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Warner, Philip 1914-2000

Overview
Works: 99 works in 495 publications in 1 language and 13,441 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives  Chronologies  Sources  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: GT3550, 947.07
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Most widely held works about Philip Warner
 
Most widely held works by Philip Warner
The medieval castle; life in a fortress in peace and war by Philip Warner( Book )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illustrates how and why castles were built in the middle ages, and why they were such a dominant influence on medieval life, especially in times of war. It recreates in vivid detail a complete picture of daily life in a medieval castle: how the nobles and peasantslived; how men fought in tournaments and trained in combat; howcastles were sited, designed, managed, attached, and defended; and what the people who lived in them ate, drank, and wore
Kitchener : the man behind the legend by Philip Warner( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl of Khartoum and of Broome, was Britain's last great military hero. his face became known to millions before his death in 1916 because it appeared on the recruiting posters of World War I over the caption 'Your Country Needs You'. Kitchener's ambition was all for his country. His qualities were evident in the campaigns in Sudan and South Africa. His belief that British influence was good and that the strengthening and extension of British influence was essential for world harmony. Appointed as Secretary of State for War to organize the British Army in World War I he was almost alone in saying the war would not be over by Christmas but would last 3-4 years with untold casualties. Philip Warner has written a lucid and exceptional book, with the full consent of Kitchener's family to their exclusive archive. Indeed in the initial reviews it was said 'this story has been told before but never so well'
The Crimean War; a reappraisal by Philip Warner( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crimean War is famous as a source of heroic and horrific legend. Philip Warner's concern in his reassessment of the campaign has been to uncover the true course of the war, to place the heroics in their proper context and to show how General Simpson's description of the assault on the Redan can be applied to the whole war. Warner also brings together the initial strands of the conflict and its escalation to involve many of the Great Powers of the day. He is also able to bring in the other locations of the conflict as the two sides poured men and resources into containing the other. The author, Philip Warner, quotes extensively from contemporary sources and especially from previously unpublished Allied and Russian soldiers letters and diaries which provide haunting glimpses of the realities of war. His expert knowledge of fortification and siege warfare and his understanding of nineteenth century armies have combined to make this book both a valuable work of scholarship and an intensely readable account of the battles. Philip Warner is a former senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and author of forty books in the field of military history and biography. He joined the army after graduating from Cambridge in 1939 and served in the Far East throughout Would War II. The book includes an extensive picture gallery and author biography and bibliography
Passchendaele : the tragic victory of 1917 by Philip Warner( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes the military, political and social background leading up to the battle of Passchendale and comments on the remarkable courage of the allied soldiers during the four months from July to November 1917
Dervish; the rise and fall of an African empire by Philip Warner( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the ... story of a remarkable episode in the 'High Empire' period of British history. The Mahdi's rising in the Sudan in the 1880s, which started as a localized holy war against the 'decadent' Turkish/Egyptian overlords, was soon to engulf a million square miles of arid territory and force the hand of the British Liberal Government ... The narrative makes full use of diaries and first-hand reports, including those of celebrated novelist Rider Haggard's brother Andrew and of Father Ohrwalder (the Austrian missionary who spent ten years of captivity in the Mahdi's camp). These ... describe the growth and strength of the Mahdist movement and the extraordinary devotion and discipline of the Dervish troops"--Jacket
World War II : the untold story by Philip Warner( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baseret på nedklassificerede, tidligere lukkede kilder, herunder ULTRA-informationer, har Warner skrevet denne noget sammentrængte historie om 2. Verdenskrig, som den foreligger ud fra engelske/amerikanske kilder
Secret forces of World War II by Philip Warner( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En fremstilling og vurdering af de hemmelige, uortodokse, allierede styrker: SAS , SBS, SOE, LDRG, PPA, osv. under 2. verdenskrig
