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The story caught the public imagination. When reprinted it sold 80, copies and was translated into a score of languages. There was no immediate military response but in the s forts were erected on Box Hill and Ranmore.
Lord Ashcombe, owner of Denbies, provided the local volunteer force with land and funds for a drill hall. Though its notoriety arose from the concerns of its time — the birth of a unified Germany, the unfitness of the army, and the development of new means of transport and communication — the tale had a long life in public consciousness in both Britain and Germany.
Chesney believed that Great Britain was unprepared for an armed invasion from Germany, especially after its victory in the Franco-Prussian War of The story is told in retrospect from 50 years in the future when a soldier recounts to his grandson the terrible events. They march upon London and the final battle is at Dorking in the Surrey Hills.
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The Battle Of Dorking: Reminiscences Of A Volunteer. From Blackwood's Magazine, May 1871
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