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Perrett, Bryan

Overview
Works: 115 works in 506 publications in 3 languages and 9,931 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Naval history  Fiction  Juvenile works  Military history  War stories  War fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D214, 355.409
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bryan Perrett
Knights of the Black Cross : Hitler's Panzerwaffe and its leaders by Bryan Perrett( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the German Armored Corps --the Panzerwaffee--and the evolution of their superlative fighting vehicles
A history of Blitzkrieg by Bryan Perrett( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last stand! : famous battles against the odds by Bryan Perrett( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concentrates on fifteen examples of last stands including Waterloo, the Alamo, Camerone, and the Little Big Horn
The battle book : crucial conflicts in history from 1469 BC to the present by Bryan Perrett( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen indeholder i en autoritativ form og alfabetisk ordnet en oversigt over de mest betydelige krige gennem 3.000 år
Encyclopedia of the Second World War by Ian V Hogg( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At all costs! : stories of impossible victories by Bryan Perrett( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 eksempler fra krigshistorien, hvor utænkelige sejre blev vundet på slagmarken af ringe udrustede og undertallige tropper
Weapons of the Falklands conflict by Bryan Perrett( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mismatched couple on their way to spend a weekend on the yacht, pick up a hitch-hiker. Fiction and tension develop
The real Hornblower : the life of Admiral of the Fleet, Sir James Alexander Gordon, GCB, last governor of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich by Bryan Perrett( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since C.S. Forester's fictional hero Horatio Hornblower began to delight and enthral readers, there has been speculation as to whether his adventures were based on the career of a real naval officer. Several names were suggested, the general conclusion was that Hornblower was a composite character. However, while researching the campaign that resulted in the burning of Washington's public buildings, Bryan Perret consulted Forester's Naval War of 1812 and was surprised to discover that the author had been deliberately reticent regarding a Captain James Alexander Gordon, RN, who had led his
Desert warfare : from its Roman origins to the Gulf conflict by Bryan Perrett( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Approximately one-fifth of the earth's surface consists of desert, and throughout history these arid regions have witnessed some of the world's most decisive battles. Here, Bryan Perrett gives an absorbing account of desert conflicts from the first century BC to more contemporary conflicts such as those in Iran and Iraq. As he demonstrates, acclimatization and familiarization with the day-to-day problems of desert life are vital not only to teach troops how to protect themselves and their equipment, but also to bring them to terms with the harsh environment. The desert does not compromise, and battles fought there result in total victory or total defeat, often at horrific cost."--Publisher description
Against all odds! : more dramatic 'last stand' actions by Bryan Perrett( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What fierce motivation drives a soldier to commit himselftop a last stand against an enemy which outnumbers him, has greater firepower and boasts other tactical advantages? The answer is no one characteristic, for such men are not always brave ... or foolhardy. A warrior can fight well because ofangerr or fear, for the support of his colleagues, out of loyalty to his superiors or his regiment, the urge for revenge or personal glory, or for the most heartfelt or desires - personal survival! Such commitment can destroy intended military tactics, annual a well-laid battle plan and render ineffective the most rabid armed force, but the times it has done so are few. Following the international success of "Last Stand", Bryan Perrett has selected a further thirteen examples of such actions, from two centuries and the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Offered as fiction these events might be decried as unbelievable ... but they happened. And they happened as described here, for the author applies his attention to the detail which validates the action, and makes the volume relevant to deeper military study, in the sure and certain knowledge that the natural drama of the people and the combat covered will guarantee a text which is exciting and entertaining. For military historians this further collection of "last ditch" warfare will offer pertinent insights into battlefield strategy and soldiering; for the reader of adventure nonfiction these awesome skirmishes will prove fascinating
Impossible victories : ten unlikely battlefield successes by Bryan Perrett( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seize and hold : master strokes on the battlefield by Bryan Perrett( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume recounts eleven prime examples of "coup de main" military strategy from the 20th century, including both World Wars, Vietnam and Korea. The author covers a selection of classic armed coup de main where small but powerful forces have been tasked with getting to, seizing and holding until relieved important local and strategic objectives. These sudden and swiftly organized and executed moves can either come from the initiative of troops on the battlefield in the heat of battle, or via prior recognition of a forthcoming opportunity. Topics include Balkin mountain action in 1916, the assault on Belgium 1940, Beda Fomm, Meiktila in Burma, Remagen Bridge, Korea and Ia Drang in Vietnam
Gunboat! : small ships at war by Bryan Perrett( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting vehicles of the Red Army by Bryan Perrett( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U-Boat Hunter : Peter Rogers, HMS Arum 1939-1945 by Bryan Perrett( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Peter Rogers is training to be a Royal Navy officer in 1939 when he hears that his father's ship has been torpedoed off the coast of Ireland. The survivors, including his father, have been captured by a German U-boat crew and treated cruelly some of them are shot dead. In 1940 Peter joins an escort flee in the North Atlantic where British convoys are suffering horrific losses from enemy U-boats. We share in the trials and tribulations of his duties, including the constant tension, the bitter cold, mountainous seas - and the moment when he and his father's captor come face to face
For Valour : Victoria Cross and Medal of Honor battles by Bryan Perrett( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iron fist : classic armoured warfare case studies by Bryan Perrett( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My intentions in writing this book ... have been to show how the vehicles themselves and the tactics employed were developed in the light of the crews' experience, and in so doing give the reader some impression of what the tactical tank battle looked like from the inside as it evolved over the years"--Introduction
British military history for dummies by Bryan Perrett( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the story of Britain's key battles; leaders and generals who shaped history; how Britain won--and lost--an Empire; the development of military strategy; how British technologies changed warfare
Why the Japanese lost : the red sun's setting by Bryan Perrett( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of a war unlike any other in history, fought between a nation that believed itself to be invincible, even when its strength was being systematically destroyed by the greatest industrial power in the world. Prior to the middle of the nineteenth century, the Empire of Japan was content to remain in medieval isolation and, apart from very limited trading concessions, was unwilling to extend her contacts with the western world. This was all to change however, as Japan hurtled forwards into the twentieth century, armed and determined to carve out a new identity characterised by a dominating spirit. Dejected by the Great Depression of the early 1930s, they were a nation grown from moderate to militant. Following the pivotal and devastating attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941, the Japanese Army were emboldened. Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore, Burma, the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies were all overrun with deceptive ease, leading the army to become dangerously confident in their ability. Subsequently named 'The Victory Disease', the author argues that it was this arrogant complacency that led to the army's ultimate downfall. Each episode of note in the history of the Japanese military forces is relayed, as the author dissects, analyses and endeavours to explain the root causes and pivotal decisions that led to defeat."--Book jacket
D-Day by Bryan Perrett( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1944 when Lieutenant Andy Pope takes part in the D-Day landings, crossing the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy. Ordered to cut off the Germans' line of retreat, Andy's company comes under sustained attack until, as the only unwounded officer left, Andy finds himself in command and fighting for survival
 
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Last stand! : famous battles against the odds
Alternative Names

controlled identityEldworth, R.

Perrett, B.

Perrett, Bryan 1934-

ペレット, ブライアン

Languages
English (200)

Spanish (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
Last stand! : famous battles against the oddsThe battle book : crucial conflicts in history from 1469 BC to the presentAt all costs! : stories of impossible victoriesThe real Hornblower : the life of Admiral of the Fleet, Sir James Alexander Gordon, GCB, last governor of the Royal Naval Hospital, GreenwichAgainst all odds! : more dramatic 'last stand' actionsImpossible victories : ten unlikely battlefield successesSeize and hold : master strokes on the battlefieldGunboat! : small ships at war