White, Arnold Henry

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(1848-1925) UK businessman, politician, journalist and author of a Future War tale, When War Breaks Out [for subtitle see Checklist below] (1898 chap) with H W Wilson, a fairly late example of the Battle of Dorking story, with Britain in this case almost suffering defeat at the hands of France and Russia, though America comes to her aid, enabling Britain to win a sea victory. Wilson was active in the Navy League in the 1890s, and during the early 1900s was a prominent advocate of pre-emptive action against the buildup of the German fleet. His later years were stained by anti-Semitism, jingoism, and an extremist understanding of the use of Eugenics to keep Britain strong. [JC]

Arnold Henry White

born Chapel House, All Saints, Hereford: 2 February 1848

died Farnham Common, Buckinghamshire: 5 February 1925

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