling that in this was some reward for all the effort they had made. "That is beautiful isn't it?" He said joining Jon. A tinge of red and pink edged the mountains in the distance. "We never really take the time to appreciate the wonders of nature do we? We're so busy with our lives that it just doesn't occur to us that there is more to it than just finding the next bad guy to put away." By now he was reflecting on the many missed opportunities to stop and take it all in, especially with all those missions SG1 had done over the years. "Friedrichshafen next, about eight hours and a bit. You know I'm wondering how far away the nearest train station is?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 10, 2018, 11:23:23 PM
"Doc, I think stopping to smell the roses has always been more your thing than mine." Jon wrinkled his nose, glanced over his shoulder to make sure Daniel made it upright okay. "Not particularly rosy around here, though. I feel you about a train station. If you don't have moral objections to hopping a train, how would you feel about borrowing a car? Think that's the kind of thing Carter would consider stomping on a butterfly?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 11, 2018, 06:23:04 PM
William waited until Dr Jackson made it through the fence before crawling through himself. He shook his head a little at Jon taking up a  defensive stance. Seemed to him it would only serve to draw attention to the trio. Thankfully though no Germans, or Swiss, stopped them from slipping across the border.

Once across, he followed Dr Jackson's gaze to see the sunrise.

"It is a nice view. Perhaps when this is all over, we can return when there's less pressure."

The conversation then turned to what mode of transportation they should use.
"I personally don't know the roads well enough to be driving in a car. Plus we have to take in account the rationing. I vote for the train."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 12, 2018, 12:31:06 AM
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<<Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

 Daniel waited until Troy/Huxley was through before speaking again and when he did he decided to lower his voice knowing how sound traveled in these type of areas with the clear air and hills that surrounded them had the capacity of acting like an amplifier. "Too true, I have been known to focus on things that weren't exactly up the military soldier like path." Jon knew that better than anyone else other than Sam and Teal'c. That approach to things had landed Daniel in hot water more than once; easily distracted.

 Looking downwards into the valley he weighed the options once again and if they were going to avoid a very long walk some form of transport was going to be needed. Cars were an issue, as William pointed out there wouldn't be too many civilian cars around they could steal effectively added with the fuel situation. But traveling by any form of public transport presented its own set of issues as well. One glaring point was not so much how they appeared but what they were carrying; they really needed to be out of sight as much as possible. Digging his hand into his inner coat pocket he pulled out what looked to be a well worn and used folded map; which of course it wasn't. Unfolding it he scanned the finely detailed heavy paper. "We're here." He pointed at the colored map. "Albruck, or at least within a kilometer down that long hill. There is a freight yard there with the lines going directly to Friedrichshafen. We'll have to work on the fly but I think if we pick the right train we should be able to do it. From what I read back home, they still had a viable civilian freight service going that shouldn't be too much under scrutiny...or not. A case of pot luck. Once we're in Friedrichshafen, it'll be finding one Herr Franz Schneider, he's been listed as a German Anti Nazi underground leader. He is or was supposed to have a bakery on Wilhem Strasse, shouldn't be too hard to find I suppose. Hopefully he can help us slip into Ravensburg unseen, without of course telling him too much." Daniel looked back down the valley folded his map and put it back where it was safe. "Oh, why him? He survived the war something of a hero to us, having helped about 30 POW's get into Switzerland. So are we ready to do this?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 13, 2018, 12:07:49 PM
William could see the town laid out below them, rather unscathed by the war. At least for now. He was sure that once the Allies started pushing further into France and Germany the effects of the war would be more pronounced. Plus, just because the town hadn't been bombed to pieces by the Americans and Brits didn't mean they weren't suffering.

"Hop a freight train, and then go find a baker who works for the underground. Be less conspicuous than other options. How do we ensure the train goes where we want it to?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 14, 2018, 09:58:06 PM
Jon listened to Daniel's instructions, nodded. "Sounds like a good plan. Makes sense to me. We could break into the main shipping office in the freight yard and get a look at the schedules if needs be."

He shifted to take point once more, compass in hand.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 16, 2018, 12:42:20 AM
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<<Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

 "We could." Daniel said as they began the steep downhill walk that soon turned into a run simply because of the incline. Then they reached the end of the treeline at the bottom. "But we won't need to. This line only goes north and south eastish, with the nearest junction beyond Friedrichshafen, so any freight train heading north will be the one we need...or not. Just make sure we don't hop onto one laden with tanks and soldiers." That was going to be pretty well obvious.

 A road went stood in their way before another short downhill run to the freight yards, Daniel stood back as trucks rumbled past and the occasional Nazi staff car with motorbike escorts. Just out of the movies he thought, thinking of one movie in particular, The Great Escape. "Busy?" It was a sarcastic comment really, of course it was there was a war on. They must have stood there for a good five minutes before a chance came. "Come on, now!" He told them wondering why an Archeologist was taking the lead, he felt like poking Jon in the back just to give him a hint.

