DRAMATIS PERSONAE

(Characters with names in CAPS are historical, others fictional)

HUMANS

ANIELEWICZ, MORDECHAI Jewish partisan, eastern Poland

Archie Military Hospital Orderly, Chicago

Auerbach, Rance Captain, U.S. Cavalry, Syracuse, Kansas

BEAVERBROOK, LORD British Minister of Supply

Berkowitz, Benjamin Captain, U.S. Army; psychiatrist, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Beulah Receptionist, Hanford, Washington

BLAIR, ERIC BBC newsreader and author, London

Calhoun, Jake Cavalry trooper, U.S. Army

CHILL, KURT Wehrmacht Lieutenant General, Pskov, USSR

Chung, Horace Laundryman, Lewiston, Idaho

Daniels, Peter (“Mutt”) Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Chicago

DEIBNER, KURT Nuclear physicist, Tubingen,Germany

Doc Physician, Chicago

Donnelly Bomb disposal expert, U. S. Army Chicago

Dolger Wehrmacht captain, Pskov, USSR

Edie Whore, Lewiston, Idaho

EINSTEIN, ALBERT Physicist, Couch, Missouri

EISENHOWER, DWIGHT U.S. Army General, Couch, Missouri

Embry, Ken RAF pilot, grounded in Pskov, USSR

Eschenbach, Wolfgang Panzer loader, Rouffach, Alsace

FERMI, ENRICO Nuclear physicist, Denver, Colorado

Fleishman, Bertha Jew in Lodz, Poland

Fred RAF Flight Sergeant, Watnall England

Friedrich Partisan, Eastern Poland

George Local resident, Hanford Washington

GERMAN, ALEKSANDR Partisan Brigadier, Pskoc, USSR

GODDARD, ROBERT Rocket expert, Couch, Missouri

Goldfarb, David RAF radarman, Bruntingthorpe, England

Gorbunova, Ludmila RAF pilot

Grillparzer, Gunther Panzer gunner near Breslau Germany

GROVES, LESLIE Brigadier General, U.S. Army, Denver, Colorado

Gruver, Solomon Jewish fireman in Lodz, Poland

Gus Private, U.S. Army, Chicago

Hagerman, Max Cavalry trooper, U.S. Army

HALIFAX, LORD British ambassador to the United States

Henry RAF man, Nottingham England

Henry, Marjorie Physician, Hanford Idaho

Hexham Colonel, U.S. Army, Denver Colorado

Hines, Rachel Escapee from Lakin, Kansas

Hipple, FredR AF Group Captain, Bruntingthorpe, England

Ho Ma Midwife, refugee camp west of Shanghai

Horton, Leo RAF Radarman, Bruntingthorpe, England

Hou Yi Dung-beetle show man, Peking

Howard Cavalry trooper, eastern Colorado

Hsia Shou-Tao People’s Libreation Army officer, China

HULL, CORDELL U.S. Secretary of State

Jacobi, Nathan BBC newsreader, London

Jacobs Private, U.S. Army, Chicago

“Jacques” French farmer near Ambialet

Jager, Heinrich Panzer colonel, Rouffach, Alsace

Jerzy Partisan, eastern Poland

Jimmy Stretcher-bearer, Chicago

Johannes Panzer driver near Breslau, Germany

Jones, Jerome RAF radarman in Pskov, USSR

Karpov, Feofan RAF colonel south of Moscow

Kennan, Maurice RAF Flight Lieutenant, Bruntingthorpe, England

Kipnis, Jakub Interpreter, Lizard POW camp in Poland

Larssen, Jens Nuclear physicist with the Mettalurgical Laboratory

Lidov, Boris Colonel, NKVD

Liu Han Peasant woman in refugee camp south of Shanghai

Magruder, Bill Lieutenant, U.S. Cavalry, Syracuse, Kansas

Mather, Donald Captain, Special Air Service, Dover, England

