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Bond, Brian

Works: 88 works in 387 publications in 2 languages and 10,182 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Diaries  Biography  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Records and correspondence  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: D396, 940.28
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Most widely held works about Brian Bond
Most widely held works by Brian Bond
War and society in Europe, 1870-1970 by Brian Bond( Book )

47 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This survey by a leading military historian shows how war has exerted an enormous influence on European society since 1870, and how in turn civilian society has played a major role in transforming the nature of armed conflict."--Jacket
France and Belgium, 1939-1940 by Brian Bond( Book )

21 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engelsk/fransk militærhistorie/historie. Om Frankrig og Belgien - og Englands - situation i 1939-1940, fra starten på 2.Verdenskrig og "the Phony War" - den lange "stille" periode inden tyskernes invasion i Belgien og Frankrig og den tyske sejrrige Blitzkrieg maj-juni 1940. Bogen handler ikke så meget om selve krigsbegivenhederne, men søger at analysere og forklare baggrunden - bl.a. ud fra Belgiens erklærede neutralitet (i 1936) og de mildt sagt slingrende politisk/militære/strategiske forhold i årene op til Frankrigs fald og evakueringen i hast af resterne af the British Expeditionary Force via Dunkirk/Dunkerque. "The aim of this series is to examine the background to some of the more significant campaigns and to assess their impact on the course and outcome of the war as whole" - "to what extent were the disparate struggles pursued by Britain, France and Belgium responsible for the overwhelming defeat of the Allied armies in 1940?". Bogen er opdelt i følgende afsnit: I: The Commitment of BEF, British Expeditionary Force, to Europe before the Second World War. II: The Mechelen Incident and its Aftermath. III: Anglo-French Strategy and the Problem of Belgian Neutrality. IV: The Isolation of the Allied Armies in Belgium. V: The Failure of the Weygand Plan and the Belgian Surrender. VI: The Miracle of Dunkirk and the Collapse of the Alliance. VII: Chief Dramatis Personae
Liddell Hart : a study of his military thought by Brian Bond( Book )

16 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Militærhistorieforskning; Militærvidenskab; Militærteorier; Military Thought; Military Science; Warfare; 1. Verdenskrig; 2. Verdenskrig; England, Historie, 1895-1970; Engelske Hær; David Ben Gurion; Fuller, J.F.C.; Dayan,Moshe; Eden, Anthony; British Expeditionary Force; Kolde Krig; Churchill; Clausewitz; Israelske Hær; Aerial Bombing; Doktriner; British Way in Warfare; Engelsk Krigsførelse; Howard, Michael; Guderian; Lord Hankey; Hitler; Jomini; Polen; Rabin, Yitzhak; NATO; Napoleon; Mekanisering; Mobility; Lloyd George; von Manstein; Wilkinson, S.; Yadin, Y.; Sovjetunionen; Sharon, A.; Tanks; Somme; SHAPE; Krigsforbryderdomstole; Betingelsesløs Overgivelse
Victorian military campaigns by Brian Bond( Book )

