La Guerre Infernale: aerial warfare science fiction

Description

Pierre Giffard’s La Guerre Infernale (The Infernal War, 1908) was an adventure story for children, published in weekly instalments. The book depicted a German attack on London, and war between the United States and Japan. Aerial warfare, tanks and chemical weapons featured heavily.

Full title:
La Guerre Infernale
Published:
1908, Paris
Format:
Book / Illustration / Image
Creator:
Pierre Giffard, Albert Robida
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
12839.h.38.

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