Kenneth Hite (princeofcairo) wrote,

Riders of the Purple Schnitzel

Today I discovered a harebrained German scheme to beat all harebrained German schemes. In 1917 or thereabouts, someone decided Germany should buy up all the cattle in Mongolia (something like 900,000 head) and drive them across Asia to resupply the starving Reich. For any number of reasons, this plan never eventuated. But think of the alternate history possibilities!

It would make a helluva novelette, or even a novella, but I have zero time to write "Old Shatterhand's Last Roundup," even if I thought I could sell it, which I doubt I could. Also, the details are apparently in French military intelligence records as opposed to somewhere I can find and read. I'll make ratmmjess do it.
Tags: alternate history, history, westerns
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