Mavrogordato, Panagiotis Captain of tramp freighterNaxos

Maxwell Cavalry trooper, eastern Colorado

Meinecke, Klaus Panzer gunner, Rouffach, Alsace

MOLOTOV, VYACHESLAV Foreign commissar, of the USSR

Muldoon, Herman First sergeant, U.S. Army Chicago

MUSSOLINI, BENITO Italian Fascist leader, Couch, Missouri

NIEHHO-T’ING People’s Liberation Army officer, China

Nigel RAF corporal, Watnall, England

Nordenskold, Morton Colonel, U.S. Army, Lamar, Colorado

Norma BBC worker, London

Nussboym, David Jew in Lodz, Poland

O’Neill, Red Cavalry trooper, U.S. Army

Okamoto Major, Japanese Army

Oscar Sergeant, U.S. Army, Denver, Colorado

Pete U.S. Army sentry, Denver, Colorado

Pirogova, Tatiana Red Army sniper, Pskov, USSR

Porlock Supply officer, Minneapolis

RIBBENTROP, JOACHIM VON German Foreign Minister

Roundbush, Basil RAF Flight Officer, Bruntingthorpe, England

Russie, Moishe Jewish refugee and broadcaster, London

Russie, Reuven Son of Moishe and Rivka Russie

Russie, Rivka Moishe Russie’s wife

Schultz, Georg German soldier working as RAF mechanic

Sholudenko, Nikifor NKVD officer

Silberman, Pinchas Jew in Lodz, Poland

SKORZENY, OTTO SSStandartenfurher

Smithers British Army major

Smitty Cavalry trooper, eastern Colorado

STALIN, IOSEF General Secretary, Communist Party of the USSR

Stanegate, Fred British soldier

Stansfield, Roger Royal Naval Commander; captain HMSSeanymph

Stella Barmaid, Bruntingthorpe, England

Summers, Penny Escapee from Lakin, Kansas

Summers, Wendell Escapee from Lakin, Kansas; Penny’s father

Szabo, Bela (“Dracula”) Private, U.S. Army, Chicago

SZILARD, LEO Nuclear physicist, Denver, Colorado

Szymanski, Stan Captain, U.S. Army, Chicago

Terence Storekeeper, Couch Missouri

Tompkins Major, U.S. Army, Hot Springs, Arkansas

VASILIEV, NIKOLAI Partisan brigadier, Pskov, USSR

Wiggs, Ralph RAF meteorologist, Bruntingthorpe, England

Yeager, Barbara Sam Yeager’s wife

Yeager, Jonathan Son of Sam and Barbara Yeager

Yeager, Sam Sergeant, U.S. Army, Denver, Colorado

“Yetta” Telephone operator, Lodz, Poland

York, Hank Radioman, U.S. Army, Chicago

THE RACE

Atvar Fleetlord, conquest fleet of the Race

Diffal Security officer

Ekretkan Casualty, St. Alban’s, England

Elifrim Airbase commander, southern France

Hisslef Base commandant, Siberia

Hossad Killercraft pilot

Innoss Airbase armorer, southern France

Jisrin Killrcraft pilot

Kirel Shiplord,127th Emperor Hetto

Msseff Reasercher in China

Nejas Landcruiser commander, Alsace

Nivvek Killercraft pilot

Pshing Adjutant to Atvar

Ristin Prisoner of war, Denver, Colorado

Rokois Assistant to Pshing

Skoob Landcruiser gunner, Alsace

Sserep Killercraft pilot

Straha Shiplord,206th Emperor Yower

Teerts Flight leader, prisoner of war, Tokyo

Tessrek Researcher in human psychology

Ttomalss Researcher in human psychology

Ullhass Prisoner of war, Denver, Colorado

Ussmak Landcruiser driver, Alsace

Vesstil Shuttlecraft pilot for Straha

Wuppah Smallgroup commander, Chicago

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