Dorking

A History of the Town

Author: John Shenton Bright

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554770895

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 1841

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Dorking in the Great War

Author: Kathryn Atherton

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473854407

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 947

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.
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I, Nigel Dorking

Author: Mary-Anne Fahey

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 085796772X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Do not under any circumstances read this book. It's the incredibly and extremely private story of Nigel Dorking. Put it down immediately. Do Not Read Beyond This Point. This is the Really Really Extremely Private Story of Nigel Dorking, Incredibly Smart for his IQ, Tall, and Precocious, but Perilously Unhappy. N igel Dorking I s desperate to win his father back. And G iven he's so smart, far smarter than his horrible stepmother the E vil Babette, surely he won't end up L osing Dad to his new family? If only D ad hadn't fallen for her and totally ruined their lives. O bviously having a spastic and R eally retarded brother like Ivan hasn't helped, as they tend not to impress fathers. K nowledge, however, Nigel is certain, will impress Dad. I f he can amaze and dazzle Dad with his interesting facts, Maybe then N igel's Dad will come home, and then he, Nigel, will have achieved his holy G rail.
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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: 9780365732631

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

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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

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

View: 4182

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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Letters from the Dorking Emigrants

Who Went to Upper Canada in the Spring of 1832

Author: Charles Barclay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: 44

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The Book of the Dorking

A Brief Monograph Upon the Origin, Varieties, Breeding and Management of the Dorking Fowl

Author: H. Hudson Stoddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dorking chicken

Page: 35

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Early Victorian Dorking

A Mid-nineteenth Century Country Town

Author: Robert Humphreys

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dorking (England)

Page: 80

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The Battle of Dorking

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497691052

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

View: 8476

Britain is under attack, and winning at Dorking is the only way the empire can be saved It is the late nineteenth century, and a country much like Germany is on the move in Europe. It has already beaten its rivals on the continent and mobilized to the Netherlands, provoking the fear of British citizens. Then the nation strikes. Its powerful weapons destroy the Royal Navy, and invasion cannot be far behind. Written as a hypothetical exercise to raise awareness among average British citizens about the potential danger that a resurgent Germany could pose, The Battle of Dorking earned its place in literary history as the forerunner to the invasion-novel genre, predating The War of the Worlds by almost twenty years. The novel’s drama, which culminates in a fight that will change the course of history forever, thrilled audiences when it was originally released as a serial, and it maintains its power today. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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Memories of Old Dorking

Author: Charles Rose,John Attlee,William Henry Dinnage

Publisher: Kohler & Coombes

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 3216

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