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Smith, Colin 1944-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 118 publications in 3 languages and 3,773 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Military history  History  Fiction  Drama  Periodicals  Dictionaries 
Roles: Other, Instrumentalist, Performer
Classifications: B2430.M3763, 940.5423
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Most widely held works by Colin Smith
The Battle of Alamein : turning point, World War II by John Bierman ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the most devastating global conflict in history, the Battle of Alamein stands out as one of the great triumphs of the Allied forces. In October 1942, the little Egyptian railway stop became the showdown between two legendary commanders - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the notorious "Desert Fox," and British Lieutenant General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery. When Rommel's Panzerarmee Afrika clashed with the imperial British forces under Monty, the entire dynamic of World War II changed. Now, in this account, John Bierman and Colin Smith unfold the whole story of the decisive campaigns of the desert war, from the Italian invasion of Egypt in September 1940 to the mass surrender of the Axis forces in Tunis in May 1943." "Writing with great verve, Bierman and Smith create a stunning panorama peopled by some of the most glamorous, dangerous, and mysterious figures in the war, drawing on extensive and hitherto overlooked primary sources, including battle reports, regimental histories, and interviews with veterans from all sides of the conflict. The story reads like a great war novel as the two sides chase each other back and forth across an unforgiving North African landscape. They shed new light on the remarkable story of Rommel's desert advisor, the shady Hungarian adventurer Laszlo Almasy, who was recast as the romantic English patient in Michael Ondaatje's novel. They also tell the story of the secret war fought by a group of German Jewish volunteers from Palestine and the strange tale of the unfortunate American colonel who became an unwilling source of intelligence for the Nazis." "The picture is large in scope, juxtaposing the designs and delusions of grand strategy against the courage, chaos, and confusion of individuals in combat. At Alamein, Nazi Germany's hitherto unbroken succession of land victories was finally reversed, and the mightiest war machine the world had ever seen suffered its first major defeat. This riveting account is military history at its absolute best."--BOOK JACKET
Fire in the night : Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia, and Zion by John Bierman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of World War II commander Orde Wingate
Carlos : portrait of a terrorist by Colin Smith ( Book )
14 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Palestinians by Colin Smith ( Book )
27 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Singapore burning : heroism and surrender in World War II by Colin Smith ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
England's last war against France : fighting Vichy 1940-1942 by Colin Smith ( Book )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Under the terms of the French Armistice with Nazi Germany, the unoccupied part of France and its substantial colonies were ruled from the spa town of Vichy by the government of Mar?chal Philip P?tain, the victor of Verdun, one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Between July 1940 and November 1942, while Britain was at war with Germany, Italy, and ultimately Japan, it also fought land, sea and air battles with the considerable forces at Vichy's disposal. When the Royal Navy sank the French Fleet at Mers-el-K?bir nearly 1,300 French sailors died in the twentieth century's most one-sided sea battle. The war the British and eventually the Americans fought against France in 1940-42 has never been written about as an entity, until now"--Publisher
Alamein : war without hate by John Bierman ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cut-out : a novel by Colin Smith ( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last crusade by Colin Smith ( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
War without hate : the desert campaign of 1940-1943 by John Bierman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And now for something completely different : dictionary of allusions in British English by Rodney Sampson ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four-play : a play by Colin Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carlos : portrait d'un terroriste by Colin Smith ( Book )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
England's Last War Against France. ; Fighting Vichy 1940-42 by Colin Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heroism and surrender in World War II by Colin Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using material from many sources, Smith tells the story of the fall of Singapore. Alongside cowardice and incompetence, are forgotten acts of enormous heroism; treachery yet heart-rending loyalty; compassion as well as brutality from the bravest and most capricious enemy the British ever had to face. Originally published: London: Viking, 2005
portrait of a terrorist by Colin Smith ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Phenomenology of perception by Maurice Merleau-Ponty ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hoofdwerk van de Franse filosoof (1908-1961), die als een van de grondleggers van het existentialisme geldt
Australian leather men ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carlos : retrato de un terrorista by Colin Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ramón Menéndez Pidal, 1869-1968 : a lecture to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Ramon Menendez Pidal by Colin Smith ( Book )
3 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (100)
French (4)
Spanish (3)
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