Date and time May 10th 1945, 10.00 hours GMT
Location The White House, Washington DC.
The room was silent, everyone present knew the war wasn't going to plan, in fact all plans they have tried have failed. needless to say the war was BAD!
Presedent Truman was sat at the head of the table. 9 chairs placed round the table were all full. All execpt one, a memo was clutched in Truman's right hand all had writen on it was:
so all the staff was called to this meeting to find out who this Major Read was.
Truman STOP we need to talk STOP I have the power to help win this war STOP Major Read STOP
Everyone was sat chatting amongst themselves sipping coffee. suddenly the Huge oak doors into the meeting room were opened and a stranger to the government walked in.
This man was 6 foot 4 inches in height, wearing a british majors uniform. judging by the creases in the uniform and the ink stain in his top pocket he didn't car much about what he looked like to the people sat at the table.
Truman looked up and said to the stranger.
The man replied "in the flesh, sir."
"good take a seat"
Read moved round the table to the vacent seat, inbetween Byrnes, the foreign minister, and Hoover, the Minister of Security.
Truman was the first to talk.
"i dont know who you are but you best have a good reason for this telegram"
Read replied "the best reason Mr President, i can turn these militray defeats round and make them into victories"
Truman enquired "Why can you not help you own country to victory?"
"the only problem is, I have no country any more, the UK has a few small islands in the pacific. hardly and industry to talk of, and no military."
This was the problem all the people present knew, they had no allies to speak of, The UK was crushed, France had limited means before Africa had fallen, sadly Canada remained the only worthy companion.
"So Major tell me what you plan to do"
and so the work began.