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Franks, Norman L. R.

Overview
Works: 168 works in 581 publications in 3 languages and 9,178 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vNew Zealand  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Guidebooks  Directories  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Composer, Creator, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norman L. R Franks
Aircraft versus aircraft : the illustrated story of fighter pilot combat since 1914 by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines the history of aerial combat, describes the characteristics of famous fighters from biplanes to jets, and shares the experiences of fighter pilots
Battle of Britain by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated account of the air battle, relating to personal experiences of well-known pilots on both sides
The Red Baron : a History in Pictures by Norman L. R Franks( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Keen First World War aviation enthusiasts will be familiar with Norman Franks' previous books covering the life of Rittmeister Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, so why this new one? Well Manfred, the iconic Red Baron, has constantly remained at the forefront of First World War studies and, in commemorating the one hundred years that have elapsed since the beginning of hostilities, it seems like a good time to introduce a new arrangement of photographs covering the entire span of von Richthofen's war (most of which will have been seen, but spread over a whole variety of books and magazines about First World War flying), consolidated in one book."--Publisher description
Under the guns of the Red Baron : the complete record of von Richthofen's victories and victims fully illustrated by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen was the most feared and celebrated of all German pilots in WWI, and has become one of the iconic figures of history. This book has detailed research about the lives of all of his 123 victims, and provides a blow-by-blow account of their encounter with the great man - a unique compilation of material."--Back cover
The air battle of Dunkirk by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The air battle of Dunkirk took place 60+ years ago and was the culmination of the RAF's first major confrontation with Hitler's Luftwaffe in WWII
The greatest air battle : Dieppe, 19th August, 1942 by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af RAF's luftstøtte til kommandoraid'et mod den franske havneby Dieppe under 2. verdenskrig
The Red Baron's last flight : a mystery investigated by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af den fra 1. verdenskrig berømte tyske pilot Manfred von Richthofen, herunder navnlig de nærmere omstændigheder omkring hans sidste flyvning og død
Beyond courage : air sea rescue by Walrus squadrons in the Adriatic, Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian seas 1942-1945 by Norman L. R Franks( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretter om RAF's eftersøgnings- og redningsenheder - de såkaldte Walrus eskadriller - og deres indsats under 2. verdenskrig
The battle of the airfields : 1st January 1945 by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

800 tyske jageres angreb mod allierede flyvepladser i Holland, Belgien og Frankrig den 1. januar 1945. 300 tyske og 200 allierede fly gik tabt. En skæbnesvanger operation for Luftwaffe
In the footsteps of the Red Baron by Mike O'Connor( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great war fighter aces 1916 - 1918 by Norman L. R Franks( )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the close of 1916, the air war over France was progressing amazingly. The Royal Flying Corps, the French Air Force and the opposing German Air Services were all engaged in fierce aereal conflict and the Allied air forces were following a particular successful if agressive policy. They were taking the war to the Germans by constantly crossing the massive trench system that stretched from the North Sea to the Swiss border. With observation and bombing aircraft requiring constant protection from the German fighter Jastas, the fighter aces on both sides soon gained publicity and fame as a result of their daily engagements. This book explores the many ways in which fighter pilots developed tactics in order to outdo the opposition in the fight for allied victory. In so doing, they achieved high honours on account of their prowess in the skies. It also looks at the development of militarised flight during the course of these key years, revealing how each side constantly endeavoured to improve their aircraft and their gunnery. By early 1918 the Americans were also starting to take part in the war against Germany, and any number of US citizens were joining both the French Air Service as well as manning their own Aero Squadrons. This publication covers the development of American air combat, whilst also recording the efforts of some of their ace pilots flying both British and French aircraft with precision and skill. -- back cover
Conflict over the bay by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En skildring af en meget dramatisk periode i 1943, hvor Coastal Command udkæmpede en afgørende dyst med de tyske ubåde i Biscaya-bugten
Dark sky, deep water by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kampe mellem de allieredes luftvåben og tyske u-både under 2. verdenskrig
Sky tiger : the story of Group Captain Sailor Malan, DSO DFC by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fallen eagles : airmen who survived The Great War only to die in peacetime by Norman L. R Franks( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempest pilot by C. J Sheddan( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografisk beretning af Squadron Leader fra New Zealand om oplevelser og hændelser som jagerpilot under 2. verdenskrig, herunder et ophold i København stationeret i Kastrup lige efter krigens afslutning
Dog-fight : aerial tactics of the aces of World War I by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver udviklingen af nærluftkamp (Dogfight) under 1. verdenskrig
Bloody April 1917 : an exciting detailed analysis of one of the deadliest months in the air in WWI by Norman L. R Franks( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search, find and kill by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and Czech and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om anti-ubådsoperationerne, hvor Coastal Command under 2. verdenskrig sænkede 220 tyske og italienske ubåde og selv mistede 740 fly
Fighter pilot's summer by Norman L. R Franks( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografisk beretning om en RAF-jagerpilot's oplevelser under 2. verdenskrig, hvor han blev alvorlig såret under The Battle of Britain, men opnåede flyverstatus igen
 
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Dog-fight : aerial tactics of the aces of World War I
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Under the guns of the Red Baron : the complete record of von Richthofen's victories and victims fully illustratedThe air battle of DunkirkThe greatest air battle : Dieppe, 19th August, 1942The Red Baron's last flight : a mystery investigatedBeyond courage : air sea rescue by Walrus squadrons in the Adriatic, Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian seas 1942-1945The battle of the airfields : 1st January 1945In the footsteps of the Red BaronConflict over the bay
Alternative Names

controlled identityRobert, Leslie, 1940-

Franks, Leslie 1940-

Franks, Norman.

Franks, Norman 1940-

Franks, Norman L.

Franks, Norman L. 1940-

Franks, Norman Leslie Robert

Franks, Norman Leslie Robert 1940-

Norman Franks British writer and historian

Languages
English (166)

Czech (2)

Polish (1)