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Jake, Nog and Chief O'Brien pursue a Changeling back in time to the Second World War.

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A blast to the past!

Jake Sisko is wondering where life will take him next... and the answer is the past!

Chief O'Brien has promised to deliver a gift to a physicist, Professor Jonathan Vance, and Jake and Nog are allowed to accompany him to France. Vance shows them his "time machine," the first one ever to control time jumps with accuracy. When his assistant, Kruger, attacks him and steals the control device, Jake, Nog and O'Brien leap through the portal after him. They find themselves in Normandy, France, in 1944 during the middle of World War II. With Kruger joining the ranks of the Third Reich as a colonel, history is about to be changed forever. Can they stop Kruger from informing Hitler that a secret invasion will happen in Normandy?


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Marion DulmurJeanKira NerysKrugerGariff LucslyMauriceNogMiles O'BrienBrigitte PicardJean-Luc PicardRobert PicardPierreBenjamin SiskoJake SiskoJoseph SiskoJonathan Vance
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Bud AbbottJulian BashirLou CostelloJadzia DaxErnest HemingwayAdolf HitlerVictor HugoJames LeytonKeiko O'BrienMolly O'BrienOdoOlvekRené PicardRobert PicardQuarkRom


Alpha QuadrantBajoran star systemDeep Space 9EarthEiffel TowerFranceLa BarreLeft BankNew OrleansNormandyOperations centerParisPromenadeProvenceSan FranciscoSeine RiverSisko's Creole Kitchenstation commander's office
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Bajoran wormholeBerlinGamma QuadrantIszmMarsMartian colonies

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USS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • hovercrafttanktrain
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USS DefiantUSS Enterprise-D

Races and cultures[]

BajoranChangelingFerengiHuman (AmericanBritishCajunEnglishFrenchGermanIrishRoman)
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States and organizations[]

Advanced Physics Research CenterAllies of World War IIBajoran MilitiaDominionFederation Department of Temporal InvestigationsFoundersFrench ResistanceNaziStarfleetStarfleet AcademyThird ReichUnited Federation of Planets
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German High Command

Science and technology[]

commbadgeholosuitehyperwarpJakardian sonic whipPADDphaserreplicatorriflespace stationtemporal anomalytemporal displacementtemporal portaltransportertransporter stationUFOwarp drive

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1889Battle of BritainBattle of Trafalgarbonsai treecoffeecrawfishDark AgesD-DayFrench languageFrench RevolutiongritslatinumLes MisérablesOperation OverlordOrion tree toadSecond World WarThird World Wartube grub


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When the Stars Come a-Calling