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Husband is watching a documentary on the battle of Midway. I am buzzing in and out of room watching some.

Now that his Navy years are over I can stand to watch. I used to have to not look at fires at sea, sinking ships, etc.  I had to keep it away from the kids too. (Daughter only saw Titanic this year.)  And don't even get me started on engine room disasters!

Anyway, I wonder what our guys (Not just Archie and Horatio, but the older ones like Pellew and Keene,) would have made of it all. I think modern Naval stuff would have made perfect sense to them. Once they got over the idea of working over the horizon, and not having to tack, and all. They would have approved of Naval aviation.

Maybe someone who is more informed than me can do something with this idea. If I go too far down the AU rabbit hole I will never come back!

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anteros_lmc
Apr. 3rd, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
I'm not in the least bit surprised that you couldn't watch naval battles and disasters in the past!

I think the modern service would be instantly familiar to all our guys despite the extraordinary technical innovations. I suspect Pellew in particular would be sadly familiar with political and Admiralty maneuverings!

If I go too far down the AU rabbit hole I will never come back!
I really can't think of anyone better to write that particular AU. Perhaps once you have AoS Archie and Horatio sail off happily into the sunset you could start all over again in a modern AU! Go on....you know you want to... ;)
eglantine_br
Apr. 3rd, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
Well...maybe. I had not thought of that.
anteros_lmc
Apr. 3rd, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
Well I suspect you know more about the modern navy than anyone else around here! Go on, go on, go on, go on.... ;D
eglantine_br
Apr. 3rd, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
Well, maybe. I don't know if I can ever bear to be without them. Will you stick around to read it?
bauhiniakapok
Aug. 25th, 2016 03:05 pm (UTC)
We are still here! Although I do like AoS Archie/Horatio best, I'm starting to open up to the occasional AU - especially if you wrote it.
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