The Battle of Dorking

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497691052

Category: Fiction

Page: 47

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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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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: N.A

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 58

View: 1667

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The Battle of Dorking

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 79

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What Happened After the Battle of Dorking

Author: Charles John Stone

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780559932526

Category: History

Page: 60

View: 6351

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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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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British Images of Germany

Admiration, Antagonism & Ambivalence, 1860-1914

Author: R. Scully

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283467

Category: History

Page: 395

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British Images of Germany is the first full-length cultural history of Britain's relationship with Germany in the key period leading up to the First World War. Richard Scully reassesses what is imagined to be a fraught relationship, illuminating the sense of kinship Britons felt for Germany even in times of diplomatic tension.
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The War of the Worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science fiction

Page: 288

View: 7456

H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.
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What Happened After the Battle of Dorking - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Charles John Stone

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781298193803

Category:

Page: 60

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Science-fiction, the Early Years

A Full Description of More Than 3,000 Science-fiction Stories from Earliest Times to the Appearance of the Genre Magazines in 1930 : with Author, Title, and Motif Indexes

Author: Everett Franklin Bleiler,Richard Bleiler

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873384162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 998

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Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries
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The First World War as a Clash of Cultures

Author: Fred Bridgham,Frederick George Thomas Bridgham

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1571133402

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 7442

Essays examining the rift between British and German intellectual and cultural traditions before 1914 and its effect on events.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald,Douglas Menville,Mary A. Burgess

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0941028763

Category: Reference

Page: 800

View: 1971

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
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The Pity of War

Explaining World War I

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 078672529X

Category: History

Page: 352

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In The Pity of War, Niall Ferguson makes a simple and provocative argument: that the human atrocity known as the Great War was entirely England's fault. Britain, according to Ferguson, entered into war based on naïve assumptions of German aims—and England's entry into the war transformed a Continental conflict into a world war, which they then badly mishandled, necessitating American involvement. The war was not inevitable, Ferguson argues, but rather the result of the mistaken decisions of individuals who would later claim to have been in the grip of huge impersonal forces.That the war was wicked, horrific, inhuman,is memorialized in part by the poetry of men like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, but also by cold statistics. More British soldiers were killed in the first day of the Battle of the Somme than Americans in the Vietnam War; indeed, the total British fatalities in that single battle—some 420,000—exceeds the entire American fatalities for both World Wars. And yet, as Ferguson writes, while the war itself was a disastrous folly, the great majority of men who fought it did so with enthusiasm. Ferguson vividly brings back to life this terrifying period, not through dry citation of chronological chapter and verse but through a series of brilliant chapters focusing on key ways in which we now view the First World War.For anyone wanting to understand why wars are fought, why men are willing to fight them, and why the world is as it is today, there is no sharper nor more stimulating guide than Niall Ferguson's The Pity of War.
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The Great War in England in 1897

Author: William Le Queux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 330

View: 2804

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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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