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Helping the War Effort

Submitted by Russ Towne

1944 Germany, inside a Munitions Factory

The plant superintendent in a speech at the start of yet another agonizingly long and deadly day for slave laborers from the concentration camps:

“You must work harder and faster to help the war effort or you’ll be beaten and killed!”

Several of the enslaved workers smiled inwardly. They were already working as hard and fast as they could to help the war effort. Whenever their overseers were distracted, they put almost no propellant in the tank and artillery shells. Whenever their oppressors fired them, the shells would explode inside the weapons’ barrels or German lines. Either way, there would be fewer Nazis to slow the Allied advance and their eventual freedom.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.

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