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Willmott, H. P.

Overview
Works: 75 works in 421 publications in 10 languages and 18,732 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Maps  Military history 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Creator
Classifications: D743, 940.5426
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Most widely held works by H. P Willmott
The last century of sea power by H. P Willmott( )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transition to modern war at sea began during the period of the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) and the Spanish-American War (1898) and was propelled forward rapidly by the advent of the dreadnought and the nearly continuous state of war that culminated in World War I. By 1922, most of the elements that would define sea power in the 20th century were in place. Written by one of our foremost military historians, this volume acknowledges the complex nature of this transformation, focusing on imperialism, the growth of fleets, changes in shipbuilding and armament technology, and doctrines about
The great crusade : a new complete history of the Second World War by H. P Willmott( )

32 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An updated edition of the classic survey of World War II's military history
Pearl Harbor by H. P Willmott( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the events leading up to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 that resulted in 3,500 casualties, the details of the attack, and the ensuing Japanese and American reactions
World War I by H. P Willmott( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual guide to the causes, battles, and forces of World War I
World War II by H. P Willmott( Book )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive overview of the Second World War offers a study of the war's causes and consequences, the objectives and concerns of all combatants, and the events, campaigns, and personalities involved in all theaters of the war
When men lost faith in reason : reflections on war and society in the twentieth century by H. P Willmott( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This examination of the history of the 20th century and the place of war in its unfolding presents a radical, unorthodox interpretation of both. With provision for seeing 1945 as the proper starting point for the 20th century and 1968 as the year that marked the end of the Age of Reason, this provocative study portrays the First World War as the first war of the 20th century and the Second World War as the last war of the 19th. It also provides a counterview of the Second World War as merely one part of a series of conflicts that lasted between 1931 and 1975 and the Cold War as the time when real hatreds were suspended. Moving through various insurgency campaigns, Willmott subjects the Gulf campaign of 1991 to skeptical analysis that is certain to be contentious.''Challenging the view that the 20th century will be viewed by future historians as ranging from approximately 1914 to 1992, Willmott offers this volume as a counter to modern historiography which, he contends, is obsessed with micro-analysis and has lost vital context and perspective. Arguing that war is not the preserve of the intellect, and that it is neither intrinsically rational nor scientific, Willmott depicts war as a manmade phenomenon, complete with all the elements of human failure, misjudgment, and incompetence. He concludes with a consideration of modern doctrine and predictions for the future of war
The historical atlas of World War I by Anthony Livesey( )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

