Aerial Warfare

1908, Kernahan, C. , The Red Peril 

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Coulson Kernahan (1908) The Red Peril, London, Hurst and Blackett Limited A planned German invasion of Britain. The Emperor smiled. ” Why don’t you warn the English Government,” he said, that in view of the certainty of the introduction of the airship within the next few years, England would do well to prepare for foreign […]

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1910, London, J. , The Unparalleled Invasion 

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Jack London (1910) The Unparalleled Invasion Under the influence of Japan, China modernizes and undergoes its own version of the Meiji Reforms in the 1910s. In 1922, China breaks away from Japan and fights a brief war that culminates in the Chinese annexation of the Japanese possessions of Korea, Formosa, and Manchuria. Over the next […]

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1883, Robida, A. , La Guerre au Vingtième Siècle 

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Albert Robida (1883) La Guerre au Vingtième Siècle A fantastical view of warfare in the 20C from the French illustrator Robida involving aircraft, tanks, chemical and biological weapons. Robida is said to have shown a penchant for satire even in his youth; by 1873, he had founded his own satirical journal, La Caricature. A decade […]

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1895, Ellis, T.M. , Zalma 

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T. Mullet Ellis (1895) Zalma The eponymous female villain in Zalma (1895) by T Mullett Ellis seeks to continue her father’s efforts to destroy the nobility of Europe and plans to release balloons laden with anthrax over the capital cities, but is thankfully thwarted before she can carry out her plan. [Mike Ashley, The Fear […]