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Timeline for 1944
20th century | 1940s

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1944 was a year.



In February, the Second Doctor, Polly Wright, Ben Jackson and Jamie McCrimmon visited France while it was occupied by Nazi Germany. (AUDIO: Resistance)

The Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald dance during celebrations of Paris' liberation. (COMIC: Trust)

On 6 June, the Allies staged the Normandy landings to invade mainland Europe. (PROSE: The Taint) Stephen Mulryne, who later became the British Minister of Defence, participated in the Normandy landings. (AUDIO: 1963: The Assassination Games) John Benton's father was killed during the landings. (HOMEVID: Wartime) Following the liberation of France from Nazi Germany, the first thing that the Free French Army did was create a memorial to Joan of Arc. (AUDIO: State of Emergency) The Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald visited Paris during the celebrations after the liberation and defeated the Darapok. (COMIC: Trust)

In October, the Seventh Doctor and Ace arrived at Colditz Castle and were taken prisoner by the Nazis. Elizabeth Klein, a time traveller from the 1965 of an alternative timeline in which Nazi Germany won the Second World War, soon arrived in Colditz Castle using the Doctor's TARDIS. She intended to bring the Doctor back with her to her own time. (AUDIO: Colditz)

Circa November, three months after the Sixth Doctor and Constance Clarke left Earth, they returned to London. Constance had decided to stop travelling with the Doctor after an adventure on Teymah and they intended to part ways. However, while Constance caught up on the mail she had been sent during her absence, Kinvar approached the Doctor and asked for help in escaping the Vilal. The Doctor agreed and Constance insisted on having one more trip in the TARDIS while he helped Kinvar. (AUDIO: Quicksilver)

On 1 December, the American Federation of Musicians' recording ban came to an end, allowing Duke Ellington — among others — to record his music again. (PROSE: Atom Bomb Blues)

On 15 December, the Eighth Doctor, Sam Jones and Fitz Kreiner visited the Battle of the Bulge. (PROSE: Autumn Mist)


In the Italian theatre, the belligerents clashed at Monte Cassino, destroying the monastery. A month after the battle, Nazi efforts to spirit away priceless Italian art were foiled by the Fourth Doctor and Italian partisans. (COMIC: Treasure Trail) The RAF and USAF began bombing Italian cities. (PROSE: The Turing Test)

The Tenth Doctor and Heather McCrimmon landed in a U-Boat that had been attacked by an English submarine. Despite Heather wanting to leave and let the Germans die, the Doctor helped them repair the damage done by the attack and saved them from drowning. (COMIC: The Submariners)

The Doctor saw the V1 flying bomb. One of the doodlebug bombs was scooped up and sent to the 1970s by TOMTIT. (TV: The Time Monster) The Germans launched V1 and V2 attacks against London. (PROSE: Illegal Alien) Barbara Wright was burned by wreckage when a V1 bomb hit her street, leaving a scar on her back. She was promptly evacuated to the countryside. (PROSE: Nothing at the End of the Lane)

Film director Leonard De Sande discovered the Selyoids while filming The Cold Blooded in Alaska. (PROSE: Dying in the Sun)

Alternative timeline

In October, in an alternative timeline, Ace was killed by Kurtz in Colditz Castle. The laser technology contained in her Walkman was used by Nazi scientists to refine uranium and create nuclear weapons. They subsequently bombed New York City and Moscow, forcing the surrender of the United States and the Soviet Union and winning the war for Germany. This timeline was negated by an alternative version of the Eighth Doctor who, while posing as a German scientist named Johann Schmidt, fabricated a "flight log" for the TARDIS and manipulated Elizabeth Klein into travelling back in time to Colditz in October 1944 on the pretext of retrieving the Seventh Doctor so that he could teach her to pilot the TARDIS. Her lover Major Jonas Faber saw through Schmidt's trickery but was too late as Klein had already decided to disobey his orders and make the trip into the past. Unfortunately for Klein, her arrival in Colditz alerted the Seventh Doctor to the impending alteration of history and he and Ace were able to prevent it. (AUDIO: Colditz, Klein's Story)

Births and deaths

Peril Bellamy was born. (AUDIO: Winter for the Adept)

Chris Benton fell from a tower and died while playing with his brother John. (HOMEVID: Wartime)