15 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engelsk militærhistorie. Beskrivelse af de mindre Victorianske militære felttog/campaigns/expeditions - i det Britiske Empire i perioden 1845-1899: 1. The Sikh Wars, 1845-1849. 2. The Third China War, 1860. 3. The Expedition to Abyssinia, 1867-1868. 4. The Ashanti Campaign, 1873-1874. 5. The South African War, 1880-1881. 6. The Egyptian Campaign, 1882. 7. The Reconquest of Sudan, 1896-1899. Emneord: Viktorianske Krige; Britiske Kolonistyre; Engelske Hær; Storbritanien, Historie, 1845-1899; Sikh'erne; Kina, 1860; Abessinien; Sydafrika; Ægypten, 1882; Sudan, 1896-1899; Colonel Arabi; Cairo; General Colley; Childers, H.C.E.; Lord Elgin; Lord Cromer; Disraeli; Lord Kimberley; Lord Hardinge; Gladstone; Hope Grant; Gordon, Charles George; Peiho; General Napier; Indiske Mytteri; Indiske Opstand; Khartoum; Khalifa; Lord Kirchener; Kowloon; Laing's Nek; Mahdi; Dronning Victoria; Kejser Theodore III; Suez Kanalen; General Wolseley; Wood, E.; Zulu'er; Kumasi; Lahore
The pursuit of victory : from Napoleon to Saddam Hussein by Brian Bond( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Western Europe and North America the idea that war can deliberately be used as an 'instrument of policy' has become unfashionable, not least because of the carnage of two World Wars and the Americans' humiliating experience in Vietnam. But wars are still fought. Those who start wars clearly believe they are worthwhile. Why? In this original and provocative study, Brian Bond discusses the successes and failures of military and political leaders in their pursuit of victory over the last two centuries." "Professor Bond argues that in order to be counted victorious, a leader has to progress beyond military triumph to preserve the political control needed to secure an advantageous and enduring peace settlement. After 1945, nuclear weapons and the increased complexity of international relations blurred the identity of 'victors' and 'losers' and seemed to make the idea of a 'decisive' victory almost unthinkable. But this study warns against the assumption that war as an instrument of policy has now been completely discarded. The Falklands and Gulf conflicts show that aggressors are still prepared to risk war for tangible goals, and that their opponents are quite capable of responding successfully to such challenges."--Jacket
British military policy between the two world wars by Brian Bond( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unquiet western front : Britain's role in literature and history by Brian Bond( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now, thanks to the opening of the official archives and a more objective approach by a new generation, the myths are being challenged. This book follows the intense controversy from 1918 to the present, and concludes that historians are at last permitting the First World War to be placed in proper perspective."--Jacket
The First World War and British military history( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War Diaries; War Memoirs; War Books; Vestfronten; Østfronten; England, Historie, 1914-1918; Skyttegravskrigsførelse; Historikere; Faghistorikere; Militærhistorikere; Churchill; Weltkrieg; Lawrence of Arabia; Western Front; Dardanellerne; Terraine, John; British War Council; Officielle Papirer, Dokumenter, Arkiver; Somme; Marne; Verdun; Passchendaele; Ypres; Kampbeskrivelser; Feltliv; Frontberetninger; Despatches; Krigens Officielle Historie; Bulletiner; Krigsberetninger; Strategi; Taktik; Taylor, A.J.P.; Wavell; Palestina; Mesopotamien; Robertson, W.; Public Records; Officerer, Soldater; Krigslyrik, Krigsprosa; Buchan; Nelson; Lloyd George; Maurice, F.; No Mans Land; Le Cateau; Keegan, John; Kitchener; Laffin, John; Howard, Michael; Harkey, M.; Graves, Robert; Fuller, J.F.C.; French, D.; Falls, Cyril; Callwell, C.; Biografier; Memoirer; Erindringer; Asquith, H.; Astor; Arabiske Revolte
The Victorian Army and the Staff College, 1854-1914 by Brian Bond( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fallen stars : eleven studies of twentieth century military disasters( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's two world wars against Germany : myth, memory and the distortions of hindsight by Brian Bond( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Britain's role and performance in the two World Wars continues to generate considerable debate but the wars are rarely considered together. Leading military historian Brian Bond here challenges the popular view of the First World War as catastrophic and futile in contrast to the Second World War as a well-conducted and victorious moral crusade. He focuses on the key issues which have caused controversy and distortion, to demonstrate how these views became deeply rooted in popular culture in the years since 1945. These issues range from policy and strategy, combat experience, the attritional strategies of naval blockade and strategic bombing to British generalship, and gains and losses in the aftermath of both wars. He also considers the learning process of the British Army in both world wars. He boldly concludes that in a number of important respects Britain was more successful in the First World War than in the Second."--Publisher's Web site
Survivors of a kind : memoirs of the Western Front by Brian Bond( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a unique study of World War One memoirs from a historical perspective. It explores the tremendous effect that war experience had on writers' lives and how they came to terms with it after 1918, in deeply moving and often brilliant writing
Haig : a reappraisal 70 years on by Brian Bond( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field Marshal Earl Haig's reputation continues to arouse as much interest and controversy as ever. This volume represents the collaboration of two leading historical societies, The British Commission for Military History and The Douglas Haig Fellowship
War and society : a yearbook of military history : (1976) : Vol. 2 by Brian Bond( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief of staff; the diaries of Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Pownall by Henry Pownall( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staff officer : the diaries of Walter Guinness (first Lord Moyne), 1914-1918 by Walter Edward Guinness Moyne( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British and Japanese military leadership in the Far Eastern War, 1941-1945( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not least, General Sir William Slim's remarkable achievement as commander of XIV Army is critically assessed and found to be fully deserved. Above all, this volume should stimulate interest in different methods and styles of military leadership in view of the contrasting approaches of the British and Japanese in the Second World War."--Jacket
The battle of France and Flanders, 1940 : sixty years on( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret letters from the railway : the remarkable record of a Japanese POW by Charles Steel( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Steel took part in two military disasters - the Fall of France and the Dunkirk evacuation, and the Fall of Singapore. Shortly before the latter, he married Louise. Within days of being captured by the Japanese, he began writing a weekly letter to his new bride as means of keeping in touch with her in his mind, for the Japanese forbade all writing of letters and diaries. By the time he was liberated 3 1/2 years later, he had written and hidden some 180 letters, to which were added a further 20 post-liberation letters. Part love-letter, part diary these unique letters intended for Louise
British and Japanese military leadership in the Far Eastern War, 1941-45 by Brian Bond( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some 60 years after the Far Eastern War ended, this innovative collection brings together scholars from the UK and Japan to reappraise their respective countries' leadership in the Malaya and Burma campaigns
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The pursuit of victory : from Napoleon to Saddam Hussein
Alternative Names
Bond, B.

Bond, B. 1936-

Bond, B. (Brian)

Bond, Brian 1936-

Bond, Brian J. 1936-

Bond, Brian James.

Brian Bond britischer Militärhistoriker

Brian Bond British military historian

Brian Bond Brits militair historicus


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France and Belgium, 1939-1940The pursuit of victory : from Napoleon to Saddam HusseinThe unquiet western front : Britain's role in literature and historyThe First World War and British military historySurvivors of a kind : memoirs of the Western FrontHaig : a reappraisal 70 years onBritish and Japanese military leadership in the Far Eastern War, 1941-1945The battle of France and Flanders, 1940 : sixty years on