 Daniel sprinted across the road, then went stumbling down the last little hill to the rail line only to come to an abrupt stop at a chain wire fence. "Crap. Now what do we do?" He could see a large freight train just yards away from them, the engine up front chuffing steam in readiness to leave.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 16, 2018, 09:03:16 AM
Of course Daniel went sprinting off helter-skelter while a Nazi convoy was going by. Some things hadn't changed. He'd always joked about getting his colonel broken in just how he liked. Chances were Troy wouldn't understand Daniel's tendency to take over when two qualified military personnel were present. Of course, Daniel was more like an airman or a Marine than he'd like to admit in a lot of days. Far cry from the literally snot-nosed long-haired geek Jon had first met.

He dashed after Daniel, came to a halt when he saw the fence.

Jon laced his fingers together. "Doc, get over here. I'll give you a boost up and over. Then I'll give Huxley a boost over. Get to the train."

The trick to clearing a chain link fence was to go fast and flip himself over the top, use the momentum from his speed to seal the deal. He was pretty sure he could stick the landing on the other side. All that urban combat was finally paying off.

"Huxley, come on!"

@Troy
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 17, 2018, 12:28:58 AM
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 "Yeah right we've done this before haven't we?" Daniel was by this time in his SG1 career quite athletic, a far cry from the bespectacled young Doctor of Archeology who had stepped through the Stargate so many years ago with his eyes so wide open.

 He put his foot but not all of his weight into Jon's hands, using the chain fence as leverage. With his pack and gear on his back that added to his momentum and with a slight heave he was over, landing only slightly awkwardly on the other side. He checked either side along the length of the train, no one was in sight yet. There was what looked to be a box car several wagons to his left as he faced the train; but he heard the squeal of the wheels and the brakes being released. "Come on guys the train is leaving, hurry!"

@Troy
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 17, 2018, 10:18:43 AM


With the group settling on a plan, William followed Dr Jackson over the chain link fence.
He landed cleanly and moved out of the way for Jon. Thankfully there didn't appear to be any guards patrolling the train yard.

Following Dr Jackon's lead, William took off on a jog towards the moving train. Identifying the boxcar, he quickly plotted an intercept course and increased his speed. It was the same concept as shooting at a moving target. You aim at where it will be, rather than where it currently is located.

For whatever reason, the side door to the traincar was left open, reducing the difficulty of climbing in. Grabbing the bottom of the door frame, William pulled himself up.

"Doc, if you need to, toss your pack up first. If you can at least get a hold of the doorframe's bottom, I can pull you up the rest of the way."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 18, 2018, 12:54:45 AM
Jon tossed his pack over the fence, kept ahold of his rifle and pistol, and launched himself over with an athleticism he’d never have managed before the Divide.

He landed, scooped up his pack, and took off running after his teammates.

”Need me to cheerleader launch you, Jackson?”

Because he might or might not have learned some cheerleading moves from some women he’d been stationed with.

Guy had to pass the time somehow. And some of those tosses were useful.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 18, 2018, 09:39:18 PM
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<<Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

 "I'm not that old yet you young whipper snapper!" Daniel had to shout at Jon over the noise of the train. He threw his pack up on William's advice, grabbed the lower door frame with his hands and the momentum did the rest. "Thanks." He said but they weren't done as he twisted around to reach out for Jon as the train began picking up a little speed. "Come on, come on!" He yelled leaning out as far as he dared. They weren't going to lose a team member like this.

@Bluebell722 @Troy
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 18, 2018, 10:37:09 PM
Jon shouted, "Dodge, Jackson!"

Then he flung his pack into the moving train car, put on a burst of speed to intercept, and launched himself into it.

He landed harder than he'd have liked, wincing at the rough treatment his weapons received, but when he stood all his limbs were working and he wasn't in any pain.

Discomfort wasn't pain.

Pain meant you were incapacitated. If you could move, you weren't in pain.

He heard his drill sergeant's old mantra.

To Daniel he said, "Thanks for the offer of the hand up. Turns out I can cheerleader launch myself."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 23, 2018, 12:41:54 AM
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<<Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

 "Whoa!" Daniel instinctively rolled away just a second before the pack went flying past his face. He caught a splinter in his hand for the effort making him curse under his breath; the floor of the box car being wood and not very well finished either. "That's going to hurt later." He spat as he pulled the offending piece of darkened wood from the palm of his hand.

 He settled back against one wall thinking just how lucky they had been so far, that had to count of course but at the same time he was thinking of the other teams and where they were, what they may have encountered or if they had even gotten as far into their respective missions as his team had. "You don't do things by half do you?" His brow was furrowed at Jon, not in anger really, it was more humor as he thought of the kind of little things or stunts Jack had so often pulled. It was fairly common knowledge now among most, though not all who Nealson was. That often made Daniel think twice about doing or saying things around him, knowing how much the other knew about himself. "So okay, the train is rumbling along, I just had a weird thought. What if its an express and doesn't stop at our destination?" That brought a wry smile. "Oh and do either of you have a first aid kit?" The palm of his hand was now bleeding quite badly.

