Nineteenth Century, 1882. First Edition. Disbound. Very Good Condition. Item #220207
In 1881 the Anglo-French Submarine Railway Company began to tunnel into the Channel from both the French and English sides. With interesting new technology to handle the task of boring, and engineering expertise developed from the railways and the Suez Canal, relatively good progress was made quite swiftly. Then the political, military, and security implications of the project began to be taken seriously by parliament. Questions were raised about the risks of military invasion being facilitated by the ease of rapid transport through the tunnel and in 1882 all work was stopped by the British government, who had been unhappy with the weak assurances provided by the Submarine Railway Company. The collection of articles presented here cover a variety of issues in this debate, presenting a clear insight into the political objections as illustrated by the key signatories to the petition of leading politicians and military men, opposing views of those in support, and even the perceptions of the French. The political and security questions have a peculiarly modern tone to them, and the issues surrounding the Tunnel have been perfectly captured by these 1882 papers. Note; this is an original article separated from the volume, not a reprint or copy. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Nineteenth Century Magazine; Collections. Inventory No: 220207.
Keywords: BZDB395 Antiquarian & Rare; Nineteenth Century Magazine; Collections. The Proposed Channel Tunnel 1882 A collection of 14 interesting articles all bar one published in 1882 chiefly concerned with objections and concerns with the scientific econom