General Staff [pseud.] (1906) The Writing on the Wall

writing_on_wall_coverGeneral Staff [pseud.] (1906) The Writing on the Wall, London, William Heinemann

Presented as an excerpt of a history book from 1915 recounting the events of a successful German attack on Britain in 1908 and the ensuing war that involved also France, Austria and Russia.

The object of this work is to call the attention of the public to the absolute unpreparedness of our land forces for the tasks which they may be called upon to perform.

The ‘history’ ends with a detailed description of the reforms that were enacted in Britain to prevent any future such disasters.

The book was published in a German edition in the same year.