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Laffin, John

Overview
Works: 209 works in 819 publications in 2 languages and 16,414 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Juvenile works  Dictionaries  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Art  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAustralian  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Writer of accompanying material
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Most widely held works about John Laffin
 
Most widely held works by John Laffin
An eyewitness account of Gallipoli by Ellis Silas( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signaller Ellis Silas of the 16th Battalion, Australian Imperial force, was the only artist to paint and sketch actual battle scenes showing Australian soldiers in action at Gallipoli. With his mates he went ashore at Anzac Cove in April 1915 and for the next month he witnessed the terrible carnage at Gallipoli whilst performing his duƠties as signaller in the thick of the fighting, until he was wounded and had to be taken by hospital ship back to Egypt. The words and sketches of Ellis Silas give us a brilliant and moving eyewitness picture of what it was really like at Gallipoli in 1915. John
Codes and ciphers : secret writing through the ages by John Laffin( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic and practical history from ancient to modern times. Includes cipher messages with answers at the back of the book
Fedayeen; the Arab-Israeli dilemma by John Laffin( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hunger to come by John Laffin( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arab mind considered : a need for understanding by John Laffin( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brassey's battles : 3,500 years of conflict, campaigns, and wars from A-Z by John Laffin( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with Megiddo, 1469 BC, the first recorded battle of history, and ending with the late-20th-century wars, this book covers conflicts on the sea, land and in the air. It contains details of over 7000 battles, campaigns and wars arranged alphabetically covering all famous and many less well-known encounters. As a further guide, major wars with their battles are listed chronologically at the front of the book
Jackboot : the story of the German soldier by John Laffin( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and German and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces the background and influences that shaped the character of the German soldier from the time of Frederick the Great to the end of the Second World War
British butchers and bunglers of World War One by John Laffin( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For too long, Dr. John Laffin maintains, the military reputation of British generals in World War One has not been examined critically enough, and he asks how those responsible for catastrophic defeats were able to retain their commands. Haig, whose army suffered 60,000 casualties on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, was still in command after five months more fighting and another 400,000 casualties. By the war's end the numbers of dead ran into millions -- doggedly brave British Empire soldiers who, Laffin believes, were killed, wounded or broken by commanders who were vain, egocentric and incompetent. - Back cover
Fight for the Falklands! by John Laffin( )

11 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Links of leadership; thirty centuries of military command by John Laffin( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contends that great military commands owe a professional debt to their predecessors and that they constitute a link in a chain that, with some breaks, stretches through military history. Describes 10 famous battles from Marathon to Alamein
Hitler warned us by John Laffin( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damn the Dardanelles! : the story of Gallipoli by John Laffin( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En kritisk og udfordrende analyse af hele Gallipoli kampagnen
The war of desperation, Lebanon, 1982-85 by John Laffin( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy Atkins: the story of the English soldier by John Laffin( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The western front illustrated, 1914-1918 by John Laffin( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary illustrations showing impressions of war on the Western Front, recognising war illustrators as military historians in their own right
Holy war, Islam fights by John Laffin( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in battle by John Laffin( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Western Front : soldiers stories from France and Flanders, 1914-1918 by John Laffin( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A serious attempt to illustrate the humanity of the soldier on the Western Front, this title reflects World War I as they saw it: from first shot to last. These tales, told to fellow men in the trenches, behind the lines, at the base hospitals and at the estaminets and billets during rest periods, have been recorded here
Anzacs at war : the story of Australian and New Zealand battles by John Laffin( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1982 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans in battle by John Laffin( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bog om amerikanske hær og de mange krigshandlinger den har været impliceret i gennem flere hundrede år
 
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Jackboot : the story of the German soldierBritish butchers and bunglers of World War OneHitler warned usTommy Atkins: the story of the English soldierThe western front illustrated, 1914-1918On the Western Front : soldiers stories from France and Flanders, 1914-1918
Alternative Names

controlled identityNapier, Mark

controlled identitySabre, Dirk

John Laffin Australian historian

John Laffin australischer Historiker, Journalist und Schriftsteller

John Laffin auteur uit Australië (1922-)

John Laffin historiador australiano

Laffin, J.

Laffin, John

Laffin, John 1922-

Laffin, John Alfred Charles 1922-2000

Napier, Mark.

Napier, Mark 1922-2000

Sabre, Dirk.

Sabre, Dirk 1922-2000

Languages
English (248)

German (1)