Sieges of the Middle Ages by Philip Warner( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today the castle is only too often a romantic ruin; but in the Middle Ages it was an important military and administrative centre, essentially utilitarian in its design and in the purposes it served. Inevitably, the castle played a leading role in mediaeval history. Using the wealth of material available Philip Warner has focused his study on English sieges undertaken in the period from the Norman Conquest to the end of the War of the Roses, a field that includes many dramatic actions fought in the continental dominions of the English Crown. Warner is equally concerned with the evolution of siege warfare and with the narrative events that centred on sieges. The skills of the architect, engineer and miner are as important to his theme as the courage of the troops and their commanders. And the results of these sieges⁰́₄for example, Wallingford, Chateau Gaillard, Bedford and Rouen⁰́₄often decided far more than the campaigns of which they were the climax. Warner has drawn extensively on contemporary accounts of these sieges, verifying them by inspection of the sites where traces of the siege-works are sometimes still visible. His stirring narrative will be of interest to the general reader as well as to the student of medieval warfare
World War One : a chronological narrative by Philip Warner( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A broad base of information on World War I is covered in this text, detailing the nature of the conflict, its effect on the combatant countries, the overall strategies it employed and its part in the evolving history of warfare
Panzer by Philip Warner( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the "Panzer" developments within the German Army before, during, and after World War II
Auchinleck, the lonely soldier by Philip Warner( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren, som er lektor på Sandhurst, biograferer feltmarskal Claude John Eyre Auchinleck på grundlag af interviews, familiepapirer, arkiver, m.v. Auchinleck var chef for et af de britiske armekorps i Frankrig i 1939 og for ekspeditionskorpset til Narvik i 1940. Derefter øverstbefalende for de allierede styrker i mellemøsten, og ledelse af ottende britiske arme, som hindrede Rommel i at nå frem til Alexandria sommeren 1942. I en anmeldelse i TLS 29.1.82 påpeger Field-Marchal Michael Carver en række unøjagtigheder i bogen, og betegner den som for ukritisk
Horrocks, the general who led from the front by Philip Warner( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Brian Horrocks var en af de allieredes mest fremgangsrige generaler under 2. verdenskrig, højt respekteret af undergivne, ligestillede og foresatte. Her berettes om hans indsats i Nordafrika, hvor han såres alvorligt, og senere som chef for 30. korps i Nordafrika, Belgien og Holland
The Battle of Loos by Philip Warner( Book )

11 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 25th September 1915, and for a few days afterward, the small town of Loos, between Lens and La Bass?e in Northern France, became the centre of one of the most intense and bloody battles of the First World War ... Philip Warner's narrative is vividly brought to life through the words of survivors from all parts of the line: the infantry, the gunners, the officers, and including extracts from the letters and diaries of Sir John French ... Through their accounts and diaries of the time, they reveal one of the most horrific tales of war yet told as well as the heroism and determination that in the end tipped the scales to victory"--Page 4 of cover
The soldier : his daily life through the ages by Philip Warner( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much has been written by military historians concerning the skill of generals and the dash of officers, but they are largely silent about the brave deeds of the private soldier. In consequence it is easy to forget that ordinary soldiers are the most important part of the army: if there are no soldiers there is no place for officers, however dashing, or for brilliant generals. In this very readable book Phillip Warner gives the humblest member of the army his rightful pride of place. Covering the period from 3000 BC to the Second World War and ranging over many nationalities, he shows us a day in the life of the ordinary soldier by means of a series of skilfully connected pen portraits. With penetrating insight into the military mind he makes the soldier of each period, be he English, Roman, Viking, Mongol, Italian, Spanish, French or American, a living and vivid figure. By looking at the world through that soldier's eyes he is able to create a clear picture of his routines, training and skills and a deep impression of the man's problems, fears and failures, ideals and triumphs, underlining the fact that, throughout history, certain experiences, attitudes and beliefs have remained common to the soldier whatever his nationality, cause or weapon. Philip Warner was a former senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and the author of forty books in the field of military history and biography. He joined the army after graduating from Cambridge in 1939 and served in the Far East throughout Would War II. The book includes an extensive author biography and bibliography
The Special Air Service by Philip Warner( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Det engelske Special Air Service regiment i årene 1941-1971
