Oxford University Press, 1st ed., 1966. X + 254 pp., photo-ills., + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. D.j., & covers foxed o/w V.G. For centuries the idea of striking future developments in warfare has seized the imagination of writers and artists and at times has loomed large in the public mind. The author traces the story in both its political and technical aspects through tales like The Riddle of the Sands (1903), concerned with a German invasion of England, as well as through numerous forecasts of submarine and air warfare preceding the two world wars, and on to visions of atomic warfare.