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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #15 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."
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #16 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."
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #17 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."
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #18 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.

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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2018, 02:55:51 AM »



<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.
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2018, 11:12:48 PM »



<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?"
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #22 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?"
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #23 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."
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2018, 12:31:06 AM »



<<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?"
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #25 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?"
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2018, 12:42:20 AM »



<<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.
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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
« Reply #28 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!"

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Re: 1944 Switzerland-Germany
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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!"

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