Worldwar - List of Characters - Historical Characters

Historical Characters

Some historical characters also appear for brief cameos, to give an historical feel to the story:

In the Balance

  • Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski: General, Polish Home Army. In reality he became commander of the Home Army in the second half of 1943, after the previous commander, Stefan Grot-Rowecki, was arrested by the Gestapo.
  • Winston Churchill: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Adolf Hitler: German Führer
  • Cordell Hull: U.S. Secretary of State
  • George Marshall: U.S. Army Chief of Staff
  • George S. Patton: U.S. Army Major General
  • Shigenori Tōgō: Japanese foreign minister
  • Walter Henry Zinn: Nuclear physicist, University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory

Tilting the Balance

  • Mordechai Anielewicz: leader of Jewish fighters in Poland
  • Eric Blair: BBC talks producer, Indian Section, London. Better know by pen name George Orwell.
  • Kurt Chill: Wehrmacht general and interpreter in Pskov
  • Arthur Compton: Nuclear physicist with the Metallurgical Laboratory
  • Kurt Diebner: Nuclear physicist, Hechingen, Germany
  • Enrico Fermi: Nuclear physicist with the Metallurgical Laboratory
  • Laura Fermi: Enrico Fermi's wife
  • Georgy Flyorov: Soviet nuclear physicist
  • Aleksandr German: Commander of Second Partisan Brigade in Pskov
  • Winston Churchill: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Werner Heisenberg: Nuclear physicist, Hechingen, Germany
  • Nieh Ho-T'ing: Chinese Communist guerrilla officer
  • Cordell Hull: U.S. secretary of state
  • Ivan Konev: Red Army general
  • Igor Kurchatov: Soviet nuclear physicist
  • Edward R. Murrow: Radio news broadcaster
  • Yoshio Nishina: Japanese nuclear physicist
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop: German foreign minister
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt: President of the United States
  • Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski: Eldest of the Jews in the Łódź ghetto
  • Iosef Stalin: General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • Leó Szilárd: Nuclear physicist with the Metallurgical Laboratory
  • Shigenori Tōgō: Japanese foreign minister
  • Nikolai Vasilyev: Commander, First Partisan Brigade in Pskov
  • Georgy Zhukov: Marshal of the Soviet Union

Upsetting the Balance

  • Mordechai Anielewicz: Jewish partisan, eastern Poland
  • Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook: British Minister of Supply
  • Kurt Chill: Wehrmacht Lieutenant General
  • Kurt Diebner: Nuclear physicist, Tübingen, Germany
  • Albert Einstein: Physicist, Couch, Missouri
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower: U.S. Army General, Couch, Missouri
  • Enrico Fermi: Nuclear physicist, Denver, Colorado
  • Aleksandr German: Partisan Brigadier, Pskov, USSR
  • Robert H. Goddard: Rocket expert, Couch, Missouri
  • Lord Halifax: British ambassador to the United States
  • Cordell Hull: U.S. Secretary of State
  • Nieh Ho-'Ting: People's Liberation Army officer, China
  • Benito Mussolini: Il Duce (Italian Dictator)
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop: German foreign minister
  • Iosef Stalin: General Secretary, Communist Party of the USSR
  • Leó Szilárd: Nuclear physicist, Denver, Colorado
  • Nikolai Vasilyev: Partisan brigadier, Pskov, USSR

Striking the Balance

  • Mordechai Anielewicz: Jewish fighting leader, Łódź, Poland
  • Menachem Begin: Jewish guerrilla, Haifa, Palestine
  • Omar Bradley: U.S. Army lieutenant general, outside Denver
  • Walter von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt: Wehrmacht lieutenant general, Riga, Latvia
  • Kurt Chill: Wehrmacht lieutenant general, Pskov, USSR
  • William Joseph Donovan: U.S. Army major general, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Anthony Eden: British foreign secretary
  • Aleksandr German: Partisan brigadier, Pskov, USSR
  • Robert H. Goddard: Rocket scientist, Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Cordell Hull: President of the United States
  • Igor Kurchatov: Nuclear physicist, north of Moscow
  • Mao Zedong: Communist Party leader, Peking
  • George Marshall: U.S. Secretary of State
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop: German foreign minister
  • Iosef Stalin: General Secretary, Communist Party, USSR
  • Stern: Jewish guerrilla leader, Jerusalem (Note: identity uncertain, best possible match is Avraham Stern)
  • Shigenori Tōgō: Japanese foreign minister
  • Nikolai Vasilyev: Partisan brigadier, Pskov, USSR


