Synopses & Reviews
The imaginary wars in this collection of sixteen stories, extensively illustrated with carefully chosen contemporary drawings, are powerful reminiscences of dominant expectations as these were perceived and projected during a fateful period of history.
Table of Contents
Introduction : The paper warriors and their fights of fantasy / I.F. Clarke -- The Battle of Dorking : reminiscences of a volunteer (1871) / George Tomkyns Chesney -- The Battle of Dorking (1871) / anonymous -- Der Ruhm, or, The wreck of German unity. The narrative of a Brandenburger Hauptmann (1871) / anonymous -- La Guerre au Vingtie Siáecle (1887) / Albert Robida -- The taking of Dover (1888) / Horace Francis Lester -- In a conning tower : how I took HMS Majestic into action (1888) / Hugh Oakley Arnold-Forster -- The stricken nation (1890) / Hugh Grattan Donnelly -- The raid of Le Vengeur (1901) / George Griffith -- The green curve / Ernest Swinton -- The trenches (1908) / C.E. Vickers -- The secret of the army aeroplane (1909) / A.A. Milne -- The unparalleled invasion (1910) / Jack London -- A vision of the future (1912) / Gustaf Janson -- Planes! (1913) / Frederick Britten Austin -- Danger! Being the log of Captain John Sirius (1914) / Arthur Conan Doyle -- Frankreichs Ende im Jahr 19?? (1945) / Adolf Sommerfeld.