Addison, Hugh

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Pseudonym used by UK author and journalist Harry Collinson Owen (1882-1956) for his Future War novel The Battle of London (1923), one of several contemporary works which warned of a communist revolution in the UK from a right-wing standpoint. It was given a slight twist by the inclusion of a seemingly advantageous German attack on London; but as the protagonist has learned of the attack in advance and London has been evacuated, the British counterattack on a still-inhabited Berlin proves decisive. [JE]

Harry Collinson Owen

born Burslem, Staffordshire: 5 July 1882

died London: 15 September 1956



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