Field Marshal Earl Haig by Philip Warner( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the commander-in-chief of the British Army during World War I, Field Marshal Earl Haig. The portrait that emerges is of a flawed but, after his fashion, courageous individual who almost certainly achieved as much as anyone could have done under the circumstances
The D Day landings by Philip Warner( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years have passed since that most mighty of armadas embarked across the English Channel. With hindsight, we know that Operation OVERLOAD was a resounding triumph but, at the time, the risks and stakes were immense and the outcome far from a foregone conclusion. Set against the invading force was not only a ruthless enemy in formidable defensive positions but the uncertainties of the elements." "As Bill Deedes points out in his Foreword, it was 'the ordinary man' who turned this great undertaking into a reality and Philip Warner's The D Day Landings reflects this by being a collection of personal accounts by just such individuals. We hear the experiences of RAF pilots who dropped the parachutists and towed the gliders; of sailors of the Royal Navy who had to negotiate minefields and other obstacles; and of a wide spectrum of soldiers. Some such as infantry, tank crews, gunners and sappers came face-to-face with the enemy while others, for example doctors and chaplins, provided vital support. Hostile fire does not distinguish between these roles any more than it does between high and junior rank. It is a fascinating privilege to share these widely diverse individuals' experiences and emotions at such a defining moment both in their lives and in the history of the world."--BOOK JACKET
Firepower : from slings to star wars by Philip Warner( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firepower is an absorbing and stimulating study of methods of winning wars. Firepower does not invariably mean what comes out of the barrel of a gun; it comprises everything from morale to tactics, strategy to logistics, and subversion to diplomacy. Written by the leading military historian Philip Warner, Firepower examines weapons from slings and poisoned arrows to their modern counterparts⁰́₄rockets and chemical weapons. Many weapons now thought to be ultra modern were derived from less sophisticated versions to use in pre-Christian and medieval times. Some of the secrets of early terror weapons such as 'Greek fire' which could burn on water and stick to stone, have been lost, but the author makes shrewd assessments of their constituents and power. The book describes the evolution of aircraft, tanks, underwater craft, and even the art of secret communication. The narrative is illustrated by accounts from soldiers with personal experience of clearing minefields, engaging in hand to hand combat and pitting human skills against electronic devices. Motivation is shown to be one of the most important factors in the history of warfare, and is closely allied to training. The book includes a wide survey of modern weapons and their systems, explaining those available in the armouries of the NATO forces and the then Warsaw Pact countries. All this is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the wars and skirmishes which take place in many parts of the world today; by its knowledgeable, sober assessments, the book tends to be reassuring rather than alarmist. Firepower is a comprehensive survey which avoids technical jargon and is written in a clear, vigorous style. It will interest the expert and amateur alike. Philip Warner is a former senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and author of forty books in the field of military history and biography. He joined the army after graduating from Cambridge in 1939 and served in the Far East throughout Would War II. The book includes an extensive picture gallery and author biography and bibliography
A cavalryman in the Crimea : the letters of Temple Godman, 5th Dragoon Guards by Temple Godman( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the British troops bound for the Black Sea in May 1854 was a young officer in the 5th Dragoon Guards named Richard Temple Godman, and throughout the entire Crimea campaign he sent many detailed letters to his family in Park Hatch, Surrey. This volume collects these letters, providing a graphic account of the bloody campaign
Cavalryman in the Crimea, A : The Letters of Temple Godman, 5th Dragoon Guards by Philip Warner( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Among the British troops bound for the Black Sea in May 1854 was a young officer in the 5th Dragoon Guards, Richard Temple Godman, who sent home throughout the entire Crimea campaign many detailed letters to his family at Park Hatch in Surrey. Temple Godman went out at the start of the war, took part in the successful Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaklava and in other engagements, and did not return to England until June 1856, after peace had been declared. He took three very individual horses and despite all his adventures brought them back unscathed. Godman's dispatches from the fields of
 
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Kitchener : the man behind the legendThe Crimean War; a reappraisalPasschendaele : the tragic victory of 1917Dervish; the rise and fall of an African empireWorld War II : the untold storySecret forces of World War IISieges of the Middle AgesWorld War One : a chronological narrative