The pursuit of the Timewyrm leads the Doctor and Ace to London, 1951, and the Festival of Britain — a celebration of the achievements of this small country, this insignificant corner of the glorious Thousand Year Reich.
Someone — or something — has been interfering with the time lines, and in order to investigate, the Doctor travels further back in time to the very dawn of the Nazi evil. In the heart of the Germany of the Third Reich, he finds that this little band of thugs and misfits did not take over half the world unaided.
History must be restored to its proper course, and in his attempt to repair the time lines, the Doctor faces the most terrible dilemma he has ever known...
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- The Seventh Doctor
- Adolf Hitler
- The War Chief
- Lt Anthony Rupert Hemmings
- Heinrich Himmler
- Hermann Goering
- Harry Goldstein / Harry Gold
- Private George Brady
- Private Sidney Harris
- Major Popplewell
- General Otto Strasser
- Ma Barker
- General Ludendorf
- Martin Bormann
- Joseph Goebbels
- Joachim von Ribbentrop
- Herr Essler
- Herr Schmidt
- Horst Schultz
- the Reichsinspektor General
- The Venusian nerve pinch induces short term amnesia.
- The Seventh Doctor has grey eyes and can speak German.
- The Doctor goes under the alias Johann Schmidt.
- The Seventh Doctor describes his third and fourth incarnations as, "Well, I tried tall and dignified, and all teeth and curls, but it didn't really suit me."
The Doctor's items
- The Doctor has in his pockets a Gallifreyan Army knife of the kind that is issued to the Capitol Guard on Gallifrey.
Foods and beverages
- Ace drinks some weak tea whilst in the alternate London.
- The Doctor and Ace have toast, coffee, bacon, eggs, and kedgeree for breakfast.
- The Doctor claims to have never met Adolf Hitler before this occasion.
- Ace is almost killed by the warlord/chief.
- Hitler develops psychic powers because of the Timewyrm trapped within him.
- The Doctor gives Dr Solon's Special Morbius Lotion to Ace to use, following her ordeal.
- The Timewyrm gets trapped within Hitler's mind.
- The War Lords took the War Chief with them to study.
- When Lt Anthony Rupert Hemmings enters the Doctor's TARDIS he becomes the Timewyrm's puppet.
- The Doctor has a Stattenheim remote control for the TARDIS. Whistling helps focus the mind to telepathically call forth the TARDIS.
- The War Chief mentions his SIDRATs.
- In the alternate timeline in which Germany won World War II, Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson are King and Queen of England, Sir Oswald Mosley is Prime Minister, and Winston Churchill was executed.
- The War Chief is also known as Doktor Felix Kriegslieter.
- When the War Chief was shot his Time Lord physiology saved him and he started to regenerate, but his injuries were too severe, leaving him half-regenerated.
- After the War Chief is engulfed in flame, Ace looks back and sees him as "a young man, tall, dark and satanically handsome".
- Nitro-9-a has half the power of Nitro-9 and is half as heavy, but is marginally more stable.
- This is the second novel in the Timewyrm tetralogy.
- The novel Timewyrm: Revelation continues some elements of this novel.
- The novel Endgame features a brief scene from this novel. In that instance, the currently-amnesic Eighth Doctor observes but does not recognise the Seventh Doctor and Ace visiting the Festival of Britain in 1951.
- This is a sequel to the television story The War Games, which introduced the War Chief.
- Some of the influences of the War Chief are seen in the novel Players.
- Ace mentions Commander Millington's office seen in TV: The Curse of Fenric.
- The Doctor reprimands Ace when she holds Hemmings pistol and tells her she's not in the O.K. Corral, The Doctor previously visited it in his first incarnation. (TV: The Gunfighters)
- The Doctor mentions his third self dying of radiation poisoning in TV: Planet of the Spiders.
- The TARDIS repels paint, which it did not in either TV: The Happiness Patrol or TV: Aliens of London.
- The Doctor uses the alias "Johann Schmidt." His next incarnation would use this alias again in AUDIO: Storm Warning, as would an alternative version thereof in AUDIO: Colditz and AUDIO: Klein's Story.
- The Sixth Doctor previously met Joachim von Ribbentrop in 1936. (PROSE: Players)
- The First Doctor previously witnessed the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk (PROSE: Just War, PROSE: Byzantium!) while the Eighth Doctor and Molly O'Sullivan would later visit Dunkirk on 29 May 1940. (AUDIO: Fugitives)
- The Doctor says that "in an authoritarian society, people obey the voice of authority." He also says this in PROSE: Blood Harvest, Deadly Reunion and World Game.
- The Doctor again states that "sleep is for tortoises." (TV: The Talons of Weng-Chiang)
- Although the Doctor states that he has not met Hitler before, the Sixth Doctor met Hitler at a party in 1942 and just before his suicide in 1945. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)
- The Discontinuity Guide to: Timewyrm: Exodus at The Whoniverse
- The Cloister Library: Timewyrm: Exodus
- Bewildering Reference Guide to Timewyrm: Exodus