Invasion by Tunnel

1907, Wood, W. , The Tunnel Terror 

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Walter Wood (1907) The Tunnel Terror – attributed to Pearson’s Magazine March 1907 Set in 1920 a mistaken belief that the Germans are invading through the recently completed Channel Tunnel results in a mob blowing up the British end of the tunnel. The story is described in Everett Franklin Bleiler & Richard Bleiler’s Science-fiction, the […]

Invasion by Tunnel

1882, Anonymous , Submarina: or Green Eyes and Blue Glasses 

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Anonymous (1882) Submarina: or Green Eyes and Blue Glasses – The Channel Tunnel. Danger to England or No Danger!, London: Yates, Alexander and Shepheard, 21 Castle Street, Holborn,E.C A strange tale, from 100 years ahead, of the debates around the danger of a channel tunnel. Extract: As to the unmitigated disastrousness of the scheme of […]

Invasion by Tunnel

1882, Grip , How John Bull Lost London 

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Grip (1882) How John Bull Lost London or The Capture of The Channel Tunnel – London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington A French invasion through the Channel Tunnel. Includes the Battle of Guildford and the Capture of London. Full text at: https://archive.org/details/howjohnbulllost00gripgoog

Invasion by Tunnel

1882, Vindex , England Crushed 

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Vindex (pseudonym) England Crushed; The Secret of the Channel Tunnel Revealed: Being the Literal Translation of a Secret Despatch Recently Revised and Adopted by an August Federal Cabinet, Divulged to Vindex This was the work of a conspiracy theorist, and although it is not in the form of a fictional narrative, it carries the same […]

Invasion by Tunnel

1883, Forth, C. , The Surprise of the Channel Tunnel 

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C. Forth (1883) The Surprise of the Channel Tunnel Little information about this other than a brief entry in Norman Longmate’s (1991) Island Fortress: The Defence of Great Britian 1606-1945: 1883, saw the publication of C. Forth’s The Surprise of the Channel Tunnel, the normal work of imaginative fiction, notable only for its ending. After the […]

Invasion by Tunnel

1900, Allen, F.M. , London’s Peril 

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F.M. Allen [pseud. of Edmund Downey] (1900) London’s Peril A plan by the French to invade through a Channel Tunnel. “Then it is understood. The secret which I possess, and which I desire to sell,” said M. Dupont, “is known to very few, and to nobody else, in all human probability, who could or would […]