Saturday, June 27, 2009

Airstrip One And The 1966 World Cup

Another thread at explores a timeline in which George Orwell's 1984 actually happens - or at least , Big Brother and Ingsoc rule England , but as a North Korean type hermit state. Everyone is brainwashed into believing that the rest of the world comprises Oceania, Eastasia and Eurasia.

The creator of this thread suggests that the point of departure for this timeline would be Mosley sticking with the Labour Party in the 1930s; the allies still win WW2, but things go downhill from there onwards :

30th July 1966 - "And here comes Hurst. Some people are on the pitch. They think it's all over!"

England clinched the FIFA World Cup after a valiant 2-1 victory over Uruguay at Parc des Princes in Paris. Duncan Edwards made the pass to Hurst that sealed the game for the English.

As the last minute goal went into the back of the net, sealing an unexpected victory for England, thousands of French supporters charged the stewards and ran on to the pitch, swamping the England team.

Later that evening the England players and staff, sought political asylum at the American embassy in Paris, while in London the BBC broadcast news reports of a Uruguay victory, and presented "evidence" of collusion with terrorist groups within the England team.

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