Winter War

Author/Source: 

James Foster

Editors Notes: 

Somewhere in England (our spies tell us it is in Mid Hampshire) the British Top Brass assembled at a lonely station on a secondary cross-country line on Boxing Day to discuss their plans for the continuation of the struggle against the Wehrmacht. It must be early in the war as the train is hauled by one of Mr Maunsell's celebrated "Schools" class locomotives, still resplendent in the startlingly-bright Malachite Green livery with Sunshine lettering introduced by Mr Bulleid shortly before the conflict commenced. This livery would soon be covered in a coat of plain black both to conserve expense and to make trains rather less visible to raiding bombers and Stukas.

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