by William Le Queux
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2011
Number of pages: 270
The object of this book is to illustrate our utter unpreparedness for war from a military standpoint; to show how, under certain conditions which may easily occur, England can be successfully invaded by Germany; and to present a picture of the ruin which must inevitably fall upon us on the evening of that not far-distant day.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Nathan Gallizier - L.C. Page & Company
The darkness of the tenth century is dissipated by no contemporary historian. Monkish chronicles alone shed a faint light over the chaos of the Italian world. The seat of empire had shifted from the banks of the Tiber to the shores of the Bosporus.
by L. Muhlbach - Project Gutenberg
Profound silence reigned in the valleys and gorges of Jena and Auerstadt. The battles were over. The victorious French had marched to Jena to repose for a few days, while the defeated Prussians had fled to Weimar, or were wandering across the fields.
by Jennie Hall - The Macmillan Company
I knew a boy who was digging a cave in a sandy place, and he found an Indian grave. With his own hands he uncovered the bones and skull of some brave warrior. That brown skull was more precious to him than a mint of money.
by Pierre Loti - J. B. Lippincott Company
One evening a train full of Belgian refugees had just entered the railway station of one of our southern towns. Worn out and dazed, the poor martyrs stepped down slowly, one by one, on to the platform where Frenchmen were waiting to welcome them.