Blain Pardoe recently (November) released a book on the American colored war plans of the interwar period. I haven’t had the chance to read it myself, but it looks to be a great read for any alternate history fan, as it delves deep into how these plans would have unfolded. I’ve always be intrigued by the colored war plans, for instance, War Plan Red laid out the U.S. plans for a war with and invasion of Great Britain. Find out more on: Wikipedia, and be sure to check out Never Wars if this sounds at all interesting.
Every major government’s military plans for waging wars, hoping that they never have to be employed. In the early part of the last century the US government prepared a number of war contingency plans for invading a number of nations— both hostile and friendly. These color-coded plans were designed for various political and military events, some of which actually unfolded in the Second World War. Never Wars explores and provides details on a number of these key military invasion plans, their triggers, units involved, etc. Some of these plans, if executed, would have altered the globe or changed the events of the twentieth century and beyond. Included with this was the 1914 war plan against a triumphant Germany, a 1935 plan to attack Great Britain, the 1920s US plans to land forces in Mexico to topple their government, a plan for invading China and even a 1905 strike into the heart of Canada. From a plan to invade the Azores to an incursion into Cuba, Never Wars presents never before published plans for the US to strike out at the world.
If you’ve never heard of the color coded war plans, they are a truly fascinating subject, and worth a look for any military history buff.
About the author:
BLAINE L. PARDOE is an award-winning author of numerous books in the SF, military non-fiction, true crime, paranormal and business management genres. He has appeared on a number of national television and radio shows to speak about his books. Pardoe has been a featured speaker at the US National Archives, the US Navy Museum and the New York Military Affairs Symposium. He was awarded the State History Award in 2011 by the Historical Society of Michigan and is a silver medal winner from the Military Writers Society of America in 2010. Pardoe had previously written for Fonthill Media with the critically acclaimed The Bad Boy: Bert Hall, Aviator and Mercenary of the Skies and Fires of October- The Cuban Missile Crisis That Never Was: The Invasion of Cuba and World War III.
You can learn even more about Blain and his work in this interview.
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