Dorking in the Great War

Author: Kathryn Atherton

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473825520

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 9934

From Zeppelin raids to housing refugees and evacuees or from men volunteering to fight or women working in the local Gunpowder factory, Dorking in the Great War looks at how the experience of war impacted on the town, from the initial enthusiasm for sorting out the German Kaiser in time for Christmas 1914, to the gradual realization of the enormity of human sacrifice the families of Dorking were committed to as the war stretched out over the next four years. ??The Great War affected everyone. At home there were wounded soldiers in military hospitals, refugees from Belgium and later on German prisoners of war. There were food and fuel shortages and disruption to schooling. The role of women changed dramatically and they undertook a variety of work undreamed of in peacetime. Meanwhile, men serving in the armed forces were scattered far and wide. Extracts from contemporary letters reveal their heroism and give insights into what it was like under battle conditions.
Posted in History

The Great War in England in 1897

Author: William le Queux

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465557083

Category: Great Britain

Page: 330

View: 6087

Posted in Great Britain

The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film

Author: Martin Löschnigg,Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311039152X

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 2226

The First World War has remained the subject of prose fiction, drama, and film across nations. This volume provides a comprehensive international survey of the cultural memory of the war as reflected in various media. It addresses the role of these media in preserving and (re)shaping the memory of the war, emphasizing the historical, socio-political, gender-oriented and post-colonial contexts of its cultural representations.
Posted in History

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: 6511

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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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: 8846

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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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

View: 7077

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 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 Great War, 1914-1918

Author: Marc Ferro

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415267359

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 3833

A landmark history of the war that firmly places the First World War in the context of imperialism and gives due weight to the role of non-Europeans in the conflict.
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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: 5764

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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Translating and Interpreting Conflict

Author: Myriam Salama-Carr

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042022000

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

View: 8823

The relationship between translation and conflict is highly relevant in today's globalised and fragmented world, and this is attracting increased academic interest. This collection of essays was inspired by the first international conference to directly address the translator and interpreter's involvement in situations of military and ideological conflict, and its representation in fiction. The collection adopts an interdisciplinary approach, and the contributors to the volume bring to bear a variety of perspectives informed by media studies, historiography, literary scholarship and self-reflective interpreting and translation practice. The reader is presented with compelling case studies of the 'embeddedness' of translators and interpreters, either on the ground or as portrayed in fiction, and of their roles in mediating, memorizing or rewriting conflict. The theoretical reflection which the essays generate regarding mediation and neutrality, ethical involvement and responsibility, and the implications for translator and interpreter training, will be of interest to researchers in translation, interpreting, media, intercultural and postcolonial studies.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Over the Top

The Great War and Juvenile Literature in Britain

Author: Michael Paris

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275975180

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 4708

Explores how popular writers of adventure fiction explained the causes of war and how they created romantic and exciting images of battle to persuade young men to enlist.
Posted in History

Adventures of a Soldier in the Great War - and Some of His Poems

Author: David Yuille

Publisher: New Generation Publishing

ISBN: 0755250230

Category: History

Page: 138

View: 329

On the 1st of March I joined the 1st Battalion Civil Service Rifles at Watford, after a week's 'recruiting' with the 2nd battalion, having been in training with the 2nd battalion since 31 August 1914 at Somerset House, the White City and Dorking. During the first and second weeks of March the battalion was engaged in strenuous work equipping itself for service overseas. New rifles, equipment's, boots, clothes, limbers, horses, mules, wagons, identity discs, 1st field dressings etc . had to be collected and distributed. Being a recruit I had about a dozen fatigues in the first few days, but soon learnt never to have tea at the company billet, as fatigue parties usually consisted of the men who chanced to be in or near the billet when men were required!
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Science Fiction Before 1900

Imagination Discovers Technology

Author: Paul K. Alkon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134980566

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 738

Paul Alkon analyzes several key works that mark the most significant phases in the early evolution of science fiction, including Frankenstein, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, A Connecticut Yankee in King arthur's Court and The Time Machine. He places the work in context and discusses the genre and its relation to other kinds of literature.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Savage Perils

