The Battle of Dorking

Reminiscences of a Volunteer

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Edinburgh : W. Blackwood and Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: First person narrative - Great Britain - 19th century

Page: 64

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An imaginary story of an invasion and defeat of Great Britain by Germany ca. 1875, inspired by the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War.
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The Battle of Dorking

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192832856

Category: Fantasy fiction, English.

Page: 182

View: 9284

This volume contains two imaginary tales of a, German invasion of England. The first, The Battle of Dorking, was written in 1871 by Sir George Tomkyns Chesny, and sparked great controversy when it was initially serialized anonymously in Blackwood's Magazine. It inflamed the English anxieties over the emergence of Germany as a great military power, and raised doubts about the preparedness of Britain for a possible war. In the story, German invaders conquer England because they are better trained, better equipped, and have a vast conscript army. In turn, the story is both a thinly-veiled call to action by Chesny, as well as a well-crafted work of fiction. The second story in the volume, When William Came by Saki, is a bitter tale which imagines England under the rule of a German royalty now ensconced in Buckingham Palace. Written in 1913, it was published at a time when world war was inevitable--indeed, Saki would soon lose his life in the war on the continent. Both books mark the course of the then-flourishing "future war" genre, showing the fascination for invention on the part of the authors, and their impassioned pleas to their readers patriotism.
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After the Battle of Dorking

Or, What Became of the Invaders! ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 23

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Battle of Dorking

Author: George Chesney

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425014445

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 5807

A stunningly vibrant and widely-read military novel deals with the incursion of England by Germans after their conquest over France. The novel is considered a initiation of invasion literature genre. Chesney has remarkably illustrated the horrors of foreign threat of war and the consequent devastation. Thought-provoking!
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The Battle of Dorking 1871

With Introduction by G. H. Powell and Follow-Up the Lull Before Dorking

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781483912202

Category:

Page: 120

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This fictitious invasion classic is introduced by G.H. Powell, and followed by "What Happened After The Battle of Dorking 1871" and the pamphlet "The Lull Before Dorking 1871." The Battle of Dorking: Britain is invaded by a country similar to Germany in this vivid account of troops marching across eastern England to the heart of London. George Tomkyns Chesney's classic, written after the Prussian victory in the Franco-Prussian War, led to the genre of invasion fiction and science fiction. The novel spawned copycat stories including What Happened After The Battle of Dorking and led to more serious debate about Britain's lack of preparedness for war in the House of Commons.
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Englands Ende in der Schlacht bei Dorking

Erinnerungen Eines Alten Britten im Nächsten Jahrhundert; Eine Studie aus dem Englischen Übertragen (Classic Reprint)

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365779445

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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Excerpt from Englands Ende in der Schlacht bei Dorking: Erinnerungen Eines Alten Britten im Nächsten Jahrhundert; Eine Studie aus dem Englischen Übertragen Ihr Enkel wollt, dass ich euch erzählen soll, wie es denn zugegangen ist, dass vor nun bald funfzig Jahren dieses Elend über uns hereinbrach. Nun, ich habe freilich selbst mein hartes Theil mit davon erlebt; aber wahrlich, keine Arbeit werd mir noch so sauer, als zurückzudenken an die traurigen Zeiten an das trostlose Ende von alt-englands Weltmacht. Doch es mag auch gut sein, dass ihr's hört und leset; und wenn ihr jetzt von hier fortzieht in die Ferne, mag es euch eine Lehre sein, da wo ihr euch eu1'e neue Heimath gründen möget. Für uns kam diese Lehre nur zu Spät; und doch waren auch wir genug gewarnt, wenn wir nur hätten sehen und hören wollen. Die Gefahr kam uns nicht einmal eigentlich unerwartet: Sie brach plötzlich über uns herein, das ist wohl wahr; doch ihre Verboten hatten lange deutlich uns vor Augen gestanden; wir aber waren blind mit efi'nen Augen. Niemandem anders als uns selbst haben wir diese Schmach zuzuschreiben, in der gross-britannien zu Grund ging. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Battle of Dorking

Author: George Chesney

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1425017673

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 3864

A stunningly vibrant and widely-read military novel deals with the incursion of England by Germans after their conquest over France. The novel is considered a initiation of invasion literature genre. Chesney has remarkably illustrated the horrors of foreign threat of war and the consequent devastation. Thought-provoking!
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What Happened After the Battle of Dorking

Reminiscences of a Volunteer. Being an Account of the Victory at Tunbridge Wells

Author: Charles John Stone

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780649326877

Category:

