History Literature / LaBreche

10th Dec '16 2:51:33 AM Psychopompos007
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* GodwinsLawOfTimeTravel: Cf. TimeParadox below.



* TemporalParadox: Sending two 21th centuries guys to shoot the landing on Omaha Beach the morning of the 6th of July, 1944? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong? [[spoiler:When Mitch is stuck by fear on the beach, he meets the American General Norman Cota, who is shot when trying to reassure him. In the normal history, Cota survived the whole war, on Omaha Beach he managed to galvanize the American troops, leading them to eventually storm the German defenses on the beach. In the novel, his death triggers a defeat on the beach, then the Allies failed to joined their forces which already reached Normandy; it ended by the defeat of the Allies in Europe... Or, not really. Until the closing of the portal that would be use by the heroes for their return in their present - schedulded for 2 p.m. the 6th of June - both timeline coexist. When the portal closes, only one will remain: if the American regain the advantage, the original timeline will stay, if the German are still the strongest, it will grant them victory in World War Two. That's why both futuristic sides sent drones, androids, and mecha to help the battle.]]

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* TemporalParadox: Sending two 21th centuries guys to shoot the landing on Omaha Beach the morning of the 6th of July, 1944? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong? WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong [[spoiler:When Mitch is stuck by fear on the beach, he meets the American General Norman Cota, who is shot when trying to reassure him. In the normal history, Cota survived the whole war, on Omaha Beach he managed to galvanize the American troops, leading them to eventually storm the German defenses on the beach. In the novel, his death triggers a defeat on the beach, then the Allies failed to joined their forces which already reached Normandy; it ended by the defeat of the Allies in Europe... Or, not really. Until the closing of the portal that would be use by the heroes for their return in their present - schedulded for 2 p.m. the 6th of June - both timeline coexist. When the portal closes, only one will remain: if the American regain the advantage, the original timeline will stay, if the German are still the strongest, it will grant them victory in World War Two. That's why both futuristic sides sent drones, androids, and mecha to help the battle.]]
10th Dec '16 2:37:12 AM Psychopompos007
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* CulturedWarrior: Mitch is very surprised to discover that the general responsible of the time-travelling project hung abstract paintings in his home (instead of historical / battle paintings).

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* CulturedWarrior: Mitch is very surprised to discover that the army general responsible of the time-travelling project hung abstract paintings in his home (instead of historical / battle paintings).



* MiniMecha: Small models are used by the German. Not a real spoiler, as they are featured on [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/97822611.gif the cover]].
* UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons / ThoseWackyNazis

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* MiniMecha: Small models are used by the German. Not a real spoiler, as they are featured on [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/97822611.gif [[https://www.amazon.fr/br%C3%A8che-Christophe-LAMBERT/dp/2266155008 the cover]].
* UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons / ThoseWackyNazis
cover]].



* RealityTV: ''You Were There'' is a Reality TV show which uses time travel to shoot real life events. Before Omaha Beach, the episodes mentioned in the book are about the death of MarilynMonroe (a description of this episode is the opening of the novel), the fatal accident of Creator/JamesDean, and the shooting of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy; there is a chapter with a description of a brainstorming for the show, where were trown ideas like Lady Diana's death, the 9/11 attack, the Berlin Wall Fall, or the ''Titanic'' sunking.
** [[spoiler:The book closes with a meeting of staff of the channel, looking for other ideas after the cancelling of ''You Were There''; the last line of the book is a character suggesting to create a Reality TV show ''reenacting Auschwitz''.]]
* ShownTheirWork

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* RealityTV: ''You Were There'' is a Reality TV show which uses time travel to shoot real life events. Before Omaha Beach, the episodes mentioned in the book are about the death of MarilynMonroe (a description of this episode is the opening of the novel), the fatal accident of Creator/JamesDean, and the shooting of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy; there is a chapter with a description of a brainstorming for the show, where were trown ideas like Lady Diana's death, the 9/11 attack, the Berlin Wall Fall, or the ''Titanic'' sunking.
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sunking. [[spoiler:The book closes with a meeting of staff of the channel, looking for other ideas after the cancelling of ''You Were There''; the last line of the book is a character suggesting to create a Reality TV show ''reenacting Auschwitz''.]]
* ShownTheirWorkShownTheirWork: Some part read like a detailed nonfiction book about the D-Day landing (especially the chapter when they cross the Channel in the 5th-6th of June's night). The book indeed ends with a bibliography of nonfiction books which the author read before writing the novel.
* ShowWithinAShow: The story is about a Reality TV Show, mostly focusing on its action itself (with some scens about its being made).