June 1944 by H. P Willmott( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records and analyzes how the military events in France, Italy, Eastern Europe, and the Pacific decided the war and the future of the world
Empires in the balance : Japanese and Allied Pacific strategies to April 1942 by H. P Willmott( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japans situation; De Allierede Nationers situation og Strategi; Malayas fald; ABDA; ANZAC; Fra Lingayen Gulf til Bataan; Afslutningen i Indien; Fra Victoria Point Yenangyaung; Japans muligheder i 1942
The Second World War in the Far East by H. P Willmott( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this heavily illustrated and authoritative account of World War II in the Far East and the Pacific, critically acclaimed historian H.P. Wilmott describes the most dramatic actions ever played out in military history
The barrier and the javelin : Japanese and Allied Pacific strategies, February to June 1942 by H. P Willmott( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of Leyte Gulf : the last fleet action by H. P Willmott( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The battle of Leyte Gulf was the greatest naval battle in modern history. This book is a detailed and comprehensive account of the fighting from both sides on 24-25 October 1944. It provides the context of the battle, most obviously in terms of Japanese calculations and the search for "a fitting place to die" and "the chance to bloom as flowers of death," as well as a comprehensive discussion of the events leading up to and following the battle."
B-17 Flying Fortress by H. P Willmott( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the Flying Fortress airplane, America's most famous bomber in World War II
Okinawa, 1945 : gateway to Japan by I. T. M Gow( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gathering darkness : the coming of war to the Far East and the Pacific, 1921-1942 by Haruo Tohmatsu( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States' involvement in World War II began with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. But for Japan, the conflict began at a much earlier date. This book focuses on Japan and the events in its military history leading up to and including Pearl Harbor. Unique in its perspective, A Gathering Darkness shows how historical events in the 1920s and 1930s steered the country into war with America and its allies
First World War by H. P Willmott( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of "The Great War" that combines photography with personal accounts which evoke both the futility and the spirit of the war. Considering every aspect of the conflict, this book provides an analysis of the causes and forces behind the most destructive and costliest war ever witnessed
The war with Japan : the period of balance, May 1942-October 1943 by H. P Willmott( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 was the beginning of the United States' battle with Japan during World War II. In the months following the attack, Japan was successful in a series of victories throughout Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. Then, from May 1942 to October 1943, the Japanese and the United States engaged in a series of fierce clashes in the Southwest Pacific. Both the U.S. and Japanese forces were evenly matched, and their troops fought one another to exhaustion. This engrossing book looks at the war with Japan, focusing on this "period of balance" between American and Japanese forces. The War with Japan explains how the battles fought in the Coral Sea in May and off Midway Islands in June 1942 represented the first engagements that were not the result of decisions made by the Japanese before the outbreak of war. Both the U.S. and Japanese had to consider their next moves in a strategic situation that was much like a gun lying in the street: it was there for either side to pick up and use. H. P. Willmott examines the conflict in this context. The campaigns that raged in the lower Solomons and along the Kakoda Trail for control of eastern New Guinea, along with the ferocious battles in the Coral Sea and off Midway Islands, were the turning point of the war in the Pacific. The fight for control of Guadalcanal saw the Imperial Navy and U.S. Navy fight one another, and themselves, until they were completely spent. But between February and October 1943, the Americans gained a critical edge when the U.S. Navy took delivery of the first of the massive warships that were to carry the fighting to the Japanese home islands. After November 1943, this strong U.S. fleet-built during the period of hostilities-outfought the Japanese navy. The War with Japan explores all these aspects of Japanese defeat. This fascinating probe into the war with Japan is ideal for all readers who are interested in military history and World War II
Warships by H. P Willmott( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in English and French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exciting story of modern warships and the fluctuating battle for sea power, as waged by all seafaring nations in the period since 1860
Zero A6M by H. P Willmott( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and French and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskrivelse af det japanske jagerfly A6M Zero kendt fra Stillehavskrigen under 2. verdenskrig
Grave of a dozen schemes : British naval planning and the war against Japan, 1943-1945 by H. P Willmott( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 1943 as the prospect of victory over Germany became discernible, the British high command's attention turned toward the Pacific. At issue was Great Britain's role in what would be the final stage of the Japanese war. Given conflicting strategic considerations, the lack of facilities, supplies, and men, and a navy unfamiliar with large-scale carrier operations, the search for a national strategy against the Japanese was to take a full year. Within the British high command, a bitter debate raged between a prime minister intent upon an Indian Ocean-based amphibious strategy and the service chiefs who recognized that an Upper Burma commitment was unavoidable and saw that the employment of a carrier force in the central Pacific was highly desirable. With this book a noted British naval and military historian follows the debate, tracing the way that policy was shaped as much by the unfolding of events as by deliberate calculations. Drawing on British Cabinet, service, and planning papers, H.P. Willmott examines a process and issues that remain relevant today - the formulation of national policy, its joint-service application and reconstitution, and the confusion of political and military arguments at the highest levels of policy-making. In addition, he examines the decisions that were made against the record of achievement in 1944-1945
 
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The last century of sea power
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The great crusade : a new complete history of the Second World WarPearl HarborWorld War IWorld War IIWhen men lost faith in reason : reflections on war and society in the twentieth centuryThe historical atlas of World War IJune 1944Empires in the balance : Japanese and Allied Pacific strategies to April 1942
Alternative Names
Hedley Paul Willmott britischer Militärhistoriker

Hedley Paul Willmott British military historian

Hedley Paul Willmott Brits militair historicus

Willmott, H.P

Willmott, H. P. 1945-

Willmott, H.P (Hedley Paul)

Willmott, H. P. (Hedley Paul), 1945-

Willmott, Hedley Paul.

Willmott, Hedley Paul 1945-

Willmott, Ned 1945-

Wilmott, Ned

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