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By Hugh Ashton

David Slater, a conscript within the Nineteen Twenties military of the Confederacy, faces a challenge. whilst he and his regiment have been shipped to Germany to aid level a coup there, his Limey fellow-soldier Brian was once appearing unusually. David now has the alternative of reporting his ally to his commanding officials, or holding quiet and simply doing his activity: getting ready for the arriving of Bismarck, the enormous Zeppelin flying Hitler and his Nazi cohorts to satisfy their new allies, the Confederates.

Beneath grey Skies follows the adventures of David and people round him in a previous that by no means happened-where the Civil battle by no means came about, and the Confederacy survived as a pariah slave-holding state into the twentieth century. Confederates, Unionists, British and Germans plot and counterplot in a tightly woven story of espionage, treachery and romance.
The solid of Beneath grey Skies comprises rogue British agent "Bloody Brian" Finch-Malloy, hard-drinking Henry Dowling, and Christopher Pole, a slave who escapes from the hell of the Confederacy-living opposed to a backdrop that comes with actual ancient characters. Adolf Hitler, Hermann Goering, and Dr. Hugo Eckener, the bright anti-Nazi Zeppelin captain, all reside back during this "extraordinarily well-written piece of brain sweet that turns into a growing number of tough to place down" (Christopher Belton).
 Almost with no understanding what has occurred, David unearths himself a part of a conspiracy in the Confederacy that incorporates "Bloody Brian", that's operating to avoid the airship's arrival in Georgia, to grab the mysterious necessary treasure on board the Bismarck, and to halt the unfold of slavery to Europe.As David Slater and his President, Jefferson Davis III, confront one another at the doomed dirigible, David needs to ask himself once more the place his loyalty lies: to his state, or to a better morality.
Beneath grey Skies is the 1st released novel by way of Hugh Ashton, a British-born author and journalist at present residing in Kamakura, Japan.

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We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, who washes away our sins, and will receive us when we arrive at the gates of glory. ” Brushing the dust from their knees, the two stood up, and resumed scanning the fence in silence. ” Jefferson Davis III, third President of the Confederate States of America, regarded his visitor to the Southern Executive Mansion with some amusement. He crossed his manicured hands over his paunch, leaned back in his chair, and cocked a quizzical eyebrow. ” There was a pause while this was interpreted, and the slight, mustached German replied with a few words.

Private Slater, this is better than the Colonel’s own writing. ” “Well, Private Slater, I’m going to get you promoted to Corporal and you’ll become the assistant company orderly. You’re too smart to be out on the fence all day. You’ll be inside, out of the hot sun, checking papers from HQ and letting me know what’s going on, and sending my answers back to HQ. Fellow we have now gets sick mighty often, and the paperwork piles up while he’s puking up his guts. ” “Yes sir. ” “Thank your Limey friend.

Davis rolled the title of the political party round in his mouth. “‘National Socialist German Workers’ Party’, huh? Sounds to me like you’re trying to be all things to everyone. Bit of nationalism, bit of socialism, appeal to the workers. ” The German smiled, almost for the first time in the conversation. “I’m glad you appreciate our points on this matter, Mr. ” “But Mr. Hitler,” Davis was standing up now, and moving around his desk to lay a hand on his visitor’s shoulder. Hitler flinched a little at the physical contact, but Davis affected not to notice.

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