Posted by Peter Ceresole on May 22, 2016 at 03:25:30 user PeterC.
In Reply to: Re: New S&A Film posted by JOhn Nichols on May 18, 2016 at 16:47:46:
WDMTGS is published in 1937??
I'm not sure, but the writing can't have been wrapped up before 1936. In the text, Roger gets first sight of land as they return, by spotting the "radio towers at Bawdsey" which was the first experimental Chain Home radar station, which was built in '36, and which AR must have seen on his "check sail" to Flushing.
So an earliest possible publication date for WD of '37 would be likely.
I may be wrong, but that's the only firm date in the whole series of stories, isn't it? There's a problem that it doesn't fit well with the timings derived from the "internal" chronologies I've seen published which (am I remembering this right?) tend to set WD around 1933.
Never mind, it doesn't make the books any less superb, and a bit of nerdish fun doesn't hurt. And if we can't be nerds in TARS, where can we be?
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