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Liberation Star by Kimberly Abbott

My wife, the multi-talented and ever-awesome Kimberly, made this version of the Allied “Liberation Star” for use as a decorative graphic in my alternate-history WWII story, Allied Section Alpha: Raid on the Château de la Malartrie. The story is still a work in progress, but it’s coming together well.

I just love her design! It is pretty much a straight variant of the fairly uniform identification markings used on many Allied vehicles in Europe from 1942 onwards. Many incorrectly think it to be an American symbol only, but in fact it was used on the vehicles of many different allied nations. It’s probably the closest thing the Allies had to symbol representing the Allies as a whole, even if only by association.

I’ve co-opted it as the symbol of Allied Section Alpha because I really needed something to represent this elite team of commando super-soldiers and associates cobbled together from many Allied nations. It seems to work, has a strong historical basis and I think it makes a certain level of logical sense as to why it would become their symbol: As a multinational team, no one national flag could properly represent them, therefore their equipment bears only the plain Allied star as markings.

I’ll be releasing the action-packed mission that is their Raid on the Château de la Malartrie in the months to come! But next week I’ll treat you to Kim’s symbol design for the story’s antagonists… the Nazi ÜberKämpfers!

Have a great Thursday!

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