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Duncan serves in the Red CrossDuncan's Timeline: 1914-1929
Duncan returns to Europe to enlist in the First World War as a member of the Red Cross, then divides his time between old world and new

As an ambulance driver, Mac is gassed by Xavier St Cloud as the Immortal eyes up an army payroll. Duncan revives, but his friends aren't so lucky (A15, 'For Tomorrow We Die').

Duncan meets up with old friend Sean Burns, a psychiatrist who is treating shell-shocked soldiers (D14, 'Deliverance').

Mac is forced to watch the Immortal Simon Killian order his troops into a last attack on the Germans - after the orders to stand down following the ceasefire have been put into his hands. Killian is subsequently locked up 'forever' following Duncan's testimony. Not the best way to part (D7, 'The Colonel'). The same year, Duncan is in Russia trying to protect a countess and her family from the firing squad. In the end, he is forced to promise the Immortal Drakov that he will never go after his head in return for sparing her life (B17, 'Warmonger').

Duncan and Jesse Collins1919
Duncan refuses Annie Devlin's plea to join her in the Irish Revolution while in Dublin (B5, 'An Eye for An Eye').

Kalas loses his voice to Duncan's sword when the pair meet up for a second time in Paris - it seems these two will never be able to get along (C16, 'Methos'). Duncan then returns to the US where he's caught up in a coal mining strike in Pennsylvania, with tragic consequences for a friend (B6, 'The Zone').

Michael Moore's wife is killed by evil Immortal Quenten Barnes while Mac is staying with him in Seacouver (B3, 'Turnabout').

Duncan recovers from being shot in the chest1923
As a New Year's Eve party is raided for liquor, Duncan is forced to confess to his girlfriend that he can never father children (B13, 'Bless This Child').

Duncan is forced to take the head of Marcus Karolus (A11, 'See No Evil') after the insane Immortal's latest round of serial killing comes to his attention.

Mac rescues Immortal Carl Robinson from a lynch mob (B9, 'Run For Your Life'). The same year, he's caught up in a five-state crime spree instigated by (who else?) Amanda and Immortal buddy Cory Raines (E6, 'Money No Object').

Duncan witnesses teenage mobster wannabe Johnny K become Immortal (E4, 'Glory Days'). He then travels to Fitzcairn Manor, North Tidwell, to help old friend Fitz root out who 'murdered' him (F7, 'Unusual Suspects').


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Here's what was happening in the world during this period of Duncan's life

The First World War (known as The Great War to its contemporaries) breaks out between the old European powers, spilling over to their colonies.

Two Russian Revolutions result in the Socialist Revolutionaries coming to power under Lenin.

Prohibition introduced in the US. Treaty of Versailles formally ends Great War.

Hitler jailed after failed coup in Germany. He will write Mein Kampf during incarceration and publish it two years later.

New York Stock Exchange crashes, heralding a worldwide depression.

  Text copyright 2007 Nick Peers, Images copyright Panzer/Davis