Cinema: D-Day-Minus-One

36 Hours. The man stirs himself to consciousness, sits up in bed blinking. Outside the window he sees nurses, MPs, patients in wheelchairs, the routine bustle of a U.S. military hospital in occupied Germany. He picks up a copy of Stars and Stripes. It is dated May 15, 1950, and the headlines jolt him: PRESIDENT WALLACE SPEAKS IN

IDAHO. FORMER PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT VACATIONS AT WARM SPRINGS.

What is this? A joke? A nightmare? Insanity? It turns out to be a bit of all three, for headlines, history and the hospital itself are fictions of an...

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