The Battle Of Dorking

The Battle Of Dorking

by George Chesney


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Sir George Tomkyns Chesney (1830-1895) was British Army general and brother of Colonel Charles Cornwallis Chesney. Educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, and at Addiscombe, he entered the Bengal Engineers as second lieutenant in 1848. He was employed for some years in the public works department and, on the outbreak of the Indian rebellion of 1857, joined the Ambala column, was field engineer at the battle of Badli-ke-serai, brigade-major of engineers throughout the siege of Delhi, and was severely wounded in the assault (he received a medal and clasp and a brevet majority). In 1860, he was appointed head of a new department in connection with the public works accounts. His book Indian Polity (1868), dealing with the administration of the several departments of the Indian government, attracted wide attention and remains a permanent textbook. In 1871, he contributed to Blackwoods Magazine a highly influential short story called The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer, a vivid account of a supposed invasion of England by the Germans after their victory over France.

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ISBN-13: 9781406591118
Publisher: Dodo Press
Publication date: 01/25/2008
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Age Range: 1 - 17 Years

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The Battle of Dorking (Fantasy and Horror Classics) 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That is all I can say for 56 pages of idiocy! !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This interesting story was penned to waken the English to the deplorable state of England's army. Told as an autobiographical point of view, the author strove to awaken the people to the lack of a trained reserve to defend the nation in case of an enemy, Germany defeated the Fleet and landed an army on England's shore
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was ok
Volanova More than 1 year ago
It's free, that's all you can say for it. The book is unreadable due to poor OCR scanning. Don't waste your time.