Works – Mainstream Invasion Literature

1871, Hayward, A. , The Second Armada. A Chapter of Future History. 

Abraham Hayward (1871) The Second Armada. A Chapter of Future History. (aka. The Second Armada: A Chapter of Future History: Being a Reply to the German Conquest of England in 1875, and Battle of Dorking) Britain defeats an American navy which has invaded the Irish Sea in 1875 in order to help the Fenians, who now control Ireland [SFE] The story [Battle of Dorking] was seen as a 'wake up' call for rearmament and national preparation, a message which was emphasised by Abraham Hayward in Ins own more optimistic account entitled 'The Second Armada' which first appeared In The Times, ...
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1871, Hemyng , S. B. , The Commune in London 

Bracebridge Hemyng (1871) The Commune in London : or, Thirty years hence : a chapter of anticipated history, London : C.H. Clark. The Commune in London: A Chapter of Anticipated History (1871) by S B Hemyng, who describes, with a wealth of detail, the ravages and crimes committed in the good city of London by a bloodthirsty working class mob led by demonic female insurgents and secretly controlled by agents of the International. [International Socialism quoting Utopia Ltd. Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England 1870-1900 by Matthew Beaumont]. The Commune in London, or Thirty Years Hence: A Chapter of Anticipated ...
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1871, J.W.M. , The Siege of London 

J.W.M. (1871) The Siege of London: Reminiscences of "Another Volunteer" Records events directly after the main Battle of Dorking scenario, including the defeat of the German army attempting to occupy London [SFE] ...
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1871, McCauley, M. R. , Chapters from Future History: The Battle of Berlin 

Motly Ranke McCauley (1871) Chapters from Future History: The Battle of Berlin (Die Schlacht von Königsberg) - Note: dated 1890 as published An account of an imaginary war; Germany decides to take possession of Heligoland, and is defeated in the resulting war with Great Britain. Combats the pessimistic Battle of Dorking scenario through its focus on an 1875 Germany about to turn republican. An Invasion on the part of British and other forces, and the defeat of Russian imperialists, indeed generates a republic, and the eventual confederation of all Europe [SFE] Full text at: http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015050664161;view=1up;seq=9 ...
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1871, Moltruhn, M. ,The Other Side of the Battle of Dorking

Maximilian Moltruhn (1871) The Other Side of the Battle of Dorking, or Reminisences of an Invader, London, Whittaker Moltruhn is believed to be the pseudonym of an unidentified British writer. The Other Side at the Battle of Dorking (1871) by Maximilian Moltruhn, retelling the original tale of British defeat from a German viewpoint. A German participant in the Invasion of the UK tells his story; the tale preserves the main thrust of the Battle of Dorking scenario: the defeat of the unready British. [SFE] It begins with a parody of the opening of The Battle of Dorking: “You ask me, ...
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1871, Payn, J. , The Cruise of the Anti-Torpedo 

James Payn (1871) The Cruise of the Anti-Torpedo, Chambers Journal [Being an account of the voyage of the last ship left to England after its conquest by Bismark & Co. (Limited) ; what she did, and what she omitted to do; and how she finally succeeded single-handed (as a pawn regains a queen), in restoring the fallen fortunes of our beloved country.] One of the many post-Battle of Dorking stories. THE CRUISE OF THE ANTI-TORPEDO. IN THREE CHAPTERS.—CHAPTER 1. 'Go on ahead!' cried our gallant captain. 'Go on ahead !' reiterated the call-boy in his shrill treble; and that noble ...
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1871, Reactions to The Battle of Dorking

(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 nextWhy it couldn't have happened as it didWhat might have happened insteadSatires based on the workThe battle from a German point of view They include the following (all 1871 unless noted otherwise and anonymous except where authors are listed): A Punch verse on the Battle of DorkingAfter the Battle of Dorking; or what became of the invaders?The Battle of Dorking: a MythBritannia in CouncilThe cruise of the Anti-Torpedo ...
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1874, Macaulay, C. , The Carving of Turkey

Clarendon Macaulay [Walter Marshall Adams] (1874) The Carving of Turkey; a chapter of European history, from sources hitherto unpublished. London, Meads & Co ...
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1875, Anonymous , The Battle of Pluck

Anonymous (1875) The Battle of Pluck No information currently available ...
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1876, Anonymous , The Invasion of 1883

Anonymous (1876) The Invasion of 1883. A Chapter from the Book of Fate, Glasgow, James Maclehose. Glasgow Herald - Monday 22 May 1876, p.5: INVASION OF SCOTLAND BY THE GERMANS. The Invasion of 1883, a Chapter from the Book of Fate," is the title of a little pamphlet published by Mr James MacLehose, of this city. It is one of the numerous brood of the famous "Battle of Dorking," which in its time set the whole country a-cackling. The Glasgow chicken is not, however, altogether unworthy of its game-cockish paternity; for although it has chipped the shell at a pretty ...
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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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1877, Anonymous , Fifty Years Hence – An Old Soldiers Tale of England’s Downfall 

Anonymous (1877) Fifty Years Hence - An Old Soldiers Tale of England's Downfall, London, G.W. Bacon & Co. A soldier's reminiscences from 1927. Britain gets dragged into a conflict between Russia and Turkey on the Turkish side. Austria, our only ally, is pressured by Germany to stand aside and the British declare war on Russia when the Suez canal is blocked and Alexandria bombarded. Germany aligns with Russia. Our fleet suffers eventual defeat and a weakened Britain cannot prevent an uprising in India that quickly frees it from British rule. Britain is forced to accept punitive peace terms. IT was ...
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