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Maude, Frederic N

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(1854-1933) UK soldier, photographer – noted for his images of Native American life – and author, who contributed to The Great War of 189–: A Forecast (2 January-21 May 1891 Black and White as "The Great War of 1892"; dated 1893 but 1892), the main author of the volume being Vice-Admiral Philip Howard Colomb [for supporting authors see Checklist]. It is a highly detailed Future War description of a very wide-flung "Great War" which, beginning in the Balkans, eventually involves Britain, France, Germany and Russia. The text – told as a series of documentary-style reports from various capitals and fronts, usually signed by one of Colomb's various collaborators – is unusually vivid. [JC]

Colonel Frederic Natusch Maude

born Knostrop, Yorkshire [now a suburb of Leeds]: 12 November 1854

died Brentford [now London]: June 1933


  • The Great War of 189–: A Forecast (London: William Heinemann, 1892) [dated 1893 but published 1892: main author was Vice-Admiral Philip Howard Colomb; other supporting authors included Colonel John Frederick Maurice (1841-1912), Archibald Forbes (1838-1900), Charles Lowe (1848-1931), David Christie Murray (1847-1907) and Francis Scudamore: hb/]


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