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Warner, Philip 1914-2000

Overview
Works: 69 works in 456 publications in 1 language and 12,555 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives  Chronologies  Records and correspondence  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: GT3550, 947.07
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip Warner
The medieval castle; life in a fortress in peace and war by Philip Warner( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2002 in English and held by 1,176 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 )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crimean War; a reappraisal by Philip Warner( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passchendaele : the tragic victory of 1917 by Philip Warner( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly ninety years ago, on 31st July 1917, the small Belgian village of Passchendaele became the focus for one of the most gruelling, bloody and bizarre battles of World War 1. By 6th November, when Passchendaele village and the ridge were captured, over half a million British, French, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders and Germans had become casualties. Philip Warner, the noted historian of twentieth-century warfare and the author of over fifty books on military history, many published by Pen and Sword, has skilfully brought together all the elements of this horrific campaign - the histo
Dervish; the rise and fall of an African empire by Philip Warner( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 485 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 )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 468 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 )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 426 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 )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 361 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 322 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 316 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 )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 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 247 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 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 224 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 200 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 190 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 )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warner har indsamlet talrige beretninger fra personer af alle grader og af alle værn og våben, som deltog i invasionen i Normandiet 1944
The Zeebrugge raid by Philip Warner( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 23 April 1918 a force drawn from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines launched one of the most daring raids in history. The aim was to block the Zeebrugge Canal, thereby denying U-boat access, although this meant assaulting a powerfully fortified German naval base. The raid has long been recognised for its audacity and ingenuity but, owing to the fact that the official history took overmuch notice of the German version of events, has long been considered only a partial success ... Philip Warner exposes the error of that interpretation by providing evidence from many sources that the raid achieved much more than it is traditionally credited with"--Jacket
A cavalryman in the Crimea : the letters of Temple Godman, 5th Dragoon Guards by Temple Godman( Book )

5 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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Secret forces of World War II
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Covers
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