Only a comic genius of the magnitude of P.G. Wodehouse could take a weighty subject like war and turn it into a rib-tickling joyride. The Swoop! is an account of a fictionalized invasion of England by several enemy armies -- and of the indomitable Boy Scout leader who uses psychological warfare to turn the leaders of the invading forces against one another.… (more)
This is a parody of the genre of invasion literature popular in England before World War I. Invaded by nine armies, the English are more or less oblivious, but the invaders are beaten back by 14-year-old Clarence Chugwater with the aid of his fellow Boy Scouts.