Invasion by Channel Tunnel

1876, Cassandra , The Channel Tunnel: or, England’s Ruin

Cassandra (1876) The Channel Tunnel; or, England's ruin, London, William Clowes and Sons No further information available at present ...
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1882, Anonymous , Submarina: or Green Eyes and Blue Glasses 

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 which we hear, I was under the impression before I left my club this evening that there could be no two opinions on the subject Is it too much for most obtuse and dull imagination on the other side of this House to picture the ...
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1882, Berney, T. , The battle of the channel tunnel and Dover Castle and forts 

Rev. Thomas Berney (1882) The battle of the channel tunnel and Dover Castle and forts : a letter (March 11th, 1882, but with some corrections and modifications) to the Right Honourable Wm. Ewart Gladstone, M.P., First Lord of the Treasury Sir, I beg leave with great respect to address you upon a subject which has long been a source of the greatest anxiety to me, and to which I am most thankful to see that you have given your recent attention in the appointing of a Scientific Committee ; and then, I learn, of a Committee on the question of ...
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1882, Demure One, The , The Battle of Boulogne: Or How Calais Became English Again 

The "Demure One" [pseud.] (1882) The Battle of Boulogne: Or How Calais Became English Again: Another Version of the Channel Tunnel Affair  1882 was a significant year for the student of apocalyptic writing. It is then that more apocalyptic books were published in England than at any other single time before 1914, and it was also a point at which the religious apocalyptic book temporarily gave way to its far more fashionable Future-War apocalyptic brother. The concerns centered chiefly on the proposed building of the channel tunnel and its possible use as a means of invasion by a foreign army ...
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1882, Grip , How John Bull Lost London 

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 ...
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1882, Guthrie, T.A, , The Seizure of the Channel Tunnel

Guthrie, T.A. (1882) The Seizure of the Channel Tunnel No further information available at this time ...
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1882, Vindex , England Crushed 

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 message and embodies the same fears as fictive accounts of invasion.  It ostensibly consisted of intercepted memoranda, addressed to an unidentified ‘Highborn Excellency’, from a German representative; the author of these memoranda suggested that the English work in collusion with them in order to defeat ...
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1883, Forth, C. , The Surprise of the Channel Tunnel 

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 invader has finally been driven out an Act is passed making it high treason even to propose building a tunnel again. Map of proposed Channel Tunnel 1880 ...
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1900, Allen, F.M. , London’s Peril 

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 impart it to your Government. If we come to terms, my life will not, it is possible, be a very valuable asset. Yet, I persuade myself that my countrymen will hereafter see that I acted in their interests. I am ready to disclose my secret ...
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1901, Pemberton, M. , Pro Patria 

Max Pemberton (1901) Pro Patria - Windsor Magazine June-Nov. 1901 The French plan an invasion of England through a channel tunnel they are constructing. SYNOPSIS OF EARLY CHAPTERS This story is related by Captain Alfred Hilliard, a young Englishman of considerable means and social position, who is spending some time on the Continent with his friend, Fordham. At Pau, Hilliard became acquainted with a Colonel Lepeletier and promptly fell in love with his daughter. When the Lepeletiers returned to their home in Calais, Hilliard followed them ; but though he had every reason to believe that Agnes Lepeletier cared for ...
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1907, Wood, W. , The Tunnel Terror 

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 Early Years and in the Science Fiction Encyclopedia ...
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