 @Troy @Bluebell722
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 23, 2018, 01:02:00 AM
<<Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

Jon crouched down beside Daniel, peered at his hand. "That might leave a scar. Good story to tell the ladies though, hm?" He glanced over his shoulder at Troy. "Bet you've got something, right?" To Daniel he said, "Hope you don't need stitches. I really should start packing around a goa'uld handheld healing device."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 23, 2018, 04:02:54 PM
<<Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

William was already reaching for his aid kit as Dr Jackson spoke.
"Of course. Never leave home without it. As for the healing device, it's a nice device but has its drawbacks. I'll stick with a standard med-kit, thanks."


Reaching into the front of his pack, he pulled out a large gauze pad and an iodine swab. After swabbing Jackson's wound, he handed him the gauze pad.
"Use this to apply direct pressure. If it's still bleeding in a few minutes we'll put a proper bandage on it."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 23, 2018, 10:56:20 PM
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<<Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

 "I've already had my share Jon." Daniel quipped, he hadn't been immune to being shot, knifed etc etc during his many years with SG1. "As strange as it sounds though, I mean really what do women see in guys with scars. I would have thought by now they'd be long past that kind of adulation. But no." He shrugged, accepted William's first aid with good grace, felt his hand to see he had full movement and shrugged again. "Its still functional thanks William."

 He took a quick glance outside, the train was moving quite rapidly heading towards a tunnel of all things. As they passed through the darkness he closed his eyes to take a moment of rest. A roar almost blasted his ears as the train exited from the other end; but it wasn't the train itself. Daniel jumped up and once again looked outside and in this his face changed to one of horror. Behind the train at low altitude he saw the dark shape of an aeroplane, a single engined thing closing fast. There was a flash from beneath its slightly bent wings as he witnessed four rockets leave the aircraft arcing directly towards the locomotive up front. "Erm..guys, we got a problem, a big problem." As he withdrew back inside, the plane shot passed, Daniel got a good look at it, it was British.

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Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 24, 2018, 01:58:35 AM
<<Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

Jon followed Daniel's gaze and saw the result of an aerial strike at the far end of the train. His mind raced. They needed to bail. Could they continue on foot? They had a better chance of remaining anonymous in the chaos, but if they were caught, they'd be even more suspicious to any Nazis.

"Looks like we might have to hoof it after all - or grab a vehicle with good ground clearance and follow the tracks," he said, scooping up his pack and getting ready to toss it once again. "In the meantime, we should bail and take cover."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 25, 2018, 01:05:50 PM
<<Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>


That was certainly an unexpected turn of events. The one train they decided to hitchhike on was attacked by the RAF.
"Normally I'd be happy to see my compatriots from across the pond, but not today."

He looked out the train car.
"I suggest we make for the treeline. It will make it easy to stay concealed for the time being."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 26, 2018, 01:08:20 AM
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<<Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

 Gulping back a need to want to throw up, Daniel took a quick stock of the situation. It couldn't be that bad bailing from a moving train could it really? They couldn't go out the side they entered either as that was a solid wall of stone, but the opposite side was...was a steep slope downhill, with lots of shrub and, well shrub and probably rocks to go with it. But as William pointed out there were trees and beyond that a road and beyond that open fields. "Why does this always happen to us J..Jon." He was about to say Jack but bit his tongue. "I hope they raise our pay for this.." He leaned back, pulled his pack tight as a very very loud explosion almost threatened to blow his eardrums out, the wagons he could see way up front were starting to crumple against the now smoking ruin of a locomotive. "Ah....no choice!" He yelled as he leapt out clearing the small railway fence, hit the ground rolling and continued to roll down the hill. He came to a stop against a firm but prickly bush, in full fruit of blackberries. "Jump! Jump!" He bellowed back to his friends.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 28, 2018, 06:55:19 PM
<<Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

Jon didn't hesitate. He tossed his pack and rifle, then dove after it them. The trick was to land on his hands but not lock his elbows, let them act as a bit of a spring to absorb the impact and then roll over one shoulder, let the momentum carry him to his feet.

He scooped up his gear and dashed for the treeline as Troy had suggested. As soon as he made it, he unslung his rifle, chambered a round, ready to lay down cover fire.

"Jackson, Huxley!" He shouted their aliases, alerted them to his position. He'd heard Daniel stumble over his name, but he knew the game. If he could stick to their aliases under pressure, he could stick to their aliases under interrogation.

He wracked his brain. Had he seen anything about RAF strikes in this area at this time? Would they have to expect British ground troops to follow? What kind of German response should they expect?

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, he thought as he shouldered his rifle.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 29, 2018, 08:55:32 PM
<<Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

William followed Dr Jackson's gaze our the boxcar towards the front. The locomotive had bore the brunt of the aerial assault, and now was a mangled twist of metal. Despite that, the forward momentum of the rest of the cars continued to carry them forward. At least until the derailed or collided with each other.

Either option was not ideal for survival, hence the decision to jump. He had parachuted from plenty of aircraft, but wasn't quite the same what they were about to do.

