Working name of UK writer Hardinge Goulburn Giffard, Second Earl of Halsbury (1880-1943). His future- WAR novel, 1944 (1926), depicts a cataclysmic conflict in which the USSR attacks the UK from the air, leaving only a few survivors. The protagonist, a modern Noah, prepares to leave the shattered island by ark, but is told that the USSR has been itself obliterated, and returns to build a new UK.

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