|"Christmas Truce" |
POD: December 25, 1914
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Date of Birth:||19th century|
|Date of Death:||1914|
|Cause of Death:||Shot to death|
Alec (d. December 25, 1914) was British officer during the Great War. On Christmas Day, 1914, his company was in the trenches outside Messines, Belgium. He was able to still enjoy the informal truce the combatants had brokered for the day. He and Lt. Bill Meadows spent time with German Hauptmann Franz Wormser (who'd been educated at Cambridge) until a German messenger named Adolf Hitler grew enraged by the truce, and started firing on the British officers, killing Alec. Meadows promptly shot Hitler dead. Wormser quickly convinced Meadows that Hitler had been a lone maniac, and that the loss of the British officer had been avenged. Meadows agreed.
- Asimov's Science Fiction, November/December, 2019, Vol. 43 Nos. 11 & 12, pgs. 50-51.