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August Niemann
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The Coming Conquest of England

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The Coming Conquest of England is a classic utopian novel that displayed the German lust for world domination long before either of the two world wars.

The story that I shall portray in the following pages is not a chapter of the world's past history; it is the picture as it clearly developed itself to my mind's eye, on the publication of the first despatch of the Viceroy A
Published 1904 by Putnam
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Tim Taylor
I read this some years ago from Project Guttenberg, which I was mining for contemporary pre-Great War novels. In that context, I thought this was a fascinating and enjoyable read. This is the German equivalent of the 1903 novel The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers.

In the same way, Niemann's novel feels at times heavy handed and overly keen to tell the reader how much the British deserve to be punished for their arrogance. Or should that be the English? Like a lot of contemporary non-Brit
Matt Howard
This book, published in German at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, was speculative military fiction. It posits a war against England that commences with a Russian invasion of India, and culminates in the successful invasion of England by French and German armies. It is most of interest in its exposition of the attitude of the German political classes towards England, and well worth reading. Obtainable by download from Google Books
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