Following Dr Jackson's lead, William prepared to jump. Shifting his pack to the front, he crouched in the doorway. Once the scientist was free, William lept from the train. He didn't have much time before impact, but he did his best to curl up and land on the center of his back. Upon hitting the ground, he rolled a few feet before coming to a stop. Rising to a crouch, he quickly covered the remaining distance to the treeline.

All three landed a bit of distance from each other, but not so far to preclude a quick reunion.
"Anyone injured?" he inquired.

Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 30, 2018, 12:27:01 AM
<<Treeline beside railroad leading to Friedrichshafen>>

A smattering of relief prickled across Jon's skin when Troy arrived beside him.

"Five by five, thanks for asking," he said in response to Troy's inquiry into his physical wellbeing.

Once Daniel was with them, he'd feel better.

They could stick to the trees and follow the tracks as long as possible to maintain cover, hopefully get past the blast site where people would be swarming to respond before they had to break cover.

Anything that could go wrong would go wrong. Thanks, Murphy. Jon wondered if the Luck of the Irish would stick with a clone...
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on July 30, 2018, 03:06:31 AM
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<<Not on a Train Heading to Friedrichshafen>>

 It was just another mission after all, Daniel assured himself. Yeah right, they're still trying to avoid someone shooting them, blowing them up, chasing them; well they hadn't reached that part yet but he was certain they would and not forgetting they were in a time and place before any of them were born. Right, just another mission.

 He gathered his things after ruminating on their circumstances for a good thirty seconds, checked to see all his parts were still intact and pulled a sizeable piece of blackberry bush from his jacket sleeve; there was no blood and he counted himself lucky. "So okay, we dodged that bullet." He began as he met with his companions. "This place is going to be crawling with German soldiers and whoever else will turn up to see what's going on with their train. We do not want to be here when they do, at least I don't. There's a river down there that is at least heading to Friedrichshafen and we're still at least five kilometers away. A little tree protection as well, so I think we might still be lucky, but then again you two guys are the experts so I'll defer to whatever you come up with."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 30, 2018, 09:04:27 PM
<<Treeline beside railroad leading to Friedrichshafen>>

Jon lowered his rifle, drew back further into the trees. "River sounds good. We can stick close to a fresh water supply. If it leads us toward Friedrichshafen, even better. I'll take point. Huxley, on our six. Jackson, in the middle. I know you're gate-rated and have plenty of combat experience but - just humor me."

He made sure he had all his gear to hand, straightened up, listened for the sound of running water to head toward.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on July 31, 2018, 07:49:52 PM
<<Treeline beside railroad leading to Friedrichshafen>>

Thankfully no one had any serious injuries from their unexpected departure. They then had to decide how to cover the remaining 5 kilometers to the target city.

"Agreed, the river is far enough from the train tracks. Plus, it leads to our destination so it makes for a good guide."


Waiting until the other two started moving, William took up the rear.
"Five K. We should be there in about an hour."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on July 31, 2018, 11:05:25 PM
<<Treeline to stream leading to Friedrichshafen>>

“Never had a desire to run a 5k and I’m not going to change that now.”

Jon made sure he had all his gear, and then he set off parallel to the stream. The sooner they were back in their own time, the better.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on August 01, 2018, 02:30:01 AM
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<<Treeline to stream leading to Friedrichshafen>>

 "Can I just say at this point, that well you know I haven't had this much fun since 1969." Of course William might be puzzled by that statement, Jon naturally wouldn't and he'd know for sure what Daniel was getting at. The last time it was hitch hiking out of Colorado to New York, so much further than 5 kilometers.

 They began the trek, at some places they were almost but not quite forced into the river. Once they had to duck and hide as a Nazi river boat patrol passed them by. Apart from that it had turned out to be a splendid European summer's day with Daniel wishing so much they could simply stop and smell the roses literally. Fifty minutes into their walk the town outskirts came into view; there was a large Romanesque bridge crossing the river in front of them. "We can get under there and start planning our next move. Hopefully this map Sam gave me is accurate for the day, otherwise we're up the river...pardon the pun."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on August 01, 2018, 08:54:08 PM
<<Outskirts of Friedrichshafen under a bridge>>

"1969 was...groovy," Jon offered.

Pausing under the bridge was a good idea, so he did so, but he unslung his rifle to be safe.

"You know, I recall in the mission briefing that there was going to be an Allied bombing raid on Friedrichshafen, but it wasn't supposed to start till we'd been here about five hours. The hit on the train must have been a precursor. Or maybe it just got done. Wasn't super clear. Next stop is Ravensburg. Gate likely located in an underground SS facility."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on August 02, 2018, 03:55:17 PM

<<Treeline to stream leading to Friedrichshafen>>

William remembered something about SG-1 getting wrapped up in a predestination paradox, thus sending them back to the 60's.

"I'll take your word for it Doc., but glad you're having fun."




<<Outskirts of Friedrichshafen under a bridge>>

The team made it to the bridge near the city. There they took time to rest and gather their wits.

"Actually we need to find Herr Franz Schneider first. He's supposed to work out of a bakery on Wilhem Strasse."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on August 02, 2018, 08:54:21 PM
<<Outskirts of Friedrichshafen under a bridge>>

"Glad someone's got his head in the game, Huxley. Don't want to go wandering through the streets armed like we are, though. How much time have we got? Can we wait till dark? Or do you want to stash our weapons up a tree and attempt to look like tourists?"