* StupidJetpackHitler: It would have been a surprise if the cover of the book didn't featured Mecha painted like German tanks watching the sea next to officers and concrete blockhouse...
** [[spoiler:The book is himself a kind of subversion. The Mecha, androids, and robotic tanks sent to Omaha Beach aren't produced by German factories of the 1940s but are sent from 2060 by the German who still rule Europe since the Allies defeated caused by the disaster of Omaha Beach. There are a few pages early in the book which show that this kind of technology isn't unknow in the main timeline of 2060.]]

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* StupidJetpackHitler: It would have been a surprise if the cover of the book didn't featured Mecha painted like German tanks watching the sea next to officers and concrete blockhouse...
** [[spoiler:The book is himself a kind of subversion.
blockhouse... [[spoiler:Actually played with. The Mecha, androids, and robotic tanks sent to Omaha Beach aren't produced by German factories of the 1940s but are sent from 2060 by the German who still rule Europe since the Allies defeated caused by the disaster of Omaha Beach. There are a few pages early in the book which show that this kind of technology isn't unknow in the main timeline of 2060.]]



* WarIsHell
8th Jun '16 6:11:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: Not only Gary and Mitch are still alive at the end of the book, but the military rewarded Gary by using the time travel to prevent the death of his wife.]]

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* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: Not EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Not only Gary and Mitch are still alive at the end of the book, but the military rewarded Gary by using the time travel to prevent the death of his wife.]]
8th Jun '16 6:11:33 AM Morgenthaler
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** OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Mitch is a mild example. Most of the action of the book uses his knowledge of the landing on Omaha Beach, but he is first introduced in the story with his participation in a reenactment of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chindits Chindits]] operation (from a totally different theater of the war).
* WorldWarTwo
* UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks

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** OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Mitch is a mild example. Most of the action of the book uses his knowledge of the landing on Omaha Beach, but he is first introduced in the story with his participation in a reenactment of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chindits Chindits]] operation (from a totally different theater of the war).
* WorldWarTwo
* UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks
war).
10th May '16 4:43:42 AM erforce
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* ShoutOut: To ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' during the description of [[spoiler:German androids escaping a destroyed and burning bunker.]]

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* ShoutOut: To ''Film/{{Terminator}}'' ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' during the description of [[spoiler:German androids escaping a destroyed and burning bunker.]]
4th Oct '15 5:01:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* AmericaWinsTheWar: This is how the historical context is described in a short summary of the event which opens the show. It is immediatly lampshaded by Mitch.
14th Jun '15 5:06:25 PM nombretomado
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* RealityTV: ''You Were There'' is a Reality TV show which uses time travel to shoot real life events. Before Omaha Beach, the episodes mentioned in the book are about the death of MarilynMonroe (a description of this episode is the opening of the novel), the fatal accident of Creator/JamesDean, and the shooting of JohnFKennedy; there is a chapter with a description of a brainstorming for the show, where were trown ideas like Lady Diana's death, the 9/11 attack, the Berlin Wall Fall, or the ''Titanic'' sunking.

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* RealityTV: ''You Were There'' is a Reality TV show which uses time travel to shoot real life events. Before Omaha Beach, the episodes mentioned in the book are about the death of MarilynMonroe (a description of this episode is the opening of the novel), the fatal accident of Creator/JamesDean, and the shooting of JohnFKennedy; UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy; there is a chapter with a description of a brainstorming for the show, where were trown ideas like Lady Diana's death, the 9/11 attack, the Berlin Wall Fall, or the ''Titanic'' sunking.
17th Aug '12 3:56:13 AM Psychopompos007
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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / BadassBookworm: Mitch. Gary has a poor opinion of him in the beginning of the events (as the public: [[spoiler:according to polls, more than an half of the audience believes than Mitch would die during the show]], but changes opinion when his knowledge of the place and the historical events saves them all.

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* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass / BadassBookworm: Mitch. Gary has a poor opinion of him in the beginning of the events (as the public: [[spoiler:according to polls, more than an half of the audience believes than Mitch would die during the show]], show]]), but changes opinion when his knowledge of the place and the historical events saves them all.all.
* CulturedWarrior: Mitch is very surprised to discover that the general responsible of the time-travelling project hung abstract paintings in his home (instead of historical / battle paintings).
29th Jul '12 9:38:05 AM Psychopompos007
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* HumongousMecha: Small models are used by the German. Not a real spoiler, they are featured on [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/97822611.gif the cover]].

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* HumongousMecha: MiniMecha: Small models are used by the German. Not a real spoiler, as they are featured on [[http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/11/35/67/80/97822611.gif the cover]].
25th Jul '12 5:17:13 AM Psychopompos007
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''La Brèche'' ("the breach") is a French science-fiction novel written by Christophe Lambert (not [[this one]] but a totally unrelated writer) and published in 2005.

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''La Brèche'' ("the breach") is a French science-fiction novel written by Christophe Lambert (not [[this [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000483/ this one]] but a totally unrelated writer) and published in 2005.
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