Torpedo Warfare

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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1912, Naval Officer , Great Was the Fall 

Naval Officer [Signed A H M] (1912) Great Was the Fall, London, J. Long An invasion by Germany on an unprepared Britain. Cautionary novel of the Battle of Dorking sort, with full novelistic treatment. The basic point of view is politically conservative grousing at British Naval unpreparedness due to false economy and 'misdirection' of government funds to programs for social improvement. [Everett Franklin Bleiler, Richard Bleiler (1990) Science-fiction, the Early Years] Preface: THIS book is dedicated to the British public, who know dangerously little about the Navy. It is written with no desire to create a scare, but in the ...
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1913, Eardley-Wilmot, S.M. , The battle of the North Sea in 1914 

Captain S. M. Eardley-Wilmot (1894) The Next Naval War , London, Edward Stanford A description of a future naval war between Britain and France written by a respected naval writer and historian. Eardley-Wilmot is an expert in naval matters, and it is interesting to read his predictions, put into the historical tense, of what will happen in 1895, when France declares war with us on our failing to comply with her demand for the immediate evacuation of Egypt. [Review in Spectator - 21st July 1894] Extracts: Though the announcement in the morning papers of March the 1st, 1895, that the ...
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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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