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.
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- Mike Ashley
- Visions of the future
In the 19th century, the British feared invasion by the French, terrorists and even aliens. Mike Ashley explains how these concerns were reflected in literature.