Racial Frontiers and Nuclear Apocalypse in American Culture

Author: Patrick B. Sharp

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806138220

Category: History

Page: 270

View: 4105

Revisiting the racial origins of the conflict between “civilization” and “savagery” in twentieth-century America The atomic age brought the Bomb and spawned stories of nuclear apocalypse to remind us of impending doom. As Patrick Sharp reveals, those stories had their origins well before Hiroshima, reaching back to Charles Darwin and America’s frontier. In Savage Perils, Sharp examines the racial underpinnings of American culture, from the early industrial age to the Cold War. He explores the influence of Darwinism, frontier nostalgia, and literary modernism on the history and representations of nuclear weaponry. Taking into account such factors as anthropological race theory and Asian immigration, he charts the origins of a worldview that continues to shape our culture and politics. Sharp dissects Darwin’s arguments regarding the struggle between “civilization” and “savagery,” theories that fueled future-war stories ending in Anglo dominance in Britain and influenced Turnerian visions of the frontier in America. Citing George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil,” Sharp argues that many Americans still believe in the racially charged opposition between civilization and savagery, and consider the possibility of nonwhite “savages” gaining control of technology the biggest threat in the “war on terror.” His insightful book shows us that this conflict is but the latest installment in an ongoing saga that has been at the heart of American identity from the beginning—and that understanding it is essential if we are to eradicate racist mythologies from American life.
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Rule of Darkness

British Literature and Imperialism, 1830-1914

Author: Patrick Brantlinger

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 2458

A major contribution to the cultural and literary history of the Victorian age, Rule of Darkness maps the complex relationship between Victorian literary forms, genres, and theories and imperialist, racist ideology. Critics and cultural historians have usually regarded the Empire as being of marginal importance to early and mid-Victorian writers. Patrick Brantlinger asserts that the Empire was central to British culture as a source of ideological and artistic energy, both supported by and lending support to widespread belief in racial superiority, the need to transform "savagery" into "civilization," and the urgency of promoting emigration. Rule of Darkness brings together material from public records, memoirs, popular culture, and canonical literature. Brantlinger explores the influence of the novels of Captain Frederick Marryat, pioneer of British adolescent adventure fiction, and shows the importance of William Makepeace Thackeray's experience of India to his novels. He treats a number of Victorian best sellers previously ignored by literary historians, including the Anglo-Indian writer Philip Meadows Taylor's Confessions of a Thug and Seeta. Brantlinger situates explorers' narratives and travelogues by such famous author-adventurers as David Livingstone and Sir Richard Burton in relation to other forms of Victorian and Edwardian prose. Through readings of works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, John Hobson, and many others, he considers representations of Africa, India, and other non-British parts of the world in both fiction and nonfiction. The most comprehensive study yet of literature and imperialism in the early and mid-Victorian years, Rule of Darkness offers, in addition, a revisionary interpretation of imperialism as a significant factor in later British cultural history, from the 1880s to World War I. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with Victorian culture and society and, more generally, with the relationship between Victorian writers and imperialism, 'and between racist ideology and patterns of domination in modern history.
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Directions for the Gardiner

And Other Horticultural Advice

Author: John Evelyn,Maggie Campbell-Culver

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199232075

Category: Gardening

Page: 310

View: 2460

A unique edition of three gardening manuals, Directions for the Gardiner, the Kalendarium Hortense, a monthly guide to the gardening year, and Acetaria, on salad crops and their preparation for the table, this book offers a glimpse into our gardening past and is a charming companion for garden lovers everywhere.
Posted in Gardening

The Columbia History of the British Novel

Author: John Richetti,John Bender,Deirdre David,Michael Seidel

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780585041537

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1064

View: 9881

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Elizabeth von Arnim

Beyond the German Garden

Author: Dr Isobel Maddison

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472403959

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

View: 1142

In the first book-length treatment of Elizabeth von Arnim's fiction, Isobel Maddison examines her work in its historical and intellectual contexts, demonstrating that von Arnim's fine comic writing and complex and compelling narrative style reward close analysis. Organised chronologically and thematically, Maddison's book is informed by unpublished material from the British and Huntington Libraries, including correspondence between von Arnim, her publishers and prominent contemporaries such as H.G. Wells, Bertrand Russell and her cousin Katherine Mansfield -- whose early modernist prose is seen as indebted to von Arnim's earlier literary influence. Maddison's exploration of the novelist's critical reception is situated within recent discussions of the ‘middlebrow’ and establishes von Arnim as a serious author among her intellectual milieu, countering the misinformed belief that the author of such novels as Elizabeth and Her German Garden, The Caravaners, The Pastor's Wife and Vera wrote light-hearted fiction removed from gritty reality. On the contrary, various strands of socialist thought and von Arnim's wider political beliefs establish her as a significant author of British anti-invasion literature while weighty social issues underpin much of her later writing.
Posted in Literary Criticism