Montague, C E

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(1867-1928) UK editor and journalist, with the Manchester Guardian from 1890 to 1925, a span only broken by seriously over-age active service in World War One; as an author he is of interest for his Future War Satire, Right Off the Map (1927), in which two Ruritanian republics, Porto and Ria, are pitted against one another, to little avail. Despite his disapproval of the war effort, Montague volunteered for active service (he was over-age) in World War One, and had little patience for the patriotic bombast typical of Dreadful Warning tales of an earlier generation; Right Off the Map fits clearly in spirit into the Aftermath culture of the 1920s. [JC]

Charles Edward Montague

born Twickenham, Middlesex: 1 January 1867

died Manchester, England: 28 May 1928

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