(1871) Reactions to The Battle of Dorking

after-dorking-front(1871) Reactions to The Battle of Dorking

In the months following the publication of Chesney’s The Battle of Dorking a veritable raft of articles and books appeared that variously explained:

  • What happened next
  • Why it couldn’t have happened as it did
  • What might have happened instead
  • Satires based on the work
  • The battle from a German point of view

They include the following (all 1871 unless noted otherwise and anonymous except where authors are listed):