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The Battle of Dorking, and When William Came ePUB µ



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    This review is for When William Came reviewed The Battle of Dorking previously When William Came is an early alternate history, imagining Germany defeating Britain and occupying the British Isles Some royalty has headed to overseas British holdings in India and Africa, and others are making due with the new Teutonic ruling class The main character Yeovil is returning home to his wife after being sick in Russia during the British German War At first, he is disgusted at the attitudes of upper This review is for When William Came reviewed The Battle of Dorking previously When William Came is an early alternate history, imagining Germany defeating Britain and occupying the British Isles Some royalty has headed to overseas British holdings in India and Africa, and others are making due with the new Teutonic ruling class The main character Yeovil is returning home to his wife after being sick in Russia during the British German War At first, he is disgusted at the attitudes of upper crust society, who areinterested in the opportunities for social climbing than the recent national disaster At first, Yeovil has certain grand ideas of ways to foment resistance in England, but soon enough he also succumbs to the day to day needs of leisure and recreation That seemed a very true way to write the story, and if it ended in thatdefeatist way, I would have preferred it to theoptimistic ending of the younger English quietly coalescing into a resistance, which seemed too rosy given the tone of the book This book also has a pervasive amount of casual antisemitism, especially in the high society scenes I am curious if this is the author satirizing views of the upper class, his personal views, or just the general atmosphere at the time It was certainly noticeable though


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The Battle of Dorking, and When William Came (Oxford Popular Fiction Series) ➠ [Epub] ➚ The Battle of Dorking, and When William Came (Oxford Popular Fiction Series) By George Tomkyns Chesney ➪ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This volume contains two imaginary tales of a, German invasion of England The first, The Battle of Dorking, was written in by Sir George Tomkyns Chesny, and sparked great controversy when it was init This volume contains two imaginary tales of of Dorking, PDF/EPUB ¾ a, German invasion of England The first, The Battle of Dorking, was written inby Sir George Tomkyns Chesny, and sparked great controversy when it was initially serialized The Battle Epub / anonymously in Blackwood s Magazine It inflamed the English anxieties over the emergence of Germany as a great military power, and raised doubts about the preparedness of Britain for a possible war In the story, Battle of Dorking, Kindle × German invaders conquer England because they are better trained, better equipped, and have a vast conscript army In turn, the story is both a thinly veiled call to action by Chesny, as well as a well crafted work of fiction The second story in the volume, When William Came by Saki, is a bitter tale which imagines England under the rule of a German royalty now ensconced in Buckingham Palace Written in , it was published at a time when world war was inevitable indeed, Saki would soon lose his life in the war on the continent Both books mark the course of the then flourishing future war genre, showing the fascination for invention on the part of the authors, and their impassioned pleas to their readers patriotism.