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The Great War of 189-

The Great War of 189-
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THE GREAT WAR OF 189—

THE BOMBARDMENT OF VARNA.
‘A black mass of some kind was seen to drop from the Russian balloon; as it reached the level of tallest buildings it suddenly exploded, its course being marked by crashing buildings and falling ruins.’
Frontispiece.

THE
GREAT WAR OF 189—
A FORECAST

BY
REAR-ADMIRAL P. COLOMB COLONEL J. F. MAURICE, R.A., CAPTAIN F. N. MAUDE, ARCHIBALD FORBES, CHARLES LOWE, D. CHRISTIE MURRAY AND F. SCUDAMORE
WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS FROM SKETCHES SPECIALLY MADE FOR ‘BLACK AND WHITE’ BY F. VILLIERS
LONDON
WILLIAM HEINEMANN
1895
SECOND EDITION
First Edition, December, 1892

NOTE.

The following narrative appeared originally in the pagesof Black and White, the work being the outcome of consultationsbetween some of the most eminent authorities uponmodern warfare and international politics. The story hasbeen carefully revised, and is now reprinted in response toa general wish that it should be available in a convenientform.

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CONTENTS

PAGE
 
Attempted Assassination of Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria, 1
 
Russian Movement upon the Austrian Frontier, 26
 
Interview between General Caprivi and the French Ambassador, 30
 
Departure of Troops to the East, 32
 
Banquet in the Schloss, 33
 
Ill-treatment of a War-correspondent by the German Hussars, 37
 
The Austrian Plan of Campaign, 40
 
First Collision of Russian and German Troops, 43
 
Warlike Excitement in Paris, 44
 
Declaration of War by France, 52
 
The German Plan of Campaign, 61
 
The French Plan of Campaign, 65
 
Public Feeling of England, 66
 
Battle at Alexandrovo, 71
 
Occupation of Alexandrovo by the Germans, 74
 
Capture of Czenstochau by Prince George of Saxony, 76
 
Night Attack by the Russians, 78
 
Repulse of the German Army, 85
 
Excitement in Brussels, 86
 
The Meeting of the Four Fleets, 92
 
Retreat of French Cruisers, 96
 
On Board the Flagship, 99
 
Preparations for the Landing of British Troops at Trebizonde, 102
 
Repulse of the Russians, 106
 
The Russo-German Campaign—Great Battle at Skierniwiçe, 110
 
Italy mobilises her Army, and takes the Field against France, 121
 
The Council of War, 124
 
Italian Route—Through the Riviera, 126
 
Battle of Costebelle, 129
 
The Landing at Trebizonde, 132
 
Mobilisation of the First Army Corps, 138
 
Russia declares War against England, 147
 
Declaration of War in London, 148
 
viiiThe Position of Affairs, 158
 
Preparations in the Mediterranean Fleet, 160
 
The Battle of Sardinia, 165
 
The Franco-German Campaign—Cavalry Engagement near Ligny, 171
 
Engagement at Vaux Champagne, 178
 
The Battle of Machault, 184
 
The War in the far East—The Capture of Vladivostock, 193
 
Events in the East of Europe, 199
 
Arrival of British Troops in the Sea of Marmora, 201
 
Feeling in Australia, 206
 
Instructions from the Admiralty, 211
 
The Franco-German Campaign—The German Advance, 213
 
Advance of the Second and Third Armies on Paris, 221
 
The March upon the French Capital, 223
 
British Campaign in Bulgaria, 225
 
The Bombardment of Varna, 228
 
Rout of the Russian Army, 234
 
The Battle of Kosluji, 236
 
Enthusiasm in Cairo, 241
 
French Intrigues in Egypt, 248
 
Fierce Battle near Wady Halfa, 252
 
The Franco-German Campaign—Rescue of Paris, 258
 
Advance of General de Galliffet, 262
 
Brisk Cavalry Engagement, 265
 
Great Victory of the French, 267
 
The General Situation, 274
 
Capture of Sierra Leone by the French, 279
 
Siege of Herat, 281
 
Dispatch of Troops by the Canadian Pacific Railway to India, 282
 
Cessation of Hostilities—France and Germany, 287
 
England and Russia, 289
 
The Services of England, 293
 
General Effects of the War, 295
 
 
Appendix.
 
Sir Charles Tupper on Imperial Defence, 299
 
An Interview with the Right Hon. Sir Charles Dilke, 303
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE
 
The Bombardment of Varna, Frontispiece
 
The Attempted Assassination of Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria, 11
 
M. Stambuloff, Prime Minister of Bulgaria, appointed Regent after the attempted Assassination of Prince Ferdinand, 13
 
The Bulgarian Mobilisation—Troops marching through the streets of Philippopolis, 15
 
The Servo-Bulgarian Campaign—Through Pirot to the Front, 17
 
An Affair of Outpost—The First Shot in the Servo-Bulgarian Campaign, 19
 
The Occupation of Belgrade—‘Here at Last!’ 21
 
With the Turks: Admiral Woods Pacha’s Fleet of Torpedo Boats steaming through the Bosphorus, 24
 
Russian Infantry Landing at Varna, 25
 
The Knights of
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