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Horn, Bernd 1959-

Overview
Works: 115 works in 381 publications in 2 languages and 11,173 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Pictorial works  Biographies  Case studies  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Bernd Horn
Warrior chiefs : perspectives on senior Canadian military leaders by Bernd Horn( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were the men who led our nation in war and peace. In world wars, they were the steady hands guiding our forces to victory; in peacekeeping, they helped to establish and preserve order. Over the years they have helped the Canadian Forces to become one of the proudest militaries in the world. Warrior Chiefs: Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders is the first book of a two-part series that examines the unique Canadian experience and outlook in regard to Generalship and the Art of the Admiral. This first volume is a compendium of biographies of the nation's most notable military lea
Casting light on the shadows : Canadian perspectives on special operations forces by Bernd Horn( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special Operations Forces (SOF) have never been an integral element of Canada's military capability. Although units have existed periodically throughout the country's history, they have always been in the shadows. However, the terrorist attack in the United States on September 11, 2001, changed that. In the aftermath of 9/11, SOF became the force of choice. Casting Light on the Shadows consists of a series of essays on SOF-related issues written by individuals with specialized knowledge and expertise in the field. As well as providing a solid foundation for SOF theory, historical background, and evolution, the book also highlights ongoing developments in SOF
Loyal service : perspectives on French-Canadian military leaders by Bernd Horn( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loyal Service examines the service of a number of French-Canadian leaders and their contributions to the nation during times of peace, crisis, and conflict, from New France to the end of the twentieth century
Paras versus the Reich : Canada's paratroopers at war, 1942-45 by Bernd Horn( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chefs guerriers : perspectives sur les chefs militaires supérieurs canadiens by Bernd Horn( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in French and English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce sont les hommes qui ont dirig233; notre nation en temps de guerre et en temps de paix. Au cours des deux grandes guerres, ces hommes ont fait preuve d146;une force 224; toute 233;preuve, qui a guid233; nos troupes vers la victoire. Dans le cadre d146;op233;rations de maintien de la paix, ils ont contribu233; 224; 233;tablir et 224; maintenir l146;ordre. Au cours des ans, ils ont permis aux Forces canadiennes de devenir l146;une des forces militaires les plus respect233;es au monde. Chefs guerriers, Perspectives concernant les militaires canadiens dehaut niveau est le premier livre d146;une s233;rie de deux livres qui examine l146;exp233;rience et la perspective uniques canadiennes en ce qui concerne le travail des g233;n233;raux et l146;art d146;234;tre amiral. Le premier volume est un recueil des biographies portant sur les plus 233;minents militaires canadiens de la Conf233;d233;ration jusqu146;224; aujourd146;hui
Tip of the spear : an intimate account of 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion, 1942-1945 : a pictorial history by Bernd Horn( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion, established as the ""tip of the spear"" of Allied attacks in the Second World War
The Canadian way of war : serving the national interest by Bernd Horn( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays underlines the reality that the "Canadian way of war" is a direct reflection of circumstances and political will
No easy task : fighting in Afghanistan by Bernd Horn( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. Throughout their history, Afghans have endured the ravages of foreign invaders, from marauding hordes and imperial armies to global superpowers, while demonstrating a fierce independence and strong resistance to outside occupiers. Those who have ventured into Afghanistan with notions of controlling its people have soon discovered that fighting in that rugged, hostile land is no easy task. Afghans have proven to be tenacious and unrelenting foes. No Easy Task examines this legacy of conflict, particularly from a Canadian perspective. What emerges is the difficulty faced by foreign forces attempting to impose their will over Afghans who, for their part, have consistently adapted tactics and strategies to stymie and defeat those they perceive as invaders and interlopers. It is within this complexity and challenge that the difficult counter-insurgency must be fought."--
The military leadership handbook by Bernd Horn( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That there is a need to prepare individuals for command is not surprising. Commanders must accomplish their tasks, but they must do so with the minimum cost in lives and within their allocated resource allowance, which is an enormous challenge. The Military Leadership Handbook is a concise and complete manual that identifies, describes, and explains all those concepts, components, and ideas that directly relate to military leadership. The book is a comprehensive compendium that focuses on, among other subjects, cohesion, command, cultural intelligence, discipline, fear, and trust. This applied manual provides invaluable assistance to anyone who wishes to acquire a better understanding of both the theory and application of military leadership. -- Publisher's Description
Show no fear : daring actions in Canadian military history by Bernd Horn( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortune favours the brave : tales of courage and tenacity in Canadian military history by Bernd Horn( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many Canadians see the role their countrys military plays in Afghanistan as an anomaly. However, this assumption is far from the truth. As U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has commented, "Canadians are fierce fighters." Fortune Favours the Brave certainly proves this point in a collection of essays that showcases the fighting spirit and courage of Canada's military." "Daring actions featured in the book include the intrepid assault on the Fortress Of Louisbourg and the cat-and-mouse struggle between Canadian partisans and Rogers's Rangers in the Seven Years' War in the 1750s; the seesaw battle for the Niagara frontier in the War of 1812; an innovative trench raid in the First World War; the valiant parachute assault to penetrate the Third Reich in the Second World War; the infamous Battle of Kap'yong in the Korean War; covert submarine operations during the Cold War; the Medak Pocket clash in Croatia in the early 1990s; and Operation Medusa in Afghanistan."--BOOK JACKET
