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Perrett, Bryan

Overview
Works: 111 works in 468 publications in 3 languages and 9,451 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Biography  Naval history  Military history  Juvenile works  Fiction  War stories  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 640 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 587 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 546 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 485 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 420 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 360 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 319 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 311 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 285 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 276 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 257 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 216 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 200 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 195 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 )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 194 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 193 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 170 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 )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 142 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
Tank tracks to Rangoon : the story of British armour in Burma by Bryan Perrett( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting in a somewhat forgotten corner of Empire during the Second World War, the British and Indian armoured regiments called upon to harness the power of tank warfare to extreme new levels did so in an effort to outwit an army until that point considered invincible - the Imperial Japanese Army. Their collective efforts were heroic and massively effective, giving the Japanese a taste of mechanised warfare from which they never recovered. Bryan Perrett describes the full course of the armoured units' efforts, illustrating the importance of the mighty 7th Armoured Brigade; a 'magnificent forma
Why the Germans lost : the rise and fall of the Black Eagle by Bryan Perrett( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the history of the German Army which, for the best part of two centuries, influenced the course of events in Continental Europe. It was an army that studied the conduct of war at the highest levels, planning for the destruction of its opponents during the early stages of a war. On some occasions, this principle succeeded brilliantly. On others, its details were flawed and the results were disastrous. This new and exciting publication from seasoned historian and author Bryan Perrett charts the ups and downs of the German army from the days of Frederick the Great to the dying days of World War Two. It passes through the Napoleonic period, takes in the growth of war machinery under the leadership of Clausewitz and Moltke and acquaints the reader with the various victories won against Austria in 1866 and France in 1870. It then moves forwards into the twentieth century, following the course of the Imperial German army, its successes and ultimate failure in the Great War, its recovery in the inter-war years and its final destruction under the leadership of Hitler. The book is written for the professional and the general reader alike in the easy, readable style that has ensured Bryan Perrett's international popularity as a military and naval historian
 
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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 (196)

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