My brother Johnny flew for the RAF, piloting VTOL sorties in France from January to March, 1950, the first time the bloody French asked us for help. Only back then it was the UED, the United European Defense, trying to hold back the Chimeran assault as they broke out from behind the Russian wall and flooded into Western Europe. Johnny told me horror stories that made my neck hair stand on end- how German tanks- he called them "Iron Horses"-- rumbling across the scorched earth east of Berlin, would be torn apart by Chimeran Mechs like this one, or crushed under the feet of the towering Goliaths. Not that it mattered once the Spires started raining down. If German tanks were 'Iron horses', then Chimeran Mechs are bloody 'Iron Dinosaurs'.
-- Journal Entry, 01 September, 1951 -- James Grayson