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November in

the DWU • production history • vital statistics • releases

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November was a month.

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At least in Blackpool, November was a cold month. Lucie Miller recounted how she didn't feel the cold much when she was out clubbing in Blackpool on a November Saturday night. (AUDIO: Blood of the Daleks)

By year

On the Western Front of World War I, fighting died down for the year as a particularly harsh winter began to set it, (PROSE: Doctor Who and the War Games) following the end of the Battle of the Somme on 18 November 1916. (AUDIO: Men of War)

In 1923, Adolf Hitler was arrested in Germany after his failed attempt to bring down the Weimar Republic on 9 November. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)

As foretold by Jack Harkness to Angelo Colasanto in 1927, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected as Governor of New York in November that year. (TV: Immortal Sins)

An election was held in Germany after the previous one in June failed to deliver a majority. However, this second election produced similar unsatisfying results. (AUDIO: The Alchemists)

In 1936, King Edward VIII announced that his intention to marry his controversial lover Wallis Simpson, sparking the national scandal of the abdication crisis among the British Royal Family and Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin's Cabinet. (PROSE: The Lost Diaries of Winston Spencer Churchill, Wolfsbane) In Germany, Emil Hartung began working for the Luftwaffe in Rechlin, beginning the Hartung Project, (PROSE: Just War) while Adolf Hitler formulated plans to enter an alliance with the United Kingdom. (PROSE: Players)

In 1939, the Germans unleashed new magnetic naval mines against the Royal Navy. One mine dropped in the Thames Estuary on 22 November was recovered the following day, allowing Admiralty House to work on a countermeasure. (AUDIO: The Oncoming Storm)

In 1940, the Cybermen were active in London during the Blitz. The Seventh Doctor and Ace helped root them out, and also took care of the main force in hibernation on Jersey. An undetected army remained underground in the sewers, however. (PROSE: Illegal Alien)

During the North Africa Campaign in 1941, the British raided the headquarters of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in a failed attempt to assassinate him. (COMIC: The Instruments of War) In Austria, Fey Truscott-Sade stole German documents and transported them to Zurich in neutral Switzerland. (COMIC: Me and My Shadow)

Fighting in Italy took a heavy toll this month in 1944. Joseph Heller was subjected to court martial after a bad landing on return from a bombing mission. (PROSE: The Turing Test) Bruno Trattorio, an Italian soldier, wrote a letter to his wife, Gigi, hoping the war would end soon. (PROSE: The Novel of the Film)

November was an especially pivotal month of turning points for Earth's history in 1963. It marked the moment when the Beatles first rose to major popularity as a music group, (AUDIO: 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men) saw the Soviet space program send a manned capsule into orbit around the Moon (AUDIO: 1963: The Space Race) and witnessed the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy. (AUDIO: 1963: The Assassination Games, PROSE: Who Killed Kennedy)

The Fifth Doctor told Nyssa that England suffered a particularly cold winter in November 1963 as they exited the TARDIS on their way to Bob Dovie's house at 59A Barnsfield Crescent, Totton, Hampshire. When their dealings with the Decayed Master were all over, each of the first eight Doctors stopped at Bob's house to see if he was all right, much to his annoyance. (AUDIO: The Light at the End)

George Woods was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2010, aged 83, in recognition of his work in the field of radar development during the 1950s and 1960s. (TV: Lost in Time)

In 2016, Dorothea Ames became aware of deadly flower petals infesting Coal Hill Academy and the surrounding area. Dorothea attempted to force Charlie Smith to use the Cabinet of Souls to destroy the petals. However, this was averted by April MacLean using her newly gained powers as Shadow King to destroy them instead. (TV: Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart/Brave-ish Heart)

Other references

On Ravalox, Peri Brown had the feeling of a wet November on Earth. As it turned out, Ravalox was actually the state of Earth by 2,000,000. (TV: The Mysterious Planet)

Behind the scenes

The in-universe significance of November 1963 is due to the many homages to the date of Doctor Who's television premiere, 23 November of that year.

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