Britannia's Fist: From Civil War to World War: An Alternate History

Britannia's Fist: From Civil War to World War: An Alternate History

Peter G. Tsouras

as soon as too frequently within the battle among the States, nice Britain’s help for the Confederacy takes it to the edge of conflict with the Union. The break out of a British-built accomplice ironclad eventually ignites the heap of flamable animosities and nationwide pursuits. whilst the U.S. military seizes it in British waters, the consequent conflict spirals into all-out struggle. Napoleon III eagerly joins the British and publicizes warfare at the usa. in the meantime, treason uncoils within the North because the anti-war Democrats, often called Copperheads, plot to overthrow the U.S. executive and take the Midwest into the Confederacy.

Britannia’s fist moves fast and tough. in addition to the Canadians, the British invade big apple and Maine, and the Royal army moves on the South Atlantic blocking off Squadron. The conflict at Charleston is history’s first nice naval conflict among ironclads. in the meantime, a French military marches into Texas from Mexico, and the French army assaults the Gulf coast. within the Midwest, the Copperheads upward push in rebellion to free up accomplice POWs and arm them with stockpiled guns. by no means has the Republic been in such peril.

Britannia’s Fist brilliantly describes not only a conflict of stroke and counterstroke yet one within which new technologies—repeating guns, statement balloons, advances in naval ordnance and armament—become important elements within the fight of the younger state opposed to the outdated World’s empires. For one of many nice overlooked tales of the Civil battle was once now not the improvement of army know-how yet its obstacle by way of incompetence, disorganization, and in a few critical situations outright refusal to think about whatever cutting edge. this can be additionally a warfare within which the Union unearths a “combat multiplier” while it organizes history’s first national-level intelligence attempt. Britannia’s Fist is the compelling tale of robust historic personalities who come jointly because the Union is going into overall warfare mobilization within the struggle for its lifestyles.

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