Re: [alternate-history] Re: Impact of hurricanes on history
- At Wednesday 8/31/2005 10:45 PM, you wrote:
>Jerome Nicholson wrote:What if one of the Italian city-states had been the first to stake out
> > Someone else sails to America. It wouldn't have been undiscovered for
>Quite likely so. But who discovers it, and representing what country,
>and landing where, could cause huge differences.
claims in the New World? Perhaps, say, Venice....then it wouldn't suffer
so much from the loss of its outposts to the Ottomans later on.
- Totally luck of the drawIke attacked into a few days of calm in a period of really bad weather; this was part of the surpriseScott----- Original Message -----From: Michael Edward McNeilSent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 12:58 AMSubject: [alternate-history] Re: Impact of hurricanes on historyI notice from watching the D-Day episode of Victory at Sea that the storm which did hit was the "worst Channel storm in 80 years." As Scott earlier pointed out, it only missed sinking the D-Day invasion force by two weeks. By the time it did hit, the initial invasion forces were ashore and moving. Close call!