Submarine Warfare

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

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 later, he published the first of a trilogy of satirical, futuristic novels, The Twentieth Century (Le Vingtieme siecle), which portrayed everyday life in 1950s France. That book would be followed in 1887 by War in the Twentieth Century (La Guerre au Vingtieme siecle), and in ...
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1894, Mayo, Earl of , The War Cruise of the Aries 

The Earl of Mayo (1894) The War Cruise of the Aries, Illustrated by William Boulton, Dublin, Edward Ponsonby CHAPTER 1. HISTORY OF THE WAR. In 18__  England was at war with France; and before coming to the history of the cruise of the 'Aries,' it is proposed to recount, as briefly as possible, the events which led to that short, but terrible struggle. It was a well-known fact that France was intriguing with the ruler of Egypt against England. A plot was discovered; the conspirators had arranged a general rising; an attempt to fire the barracks occupied by the British ...
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1900, Oshikawa , The Submarine Battleship 

Oshikawa Shunro (1900) Kaitei gunkan (The Submarine Battleship) (aka. The Undersea Battleship or The Underwater Battleship) Invasion literature had its impact also in Japan, at the time undergoing a fast process of modernization. Shunrō Oshikawa, a pioneer of Japanese science fiction and adventure stories (genres unknown in Japan until a few years earlier), published around the start of the 20th century the best-seller Kaitō Bōken Kidan: Kaitei Gunkan ("Undersea Battleship"): the story of an armoured, ram-armed submarine involved in a future history of war between Japan and Russia. The novel reflected the imperialist ambitions of Japan at the time, and ...
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1901, Griffith, G. , The Raid of Le Vengeur 

George Griffith (1901) The Raid of Le Vengeur, Pearson's Magazine - February 1901 Chapter I.--THE DREAM OF CAPTAIN FLAUBERT.  It was the third morning after the naval manoeuvres at Cherbourg, and since their conclusion Captain Leon Flaubert, of the Marine Experimental Department of the French Navy, had not had three consecutive hours' sleep.  He was an enthusiast on the subject of submarine navigation. He firmly believed that the nation which could put to sea the first really effective fleet of submarine vessels would hold the fleets of rival nations at its mercy and acquire the whole ocean and its coasts ...
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1901, Pemberton, M. , The Giant’s Gate 

Sir Max Pemberton (1901) The Giant's Gate, the Story of a Great Adventure Sir Max Pemberton (19 June 1863 – 22 February 1950) was a popular British novelist, working mainly in the adventure and mystery genres. He was educated at St Albans School, Merchant Taylors' School, and Caius College, Cambridge. A clubman, journalist and dandy (Lord Northcliffe admired his 'fancy vests'), he frequented both Fleet Street and The Savage Club. Pemberton was the editor of boys' magazine Chums in 1892–1893 during its heyday. Between 1896 and 1906 he also edited Cassell's Magazine, in which capacity he published the early works ...
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1904, Griffith, G. , The Stolen Submarine 

Griffith, G. (1904) The Stolen Submarine  - serialised in 1904 in Dundee Evening Telegraph. [Other sydications to be checked] Published in book form as The Stolen Submarine: A Tale of the Russo-Japanese War by by F. V. White & Co., Ltd. in London. An advanced French super-submarine is stolen and sold to Russia. " THE STOLEN SUBMARINE."THE SERIAL STORY FOR THE TIME !By George Griffith.New and Exciting Tale of Modern Warfare.A COLOSSAL BOOM BY AN EMINENT NOVELIST.This novel. which been running as a serial in a great London Daily is creating an extraordinary interest amongst all classes of the community ...
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1905, Wood, W. , Submarined 

Walter Wood (1905) Submarined - Pearson's Magazine, February 1905 A short story of a disabled British battleship taking refuge and defending itself against a submarine attack by a diver blowing up the submarine with a mine. In Walter Wood's story, "Submarined," the lieutenant of a damaged battleship turns the tables on an enemy submarine. The battleship Samson limps into an out-of-the-way cove to make repairs, but is spotted by an enemy torpedo boat, which quickly withdraws. The crew of the Samson realizes the enemy will send a submarine at night to finish off the battleship; they discuss their options. Lieutenant ...
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1907, Griffith, G. , The world peril of 1910 

George Griffith (1907) The world peril of 1910, London,  F. V. White & Co. Ltd. CHAPTER I - A MOMENTOUS EXPERIMENT On the first day of July, 1908, a scene which was destined to become historic took place in the great Lecture Theatre in the Imperial College at Potsdam. It was just a year and a few days after the swimming race between John Castellan and the Englishman in Clifden Bay. There were four people present. The doors were locked and guarded by two sentries outside. The German Emperor, Count Herold von Steinitz, Chancellor of the Empire, Field-Marshal Count Friedrich ...
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1909, Le Queux, W. , Spies of the Kaiser 

William Le Queux (1909) Spies of the Kaiser. Plotting the Downfall of England Spies of the Kaiser  was published in 1909, and raised spymania to new extremes. Again, Le Queux’s fantasies had their popularity massively boosted by the  Daily Mail’s hype machine. And again the story was presented as non-fiction. [Graeme Shimmin, Le Queux: How One Crazy Spy Novelist Created MI5 and MI6] Still, as fanned by Le Queux, Lord Roberts and the press, British suspicions of Germany reached its high-water mark upon publication of Spies of the Kaiser. Teeming with authentic and, if not evidence, at least well researched ...
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1914, Conan Doyle, A. , Danger! and Other Stories 

The Riddle by Maldwin Drummond (1985) Nautical Books, London This is the definitive study of the background to the writing of The Riddle of the Sands. It includes details of Childers own sailing experiences and also a detailed account of the reception afforded the book in official circles and Childers involvement in this. Since 1904 The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers has been the best known tale of yachting fiction in the English language. It has been continuously in print in numerous editions, has been the subject of a motion picture and has generated scores of articles and ...
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