in 1941 The War in the Air
is being reprinted once again. It was written in 1907 and first published in 1908. It was reprinted in 1921, and then I wrote a preface
which also I am reprinting. Again I ask the reader to note the warnings I gave in that year, twenty years ago Is there anything to add to that preface now? Nothing except my epitaph. That, when the time comes, will manifestly have to be: “I told you so. You damned
fools.” (The italics are mine.)
H. G. WELLS.