TITLE: The Caduceus Circle
CATEGORY: Angst, H/C, Drama
CONTENT WARNINGS: There's a big fight, lots of shooting, some military officers getting a wee bit out of line, a few swear words.
SUMMARY: Inspired by the legend of the Lost Battalion in WWI, Daniel leads a group of scientists on a 'peaceful' exploratory mission that goes tragically wrong
DISCLAIMER: I do not own Stargate SG-1. Stargate SG-1 and its characters are the property of Showtime/Viacom, MGM/UA, Double Secret Productions, and Gekko Productions. I have written this story for entertainment purposes only. No money has exchanged hands. No copyright infringement is intended. This story may not be posted elsewhere without the consent of the author.
AUTHOR'S NOTES: This story was originally printed in the zine An Ancient's Gate Special: Tribute 1 which can be found at Ancient's Gate.
Big thanks to Barb, Bri, JB, Katie, Lady Anne, Mare, Whisper and Yssy for doing a great alpha/beta job on this story. Another big thanks to everyone who’s helped me along with this story since it first started knocking around my head a couple of years ago.
This story was inspired by the legend of the Lost Battalion of World War I.
On October 2nd, 1918, units of the 77th "Liberty" Division from New York advanced into the dense terrain of the Argonne Forest in France. History was made over the next 6 days as this unit, the "Lost Battalion," refused to surrender even though they were completely surrounded, constantly attacked, low on ammunition and supplies, had no food, shelter and limited access to water. Of the over 600 men first trapped in the "pocket," only around 200 walked out.
THE CADUCEUS CIRCLE