Jon peeked over Daniel's shoulder at his map, searching for the right street.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on August 03, 2018, 02:53:38 AM
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<Friedrichshafen>

 "I'm not a war historian so I really can't say what that was all about, I mean the hit on the train. But I do believe in chance and maybe somehow that was a random hit with someone, I don't know who, but someone telling us we shouldn't have been on that train." He checked his watch quickly as he thought about the very thing Jon touched on. "Four hours and forty minutes but hopefully Colonel Reynolds and Coffin have done their magic and convinced the powers that be to divert the raids from our locations."

 He glanced around. Looking up he saw a natural niche in the sandstone under the bridge. "Keep our side arms but hidden, stash the rest up there." He said casually, it made sense they can always come back for them. "Really..." He said to William. "...you had to be there." Daniel wanted to tell them both all about those SG1 glory days, but felt he'd most likely bore them to death.

 "There." He pointed at the map. "So we're here.." Looking down at the scale on the bottom he worked out by holding his finger across it, then moving in knuckle sized steps up to Wilhelm Strasse. "About a kilometer give our take straight down that street off the bridge and the second street on the right. It's opposite what looks like a small park or something green at least." Also, he was starting to get hungry. 
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on August 03, 2018, 11:07:11 AM
<outskirts of Friedrichshafen under a bridge>

Jon nodded. "All right. Rifles and carbines we can stash under the bridge here. We won't be too weird if we have our packs with us. Innocent hikers, right?"

He set down his pack and rifle, and crouched, sprang. Caught one of the girders on the underside of the bridge and hauled himself up. Then he held out a hand out.

"Give me anything you want stashed. Out of sight, out of mind. And then maybe we can get some pastries from this baker."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on August 03, 2018, 08:20:31 PM
<outskirts of Friedrichshafen under a bridge>

"I agree, we should move forward. No point in waiting around."


Most the items wouldn't be needed to meet up with their contact, so William transferred a few items to a smaller pack. Handing everything else up to Jon, he took a look at the map held by Dr Jackson.

"Good work Doc. Question though, what's our cover story with Mr Schneider?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on August 04, 2018, 02:54:02 PM
<outskirts of Friedrichshafen under a bridge>

Jon stashed Troy's gear, then offered a hand to Daniel. "Jackson? Anything you want to stash? Also I figure we should mention we're on the same team as the crew at Allied HQ who want to put off the raid for a bit, right?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on August 05, 2018, 11:23:59 PM
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<Friedrichshafen>

 "Um..me, no not really anything Jon. I can hide my side arm well enough as that is all the weaponry I brought with me. Everything else I have I'll need." He then had to think through everything at the briefing. "I'm going with what I had, it'll pass muster easily enough as what I read on my doppleganger Ian Jackson, he was a linguist studying European dialects and he did have Nazi sympathies. According to our file on him he was able to pass freely throughout Germany from 41 until he disappeared supposedly a week ago. So long as we don't run into anyone who knows him I should be okay. As for you two and Schneider we can't tell him you're escaped prisoners or separated from your units as all he'll want to do is help you get back to where we just came from. So a small change." This was going to be a challenge, but not one Daniel wasn't up getting on top of.

After a few moments of reflection he looked up. "I've got it. We tell him a half truth. Both of you have been pulled from your units because of your skills, he doesn't have to know what they are by the way. We've been seconded by Allied intelligence to find remnants of an allied bomber shot down recently that had highly classified equipment on it and we need to get it back before the Nazi's figure out what it is. We tell him we've tracked it down to several places in Ravensburg; I don't think it'd do any harm to let him know 'Huxley' is OSS either as we do need to have Schneider contact the underground to get a message back to London that we're on course. Anything else?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on August 08, 2018, 08:29:17 PM
<Friedrichshafen>

Jon considered. Even though before he'd played dumb and now he didn't feel the need to pretend to be a dumb jock, he wasn't under the illusion that he was smarter than Daniel.

"Sounds good to me."

He finished stashing their gear and hopped down, peeked over Daniel's shoulder. He wasn't a genius but he could memorize a route on a map pretty quickly.

"Ready when you are."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on August 09, 2018, 05:19:22 PM
<Friedrichshafen>

William listened to the Doctor's idea on how they would approach their contact within the underground.

"Sounds like a plan Doc. The best lies are rooted in truth. Although as OSS, I don't exactly have a unit. The rest of it sounds solid."

Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on August 10, 2018, 01:27:08 AM
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<Friedrichshafen>

 "Yeah well I'm still never considering myself an expert on all things Military." Or spies or anything else along those lines, but all things considered with his years on SG1 he had done rather well. There was no delaying it now, committed was the operative word. "I really suppose its far too late for it to be said 'if anyone wants to unvolunteer they should do it now? No, I thought not."

