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Smithers, A. J. 1919-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 102 publications in 2 languages and 2,197 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DT777, B
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Most widely held works by A. J Smithers
The Kaffir wars, 1779-1877 by A. J Smithers( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siden hollænderne i 16. årh. og englænderne 1795-1814 overtog Kaplandet var der kampe med de indfødte stammer Kaffer eller Zuluer. Dette værk beskriver englændernes og Boernes (de hollandske efterkommere) kampe mod de indfødte stammer 1779-1877 indtil kort før Zulukrigen 1879. - Særlig under de indfødte herskere Chaka, Dingaan og Pandu var kampen hård
Dornford Yates : a biography by A. J Smithers( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir John Monash by A. J Smithers( Book )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new Excalibur : the development of the tank, 1909-1939 by A. J Smithers( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of a mobile strong-point, out of which the tank developed, probably occurred to most minds after our first experience of attacking strongly entrenched positions; I first heard it suggested by an Intelligence Corps officer as early as the Battle of the Aisne ... the suggestion of using the 'Caterpillar tractor, which has been experimented with at Aldershot in 1914, immediately arose ... but it was so obvious a development that it must have occurred simultaneously in many regiments and staff messes.' Thus stated Jphn Charteris, Sir Douglas Haig's Director of Military Intelligence Obvious
The man who disobeyed: Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien and his enemies by A. J Smithers( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rude mechanicals : an account of tank maturity during the second World War by A. J Smithers( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matilda I; Vickers Light Tank Mk VIA, og IVB; A9 og A10; Matilda 2 og Tysk Panzer 2, 1940; Valentine Victrix 1943; TOG 1 og TOG 2, fra 1. Verdenskrig; Nuffield Cruiser A13 og A15 Crusader; Covenanter Mk IV; Cavalier; Azo; Churchill Mk II, III og VI; Sentinel; Grant; Hopkins; Centaur Mk III; Challenger; Cromwell; Straussler; Sherman Firefly; Vickers Tetrarch; Comet; Tiger, Panther, Jagdtiger
Wonder aces of the air : the flying heroes of the Great War by A. J Smithers( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toby : a real life ripping yarn by A. J Smithers( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taranto, 1940 : "prelude to Pearl Harbor" by A. J Smithers( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honourable conquests : an account of the enduring work of the Royal Engineers throughout the empire by A. J Smithers( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of the Corps of Royal Engineers, now affectionately known as The Sappers but then as the King's Military Engineers, has been traced as far as 1414, though it was not until 1716 that a permanent officer corps of engineers was established by the Board of Ordnance with the title Corps of Engineers. Being part of the Regular Army it is hardly surprising that the Corps should be associated in the public mind with such tasks as building roads, bridges and defensive works or breaching those of the enemy and scant attention was hitherto been paid to the remarkable achievements of the Corps
Cambrai : the first great tank battle, 1917 by A. J Smithers( Book )

5 editions published between 1922 and 1992 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1917 the First World War had reached a point of stalemate. Two vast armies, larger than had ever before been put in the field, faced each other in opposing trenches stretching in virtually unbroken lines from the English Channel to the Swiss border. The machine gun was the weapon of the hour. Time after time thousands of men, Allied and German, had gone "over the top", only to be mown down by the merciless hail of bullets. That "corner of a foreign field" was beginning to look more like the quarter of a foreign land. Then came the "Miracle Weapon" of the First World War - the Tank. But a new weapon of such revolutionary potentialities necessarily demands new strategic, tactical and logistic thinking to back up its employment." "Jack Smithers, whose earlier books have established him as a leading authority on what has certainly been the most revolutionary advance in land warfare since gunpowder took over from arrows, brings his wide knowledge of the subject to this reassessment of the Battle of Cambrai, where the new super-weapon was first used by the English in the way its designers intended." "His conclusions are often controversial and sometimes surprising, but, as readers of his earlier books will doubtless expect, certainly never dull. As he says, "No land battle of this century surpasses Cambrai in importance. The methods used made obsolete everything that had gone before and laid out the ground for each serious operation of war from Amiens to the Gulf. Grasp what happened at Cambrai and the rest will explain itself.""--BOOK JACKET
The fighting nation : Lord Kitchener and his armies by A. J Smithers( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taranto 1940 : 'a glorious episode' by A. J Smithers( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the long history of the British Isles few years can stand in comparison with 1940 in terms of unrivalled gloom. The fiasco in Norway, the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk, the fall of France and the entry of Italy into the war were hardly offset by the success of the Royal Air Force in the Battle of Britain and the failure of the Italian troops in their attempted invasion of Egypt. Near the end of the year, however, there occurred an event which is remarkable not only for its dramatic effect on the course of the war but for the fact that it has virtually disappeared from public memory. Th
Cambrai : the first great tank battle by A. J Smithers( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is probably true to say that no land battle of this century passes Cambrai in importance. Up to the winter of 1917 warfare had changed only in degree since the coming of gunpowder. The scenario, with parts for horse, foot and guns, remained essentially the same. All this was part of a world about to disappear for good with the introduction of the tank. The British Army, hammered by years of war and facing almost alone the vastly increasing strength of its enemy, was expected by most observers to be near to going down in defeat. Instead of that, using British designed and built fighting mach
Combined forces : being the later-day adventures of Maj-Gen Sir Richard Hannay, Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond and Berry and co. by A. J Smithers( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tangier campaign : [the birth of the British Army] by A. J Smithers( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography by A. J Smithers( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonder aces of the air by A. J Smithers( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonder aces of the air : the flying heroes of the Graet War by A. J Smithers( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The fighting nation : Lord Kitchener and his armies
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The fighting nation : Lord Kitchener and his armiesTaranto 1940 : 'a glorious episode'The Tangier campaign : [the birth of the British Army]
Alternative Names
Smithers, A. J. 1919-

Smithers, Alan Jack 1919-

סמיתרס, א. ג'.

סמיתרס, א.ז' 1919-

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