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gerontius grumpus
50423.  Fri Feb 10, 2006 7:19 pm Reply with quote

The Battle of Dorking was a short novel by George Chesney, published in 1871 in Blackwoods Magazine. It was about an invasion of England by a German speaking army (although it did not say they were German) and the defence of Dorking by 1000 citizens.
It caused quite a stir in Britain after France had been so easily defeated by the emergent German empire the previous year.
A month after its publication, a German newspaper published an article suggesting that England had become too decadent and should be ruled by Germany.
This fueled anti German feeling in britain and gave a boost to the republican movement with resentment of Queen Victoria over her German ancestry and sentiments.
It also led the way for a genre of invasion literature, most of which cast the French as the invaders, as in The Great war in England 1897 by William Le Queux, published in 1894.
Erskine Childers' The Riddle of the Sands, 1902, concerned preparations for a German invasion and is generally regarded as the first modern spy novel.
In 1906, Le Queux published his most popular novel, The Invasion of 1910, this time with The Germans as invaders.

 
Woodsman
50454.  Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:58 pm Reply with quote

Sounds like a self fulfilling prophesy.

Keep writing it up and eventually they will try to do it.

 
samivel
50455.  Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:06 pm Reply with quote

Well there have been novels written about Utopias and they haven't happened

 
mckeonj
50481.  Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:31 am Reply with quote

samivel wrote:
Well there have been novels written about Utopias and they haven't happened

because Utopia is nowhere

 
samivel
50509.  Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:37 am Reply with quote

Hmm, that's true. I take it back :)

 
Woodsman
50538.  Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:03 am Reply with quote

So, Nowhere Man is a Utopian, so Utopia must be somewhere.

 
Quaintly Ignorant
50542.  Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:09 am Reply with quote

The next sentence is false.
The Previous sentence is true.
Welcome to Utopia.

 
gerontius grumpus
50646.  Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:53 pm Reply with quote

Woodsman wrote:
So, Nowhere Man is a Utopian, so Utopia must be somewhere.


So this could be a connection with the Nutopian national anthem on the Mindgames album.

 

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