 Daniel hefted his pack then led them up the embankment to get them on the road, across the bridge and an idle walk into the town. It wasn't huge by any standards, which was rather funny as he had been here in 95 to do a lecture at the University and by then it was a decent sized city really. As they ambled up the street, this close to the Swiss border it hardly seemed like a war was going on, there were few soldiers about, it was relatively peaceful right now. Of course that was going to be abruptly stopped when the allied bombers came this way in a few hours.

 Speaking quietly, very quietly in English before they reached the address Daniel was being lyrical. "Don't you both find in your mind that it is something of a curiosity how Germany and the rest of the world were at war? I mean look around you, this place is beautiful, not unlike places back home or even England. The people themselves when you talk to them are the same as us, so how did something like this happen? How could one madman drive a country to war?"

@Bluebell722
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on August 16, 2018, 12:42:46 AM
<Friedrichshafen>

Jon dusted off his hands absently, started toward the town.

"The way I hear it told, if not one man, then another. The political climate, the national morale - it was one big boiling pot. We act like we were all somehow better because we didn't go as far as they did, but we weren't much better to the groups of people we considered inferior. Besides, it wasn't just Germany now, was it? There was the other side of the war to think about, the Pacific Theater."

Jon thought back to all of the lectures he'd gone through, first at the Academy, then further on as he went up for his bronze oak leaves, then for his silver oak leaves, the history of war, the causes of war.

"Look at the people now, who'd sell us out to the Goa'uld or the Ori or whoever else is big and bad and scary the comes along. Are they monsters, or are they afraid? No one wakes up in the morning and decides to be wrong and bad and evil. Whatever they're doing - they think it's right or justified, somehow. But in the end it's madness, and it takes hindsight to realize it."

He glanced over his shoulder as he hiked up toward town.

"How will people look at us, decades from now, centuries from now, and the number of times we almost brought destruction to Earth, for opening Pandora's box, for daring to raise our heads in the wider galaxy, for making the System Lords remember us?"

He thought of Emmett Bregman and the man's documentary, the questions he asked, the ones that didn't have a good answer.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on August 16, 2018, 11:25:48 AM
<Friedrichshafen>


William followed the others into the outskirts of town.

"That's an age old question Doc. How do entire nations get drug into conflicts that were started by a select few?"

He took a look around the town that so far was less damaged than one would suspect for 1944 Germany. If one looked, they could see signs that the nation was suffering as the War dragged on.
"Guess we've been fortunate to live where the effects are less pronounced."


Jon's comments took the conversation to a deeper level.
"Hopefully our actions are seen to be beneficial to the world on a whole."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on August 16, 2018, 11:42:32 PM
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<Friedrichshafen>

 "I didn't realize I was working with such a pair of thinkers, you know to me that becomes a rather insightful moment." Daniel waffled on in his usual way. Some say Sam could Geek the leg off a chair in discussion of all things science, the truth was when Jackson started talking you set your watch to snooze easily. "We can only hope. If we turn this around I think the Goa'uld as a collective needs to be brought down a peg or three simply for not watching over their own. That it was one of their own that warned us, says how far apart they are within their own kind."

"Ah.." He said as they suddenly found themselves standing on the opposite side of the road to Herr Schneider's bakery. "He's open at least. Let me check his description before we go blundering in." Daniel retrieved a piece of paper from his pocket, read it quickly then stuffed it back from where it came. "Mid forties, reddish sandy wavy hair, he has a deep scar under his left eye and stands about five feet seven. Fair complexion and rather large ears?" In his mind he was trying not to imagine a gnome. "Since we're all in this together, Jon you can lead on this one, besides technically I'm merely an observer aren't I?" He wasn't about to do all the work himself, someone else has to earn their pay.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on August 17, 2018, 08:52:49 AM
<Friedrichshafen>

Jon committed their contact's description to memory.

"As long as our contact speaks English I'll take the lead," he said.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on August 21, 2018, 10:35:02 AM
<Friedrichshafen>

The brief bio information he had read on their contact, didn't mention if he spoke English. However, he had an educated guess on that subject.

"If he works for the underground, I suspect he does speak English. I'm guessing most Allied aviators don't speak German."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on August 21, 2018, 08:43:12 PM
<Friedrichshafen>

Troy's reasoning was sound.

"Fair enough. Huxley, Jackson, let's proceed." Jon smoothed down his shirt and jacket absently, so he looked at least a little presentable and not like someone who'd flung himself off a train, rolled in the grass, and then monkeyed around the underside of the bridge. The roll call of their aliases was more a reminder for himself than them, but it never hurt to be cautious.

Jon pushed open the bakery door, scanned the surroundings. The baker was serving a customer, so Jon hung back, waited till the elderly woman departed with a loaf of bread tucked under her arm.

Once she was gone and out of earshot, Jon approached the counter, smiling politely, doing his best to appear as nonthreatening as possible.

The baker addressed him in German.

Jon used what little German he had from a brief stint at Rammstein AFB back in the day. "Bitte, sprichst du Englisch?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on August 21, 2018, 11:28:30 PM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>

{Franz Schneider} NPC

 The slim figure of a man dusted his apron down, placed a finger to his lips then called someone from behind the main shop front. "Anna, come watch the shop please dear I have some 'guests' to attend to."