Works by Harry Turtledove
Videssos books
Videssos cycle
  • The Misplaced Legion
  • An Emperor for the Legion
  • The Legion of Videssos
  • The Swords of the Legion
The Tale of Krispos
  • Krispos Rising
  • Krispos of Videssos
  • Krispos the Emperor
Time of Troubles
  • The Stolen Throne
  • Hammer and Anvil
  • The Thousand Cities
  • Videssos Besieged
  • The Bridge of the Separator
The Race or
Worldwar series
Worldwar Tetralogy
  • In the Balance
  • Tilting the Balance
  • Upsetting the Balance
  • Striking the Balance
Colonization Trilogy
  • Second Contact
  • Down to Earth
  • Aftershocks
  • Homeward Bound
Southern Victory
a.k.a. Timeline-191
Second Mexican War
  • How Few Remain
Great War Trilogy
  • American Front
  • Walk in Hell
  • Breakthroughs
American Empire Trilogy
  • Blood and Iron
  • The Center Cannot Hold
  • The Victorious Opposition
Settling Accounts Tetralogy
  • Return Engagement
  • Drive to the East
  • The Grapple
  • In at the Death
Darkness
  • Into the Darkness
  • Darkness Descending
  • Through the Darkness
  • Rulers of the Darkness
  • Jaws of Darkness
  • Out of the Darkness
War Between the Provinces
  • Sentry Peak
  • Marching Through Peachtree
  • Advance and Retreat
Hellenic Traders
  • Over the Wine Dark Sea
  • The Gryphon's Skull
  • The Sacred Land
  • Owls to Athens
Crosstime Traffic
  • Gunpowder Empire
  • Curious Notions
  • In High Places
  • The Disunited States of America
  • The Gladiator
  • The Valley-Westside War
Days of Infamy series
  • Days of Infamy
  • End of the Beginning
Scepter of Mercy
  • The Bastard King
  • The Chernagor Pirates
  • The Scepter's Return
Opening of the World
  • Beyond the Gap
  • The Breath of God
  • The Golden Shrine
Atlantis series
  • Opening Atlantis
  • The United States of Atlantis
  • Liberating Atlantis
The War That Came Early
  • Hitler's War
  • West and East
  • The Big Switch
  • Coup d'Etat
Supervolcano series
  • Eruption
  • All Fall Down
Non-series books
  • Agent of Byzantium
  • Between the Rivers
  • The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump
  • Conan of Venarium
  • Counting Up, Counting Down
  • Departures
  • A Different Flesh
  • Down in the Bottomlands
  • Earthgrip
  • Every Inch a King
  • Fort Pillow
  • Give Me Back My Legions!
  • The Guns of the South
  • Household Gods
  • In the Presence of Mine Enemies
  • Justinian
  • Kaleidoscope
  • The Man with the Iron Heart
  • Noninterference
  • Reincarnations
  • Ruled Britannia
  • Thessalonica
  • The Two Georges
  • A World Of Difference

Read more about this topic:  Worldwar, List of Characters

Other articles related to "historical characters, character":

War And Remembrance - Plot - Characters - Historical Characters
... Adolf Hitler — As a speaking character, Hitler appears in the miniseries in a more prominent role than the novel ...

Famous quotes containing the words characters and/or historical:

    Hemingway was a prisoner of his style. No one can talk like the characters in Hemingway except the characters in Hemingway. His style in the wildest sense finally killed him.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    Reason, progress, unselfishness, a wide historical perspective, expansiveness, generosity, enlightened self-interest. I had heard it all my life, and it filled me with despair.
    Katherine Tait (b. 1923)