Choice of force : special operations for Canada( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors to this volume discuss the development of a Canadian approach to special operations, including such topics as the future security environment, the Canadian policy environment, a review of contemporary special operations, and problems of doctrine, such as interoperability and teambuilding
Force of choice( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contributors, many with practical military experience, argue that strategic planners and political leaders must reconcile the historical reality of special operations with the new circumstances in which countries like Canada must now pursue international security and stability, especially when the line between special and conventional is being redrawn. [This book] considers the historical experiences of several countries to [forecast] the future of special operations and address two crucial questions: Does Canada have a special forces? Can land, sea, and air forces incorporate elements of the special to respond to new threats?"--Publisher's description
No lack of courage : Operation Medusa, Afghanistan by Bernd Horn( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Lack of Courage is the story of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's first battle. It is a revealing account of Operation Medusa, the largely Canadian action from 1 to 17 September 2006, to dislodge a heavily entrenched Taliban force in the Pashmul district of Afghanistan's Kandahar Province. At stake, according to senior Afghan politicians and NATO military commanders, was nothing less than the very existence of the reconstituted state of Afghanistan, as well as the NATO alliance itself. In a bitterly fought conflict that lasted more than two weeks, Canadian, Afghan, and Coalition troops defeated the dug-in enemy forces and chased them from the Pashmul area
Lumières sur les forces de l'ombre une perspective canadienne sur les forces d'opérations spéciales by Bernd Horn( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Forces d'operations speciales (SOF) n'ont jamais fait partie integrante des capacites militaires du Canada. des unites speciales ont certes existe a certaines periodes de notre histoire, mais elles ont toujours ceuvre dans l'ombre, a la limite de la reconnaissance. Elles ont presque toujours ete marginalisees. Cependant, la tragique attaque lancee par des terroristes sur les tours jumelles du World Trade Center a New York, le 11 septembre 2001, a considerablement modifie leur image. Les SOF sont devenues depuis des forces de premier plan. Les essais qui forment cet ouvrage concernant
La fonction de général et l'art de l'amirauté : perspectives du leadership militaire canadien( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in French and English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette collection, qui regroupe des essais redigés par des officiers des Forces canadiennes et par d'éminents auteurs et universitaires canadiens, fait état de l'expérience canadienne unique et donne un aperçu des changements dont le commandement au sein des forces armées a fait l'objet. Ce livre examine tout particulièrement le travail des généraux - à l'aide d'un certain nombre d'éléments tels que l'expérience historique, la nature du commandement, les operations récentes, les relations entre les civils et les militaires y compris celles avec les médias, les rôles et les responsabilités fonctionnelles liées au travail des généraux
Establishing a legacy : the history of the Royal Canadian Regiment, 1881-1953 by Bernd Horn( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canada's oldest permanent force infantry regiment has left a legacy of professionalism and courage, paid for in the blood, bravery, and tenacity of its members
No ordinary men : special operations forces missions in Afghanistan by Bernd Horn( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2001, the Candian government sent elements of its Joint Task Force 2 counterterrorist unit to Afghanistan to assist the Americans with Operation Enduring Freedom and the global war on terror. Withdrawn a year later, after a brief hiatus JTF2 returned to Afghanistan in 2005, beginning a continuous tour of duty for Canadian Special Operation Forces (CANSOF) up to the cessation of Canadian combat operations in 2011. This book reveals six untold special operations that CANSOF personnel undertook in their desperate struggle in the shadows to capture or kill Taliban leaders, facilitators, as well as efforts to mentor Afghan National Security Forces from 2005 to 2011."--Back cover
A most ungentlemanly way of war : the SOE and the Canadian connection by Bernd Horn( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the SOE, its accomplishments, and the Canadian connection to the organization
Of courage and determination : the First Special Service Force, "the Devil's Brigade", 1942-44 by Bernd Horn( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In the dark, early days of the Second World War, the Allies found themselves with their backs against the wall. With their armies, tactics, doctrine, and equipment in tatters, the Allies turned to special operations forces to carry the fight to the Axis enemy until their conventional forces could be built up once again. Specially selected and trained, these forces struck fear into the hearts of the enemy. One such unit, the First Special Service Force (FSSF) or Devil's Brigade, was created for a hazardous mission in Norway. This unique formation was composed of both Americans and Canadians who served side by side without distinction of nationality. A killer elite, the FSSF consistently demonstrated courage and deter- mination and earned itself an unrivalled combat record at Monte la Difensa and Anzio in Italy and in the invasion of southern France."--Publisher website
 
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Warrior chiefs : perspectives on senior Canadian military leaders
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Casting light on the shadows : Canadian perspectives on special operations forcesLoyal service : perspectives on French-Canadian military leadersParas versus the Reich : Canada's paratroopers at war, 1942-45Chefs guerriers : perspectives sur les chefs militaires supérieurs canadiensTip of the spear : an intimate account of 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion, 1942-1945 : a pictorial historyThe Canadian way of war : serving the national interestNo easy task : fighting in AfghanistanThe military leadership handbook
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