Page: 82

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Images of Germany

Author: Hans-Jürgen Diller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: 351

View: 3724

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Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction

Author: John Rieder

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819573809

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 1790

This is the first full-length study of emerging Anglo-American science fiction’s relation to the history, discourses, and ideologies of colonialism and imperialism. Nearly all scholars and critics of early science fiction acknowledge that colonialism is an important and relevant part of its historical context, and recent scholarship has emphasized imperialism’s impact on late Victorian Gothic and adventure fiction and on Anglo-American popular and literary culture in general. John Rieder argues that colonial history and ideology are crucial components of science fiction’s displaced references to history and its engagement in ideological production. He proposes that the profound ambivalence that pervades colonial accounts of the exotic “other” establishes the basic texture of much science fiction, in particular its vacillation between fantasies of discovery and visions of disaster. Combining original scholarship and theoretical sophistication with a clearly written presentation suitable for students as well as professional scholars, this study offers new and innovative readings of both acknowledged classics and rediscovered gems. Includes discussion of works by Edwin A. Abbott, Edward Bellamy, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John W. Campbell, George Tomkyns Chesney, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, Edmond Hamilton, W. H. Hudson, Richard Jefferies, Henry Kuttner, Alun Llewellyn, Jack London, A. Merritt, Catherine L. Moore, William Morris, Garrett P. Serviss, Mary Shelley, Olaf Stapledon, and H. G. Wells.
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The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914

Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-come

Author: Ignatius Frederick Clarke

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853236429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

View: 8191

In the second of a series of anthologies on future war stories, the leading specialist in the field presents a selection of prophetic tales about the conflict-to-come between the British and the Germans, tales which had immense influence in the quarter-century before the First World War. An extensive range of contemporary illustrations is included.
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National Identity and Geopolitical Visions

Maps of Pride and Pain

Author: Gertjan Dijink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134771290

Category: Science

Page: 210

View: 4159

From the Third Reich to Bosnia, nationalism - a sense of a nation's place in the world - has been responsible for much bloodshed. Nationalism may be manipulated by political leaders or governments but it springs from the people. Something in the history and environment of a national group creates it. This volume aims to locate and analyze the myth of national identity and its value in creating pride, deflecting fear or legitimating aggression. A range of essays - on Britain, the United States, Germany, Russia, Iraq, Serbia, Argentina, Australia, and India - illustrate the different manifestations of the geographical imagination across the countries of the world.
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In Spies We Trust

The Story of Western Intelligence

Author: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651710

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7426

In Spies We Trust reveals the full story of the Anglo-American intelligence relationship - ranging from the deceits of World War I to the mendacities of 9/11 - for the first time. Why did we ever start trusting spies? It all started a hundred years ago. First we put our faith in them to help win wars, then we turned against the bloodshed and expense, and asked our spies instead to deliver peace and security. By the end of World War II, Britain and America were cooperating effectively to that end. At its peak in the 1940s and 1950s, the 'special intelligence relationship' contributed to national and international security in what was an Anglo-American century. But from the 1960s this 'special relationship' went into decline. Britain weakened, American attitudes changed, and the fall of the Soviet Union dissolved the fear that bound London and Washington together. A series of intelligence scandals along the way further eroded public confidence. Yet even in these years, the US offered its old intelligence partner a vital gift: congressional attempts to oversee the CIA in the 1970s encouraged subsequent moves towards more open government in Britain and beyond. So which way do we look now? And what are the alternatives to the British-American intelligence relationship that held sway in the West for so much of the twentieth century? Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones shows that there are a number - the most promising of which, astonishingly, remain largely unknown to the Anglophone world.
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The New Battle of Dorking

Author: Frederic Natusch Maude

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 255

View: 5033

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The Spectator

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914

Fictions of Future Warfare and of Battles Still-to-come

Author: Ignatius Frederick Clarke

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815626725

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 8081

This selection of short stories offers a return journey through the future as it used to be. Time speeds backwards to the 1870s - to the alpha point of modern futuristic fiction - the opening years of that enchanted period before the First World War when Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and many able writers delighted readers from Sydney to Seattle with their most original revelations of things-to-come. In all their anticipations, the dominant factor was the recognition that the new industrial societies would continue to evolve in obedience to the rate of change. One major event that caused all to think furiously about the future was the Franco-German War of 1870. The new weapons and the new methods of army organization had shown that the conduct of warfare was changing; and, in response to that perception of change, a new form of fiction took on the task of describing the conduct of the war-to-come.
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