 "Yes Poppa." A small voice came back then followed by a girl no more than 14 years old with golden braided hair and an all too wide smile.

 "Please gentlemen come with me." He told them in a voice and accent that would have reminded the three of none other than Colonel Klink from Hogan's Heroes. He led them through the back of the shop, moved a large cabinet to one side to reveal a small door, opened that to show a flight of old stone steps leading down to a basement. He waited to one side for each of them to pass by before pulling the cabinet back then closing the door. A light came with the flick of a switch to allow them to see a largish area with 4 bunks, a table and chairs with another smaller table near the wall with a radio set. Daniel was the first to speak, in English of course. Schneider pointed them to the table. "Please sit down if you would."

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 "Thank you." He slid a chair back, dropped his pack on the stone floor then took out his glasses giving them a wipe before putting them on. "We do not wish to endanger you Herr Schneider, but we've had to seek you out on some very important business. We realize the SS are most likely looking for people like yourself so we'll be as brief as possible."

 "Ah, I don't understand. I thought you were perhaps allied airmen, or escaped POW's, is this not so?"

 Daniel shook his head. "No we're not. I'm Doctor Ian Jackson, this is Patrick O'Neill and John Huxley; we've come to you for two reasons. Firstly we know you can contact the SOE in London and secondly we need a safe route into the SS underground warehouses in Ravensburg."

 The man looked astonished, almost fearful. "Yes the SOE I can do for you er, Doctor Jackson and I could find a way into Ravensburg for you. But I need to ask, why on Earth would you want to go there?"

 Daniel looked over at William briefly. "Can you tell him John?"

 @Troy

Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on August 23, 2018, 12:16:32 PM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>


Their benefactor moved quickly to usher the trio into a hidden basement. It was clear he had been doing this for most of the war. Thankfully they weren't downed aviators, so the chances of them being caught were lower. Despite that, the longer they kept the man away from his shop, the risk went higher.

Wasn't surprising he knew how to contact the SOE, as they had a strong presence in Axis territories in Europe. Now it was up to him to convince Franz to give them the rest of the information to infiltrate the warehouse.

"Of course. Herr Schneider, I am here on behalf of the OSS. American and British Intelligence believe that the Warehouses in Ravensburg are being used to store parts used in the production of a new weapon. It's theorized it may be a more destructive version of the Buzz Bomb. So far the city has been spared from air raids, largely due to the presence of a supply center belonging to the Swiss Red Cross. If there are weapon parts there, then obviously they need to be dealt with."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on September 03, 2018, 01:43:21 AM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>

{Franz Schneider} NPC

 "I see, then if this is true it certainly makes both your mission and my contacting London all the more imperative. Please gentlemen make yourself comfortable I shall not be long. We are safe here." So far. For even though the SS had been looking for him, not specifically Franz but whoever was doing what he was doing, he had managed to elude all efforts to find him. He pulled down a batten covering up the rear of his desk to reveal a morse code set, a moment later he was busy sending with furious little taps on the key.

 Daniel looked at his companions, his face showing a little satisfaction that they, their team at least had made some strides forward towards their goal. He kept his voice low. "Franz is far too important to the Allies to put him in danger any further. I think once he gets his answer we should  continue on alone, get his directions and any physical aid he can give us from here but no more. What do you both think?"

Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on September 04, 2018, 11:03:40 PM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>

"Agreed," Jon said. They could pick up some pastries to make their visit look legit, and then the faster they got this done, the sooner they could go home. To their own time. Aloud he said, "I fancy a bear claw. Or a Berliner."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on September 05, 2018, 08:51:10 PM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>

While their contact worked on communicating with London, the trio discussed what to do next.

"Even without the extenuating circumstances, we shouldn't risk his cover anymore than necessary. And yes, some donuts sounds like a good idea."

Time-travel or no time-travel William was keen to pick the most low risk option. Plus he didn't know if someone with a legitimate need would show up with Mr Schneider was assisting them.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on September 07, 2018, 12:46:26 AM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>

{Franz Schneider} NPC

 Not too long after the message was sent, a reply came back to him. After translating it, Franz wrote it down then left his chair to hand it over to 'Ian'. "Here is their answer Doctor Jackson. I am guessing your superiors want you elsewhere."

"Flour Mill to Bakery. Kill order. Have goods moved directly to Burger Town. Kaiser Wilhelm Hotel. Stop"

 
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 "Hmmm." Daniel read it then addressed his friends. "We have a change of orders it seems." He showed them the message then turned back to Franz. "It looks that way and Hamburg is a hell of long way from here and I suppose grabbing a passenger flight would be out of the question?"

 Franz nodded his head up and down. "Yes it would. As of yesterday all flights out of here are restricted to the Nazi's and their war machine only. How quickly do you need to get there, I could get you train passes and the documents. It would take around two days though for your travel and about a day to get everything you need."

 Daniel shook his head. "We don't have that much time." Then he thought. "Patrick, John, it took us about five hours to get here using the train didn't it? I think you know what I'm thinking."

