The Children's War

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The Children's War
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Author J.N. Stroyar
Country United States
Language English
Genre Alternate History
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 1168 pp (hardcover)
ISBN ISBN 0-7434-0739-3 (hardcover edition) & ISBN 0-7434-0740-7 (paperback edition)
OCLC 45556219
813/.6 21
LC Class PS3569.T7366 C48 2001

The Children's War is a 2001 alternate history novel by J.N. Stroyar. It is was followed by the sequel A Change of Regime. The book was the long form winner of the Sidewise Award for Alternate History in 2001.[1]


The point of divergence happens in 1941 when Adolf Hitler's astrologer convinced him that attacking the Soviet Union was a bad idea and the German nuclear weapons program saw better progress. Fifty years later, the truce between Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and the North America Union is still holding. The main character, Peter Halifax, finds himself betrayed by the British underground and forced into a life as a slave to a Nazi household, but later escapes to the Polish resistance.

Characters in The Children's War[edit]

  • Peter Halifax/Alan Yardley (aliases for Niklaus Adolf Chase)
  • Richard Traugutt (alias for Ryszard Przewalewski)
  • Zosia Król
  • Karl Vogel
  • Elspeth Vogel
  • Julia Hoffmeier
  • Katerina Kalischer

Literary critique[edit]

The Bradenton Herald described The Children's War as "a brutal look at what might have been and a reminder of the price of freedom." [2]

See also[edit]

The above page includes an extensive list of other Wikipedia articles regarding works of Nazi Germany/Axis/World War II alternate history.


  1. ^ "Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, Past Winners". 2001. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  2. ^ Stacy Reyer (September 14, 2008). "Alternative history answers 'what if?'". The Bradenton Herald. Retrieved 2008-09-15. [dead link]

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