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Longmate, Norman 1925-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 281 publications in 2 languages and 7,360 library holdings
Genres: History  Naval history  Military history  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Prophecies  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DA587, 940.540973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norman Longmate
The G.I.'s : the Americans in Britain, 1942-1945 by Norman Longmate( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretning om amerikanske troppers ophold i England under 2. verdenskrig
The workhouse by Norman Longmate( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If Britain had fallen by Norman Longmate( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question 'what if' Germany had invaded the British Isles has long preoccupied writers, but none have dealt with the subject as comprehensively and effectively as Norman Longmate. Based on a classic television film of the same name, If Britain Had Fallen covers every phase of the subject, from the German pre-invasion manoeuvring and preparations, the landing of troops, to the German seizure of power. What follows is a fascinating contemplation of what it would have been like to live day to day under German occupation, creating a new reality that is thoroughly believable and thus all the more frightening. What would have happened to the King and the Government? Would America, Canada or Australia come to the rescue? Would the British people have come to accept the occupation? Would the deportation of friends, the flying of the swastika from Buckingham Palace incite passive compliance, or brave resistance? All these questions and more are explored to their full in this thought provoking and chilling pastiche of the centuries most enduring and darkest episodes. This is a classic book, with fresh material from Norman Longmate.--Publisher website
How we lived then: a history of everyday life during the Second World War by Norman Longmate( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The breadstealers by Norman Longmate( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Home front : an anthology of personal experience, 1938-1945 by Norman Longmate( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air raid : the bombing of Coventry, 1940 by Norman Longmate( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver det tyske bombeangreb mod den engelske by Coventry i begyndelsen af 2. verdenskrig
The waterdrinkers: a history of temperance by Norman Longmate( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hungry mills by Norman Longmate( Book )

12 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real dad's army : the story of the Home Guard by Norman Longmate( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a narrative history of the Home Guard from its creation in May 1940 to the end of the Second World War. The enduring popularity of the BBC TV series 'Dad's Army' has focused attention on one of the strangest and least military armies ever formed - the British Home Guard
Hitler's rockets : the story of the V-2s by Norman Longmate( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1942 and 1943, rumors began to circulate in Britain about a?giant rocket? that the Germans were devising to destroy London. Most experts declared similar weapons a scientific impossibility, but between 1944 and 1945, more than a thousand of these rockets exploded down on British soil, killing nearly 3,000 people and injuring another 6,000. Hitler?s Rockets tells the story of this technically brilliant but morally detestable weapon, the ancestor and forerunner of all subsequent ballistic missiles. An absorbing story of war and science, this is the kind of serious history that entertains like the best kind of fiction
King Cholera; the biography of a disease by Norman Longmate( Book )

9 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending the island : Caesar to the Armada by Norman Longmate( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a blend of military, social and diplomatic history, the author retells the UK's story from the perspective of its defenders, in a narrative which stretches from the celtic tribes who unsuccessfully fought against Caesar to the great seaborne defence against the Armada of Philip of Spain
The bombers : the RAF offensive against Germany, 1939-1945 by Norman Longmate( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris vedvarende indsættelse af RAF bomberstyrke krævede frygtelige ofre blandt flyvebesætningerne, men krævede også frygtelige ofre blandt de tyske militære og industrielle mål, med også blandt den tyske civilbefolkning
Island fortress : the defence of Great Britain 1603-1945 by Norman Longmate( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Isles, it is often believed, have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years. Norman Longmate reveals in this fascinating book that foreign soldiers have landed on British soil on many occasions. This definitive study weaves original sources into an enthralling narrative with facts about weapons, ships, armies and fortresses - spiced with anecdote, ranging over international, political, military and naval history. It is an exciting story that shows how, against all odds, the British managed to retain their freedom from the days of James I to those of George VI.--Publisher description
A socialist anthology and the men who made it by Norman Longmate( Book )

16 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and Chinese and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doodlebugs : the story of the flying-bombs by Norman Longmate( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bombardementerne over London skildres med dertilhørende skadevirkninger og befolkningens oplevelser og reaktioner. Indkøbskvarterer, skoler og hospitaler sønderbombes
Writing for the BBC : a guide for professional and part-time freelance writers on possible markets for their work within the British Broadcasting Corporation by British Broadcasting Corporation( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When we won the war : the story of victory in Europe, 1945 by Norman Longmate( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alive and well: medicine and public health, 1830 to the present day by Norman Longmate( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How we lived then: a history of everyday life during the Second World War
Alternative Names
Longmate, Norman

Longmate, Norman Richard

Longmate, Norman Richard 1925-

Norman Longmate British historian

Norman Longmate Brits militair historicus

Norman Longmate englischer Sozial- und Militärhistoriker sowie Autor

Languages
English (234)

Chinese (1)

Covers
If Britain had fallenHow we lived then: a history of everyday life during the Second World WarThe real dad's army : the story of the Home GuardHitler's rockets : the story of the V-2sDefending the island : Caesar to the ArmadaIsland fortress : the defence of Great Britain 1603-1945