 @Troy
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on September 08, 2018, 06:25:55 PM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>

Jon leaned closer in to Daniel and lowered his voice. "You want to catch a train again? Or do you want to backtrack to the you-know-what and catch a flight of our own?"

To Herr Schneider he said, "Thank you for your assistance. Any chance of a pastry or two before we depart? For your kindness." He was glad he'd brought some era-appropriate currency, because that could never go amiss. It was that or pawn some gold.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on September 10, 2018, 09:28:05 PM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>

William considered the time it took them to reach the Bakery in the first place, which included hopping on a train. If they couldn't catch one heading out of Germany, returning to the shuttle was out of the picture.


"We need to move forward. If we get fortunate and catch a train, that would be better than walking. Better yet would be an automoblie. Herr Schneider, and idea on how we might procure a vehicle?"
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on September 11, 2018, 09:59:33 PM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>

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 Daniel thought for a moment. It was the time factor, they had little to none of it to spare. He did some very quick math and came up with an answer. "Train all the way to Hamburg, 14 hours without delays and with the allies ramping up their attacks we could be dead before we get there. Only one other solution remains, I'm with you on that Pat. Herr Schneider, is there any vehicle around we could use to get back to the Swiss border?" Daniel was aware that wouldn't sit well with William but they had little choice.

{Franz Schneider} NPC

 "Boys I can give you a box of my finest of course. But as for a vehicle, tell me Doctor where exactly in Switzerland do you need to go. I may be able to do better than just the border for you." The older man was really getting into this, he knew whatever these men were doing was important for the resistance.

 "Wittenau, just inside the border."

 "Excellent!" He clapped his hands. "My daughter makes a delivery there every day in our truck, the border guards allow her to cross because we give them a few cakes and pastries and she makes a drop to the Nazi border office on the Swiss side. She can have you there in forty minutes give or take and we can easily hide you behind the cabin. They never check believing we're faithful to the Fatherland." He chuckled. Of course they were but not to the regime.

 "We'll take it and thank you Franz we really appreciate your efforts and we promise we will not endanger you daughter." Hopefully Daniel added in his mind. "How soon can we leave?"

 "Thirty minutes Doctor, I'll go tell her now." The little man left quickly, calling his daughter as he went up the stairs.

 "She looks too young to drive." Daniel quipped when Franz was out of earshot.

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Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on September 14, 2018, 06:17:43 PM
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Jon said, "Well, if she looks young and innocent, they're less likely to suspect her, right? Better for us. If we only have thirty minutes, should we book it to the edge of town and grab our stuff from under the bridge, or should we have her stop there on her way out of town? I think option B is less suspicious, because us marching through town with our mission gear will look weird."

A change of plans like this wasn't unexpected, but that didn't mean it didn't make him uneasy all the same.
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Troy on September 16, 2018, 06:41:29 PM
<Schneider's Bakery and Pastries>

Considering they had a car ride back to the LZ, William didn't mind backtracking. He had been thinking of walking and/or hitching a train ride again.

"We should have her stop briefly so we can collect our gear. Less risky of the two choices. I'm guessing we'll have to find an LZ outside Hamburg."
Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Mim on September 18, 2018, 02:57:49 AM
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{Anna Schneider} NPC

 "You all know Cate MacGregor don't you? I remember her dad when he was with us, lovely old guy, he was for a short time our Fleet Commander until...well anyway he often related stories around the campfire so to speak about life in Australia. It seems that Cate was a slow grower, not really shooting up until she was almost 20. She was always quite slim back then according to Will and without makeup she was able to pass for a much younger girl right up until her early twenties. I think our kid here might be just like that you know. Am I rambling?" Daniel kept some very fond memories of those days some three years back when Australians began joining the Stargate Program, they were a fun crowd to have around. "Anyway you're both right. We ask her to stop by the bridge, retrieve our things and hot foot it for Switzerland."

 A moment later as they stood outside the shop with a couple of boxes of Franz's finest an old English Bedford Delivery van pulled up, they were sold in Europe as Opels. "Climb in quickly please, I am behind time. When we get outside of town I will have to hide you all in the back." Daniel had to translate for them. He climbed in beside her on the wide bench seat.

 "Anna do you think you could stop at the town bridge for us, we need to gather our things. We won't take long." He asked her.

 She shook her head, but conceded to his request. "Yes I suppose so, but please be very quick."

 

Title: Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
Post by: Bluebell722 on September 19, 2018, 11:15:43 PM
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To Daniel he said, "Yes, you're rambling."

He inclined his head politely to the girl. Since he was likely closest to her in age, she was less likely to be intimidated by him. Of course, if she was running a truck for the resistance, she was probably plenty brave.

"Also, ask her her name. It's the least we can do to be polite." Jon's father had taught him to always ask for his server's name at a restaurant. This girl was doing them a favor significantly bigger than bringing coffee.

Jon hopped into the back of a truck with an agility he relished in now and again, one that he did his best not to take for granted. Once they got to the edge of town, he could scramble up under the bridge and drop their gear down to Daniel and Troy.