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Windrow, Martin

Overview
Works: 224 works in 662 publications in 4 languages and 14,966 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Military history  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: DS553.3.D5, 959.704142
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Most widely held works by Martin Windrow
The last valley : Dien Bien Phu and the French defeat in Vietnam by Martin Windrow( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In December 1953, the French army occuping Vietnam challenged the elusive Vietnamese army to engage in a decisive battle. When French paratroopers landed in the jungle on the border between Vietnam and Laos, the Vietnamese quickly isolated the French force and besieged it in a small place called Dien Bien Phu. The hunters - the French army - had become the hunted, desperately defending their outgunned base." "As defeat loomed for the French, they appealed to the United States for help. The vice-president at the time, Richard Nixon, and Air Force general Curtis Le May soon devised a plan to drop atomic weapons on Vietnamese supply dumps - an ill-considered strategy blocked by President Dwight Eisenhower." "And so the siege in the jungle wore on, its scope and ferocity calling to mind the siege of Stalingrad during World War II. Eventually, the French were depleted, demoralized, and destroyed. As they withdrew, the country of Vietnam was ominously divided at U.S. insistence, creating the short-lived Republic of South Vietnam, for which 55,000 Americans would die in the next twenty years." "Dien Bien Phu was a pivotal battle of the last century - the first defeat of modern Western forces by an Asian guerrilla army. Its political consequences reverberate to this day. The Last Valley is destined to be the classic account of the battle for generations to come."--Jacket
The owl who liked sitting on Caesar : living with a tawny owl by Martin Windrow( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an odd couple: a British military historian and the Tawny Owl with whom he lived for fifteen years. Adorable but with knife-sharp talons, Mumble became Windrow's closest, if at times unpredictable, companion, first in a South London flat and later in the more owl-friendly Sussex countryside. Windrow recalls with wry humor their finer moments as well as the reactions of incredulous neighbors, the awkwardness of buying Mumble unskinned rabbit at Harrods Food Hall ... and an unexpected education in the paleontology, zoology, and sociology of owls
Military dress of North America, 1665-1970 by Martin Windrow( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman legionary by Martin Windrow( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of the Roman army
The World War II GI by Martin Windrow( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the day-to-day life and experiences of the typical American soldier during World War II. Includes a glossary of terms and a brief chronology of the major campaigns of the war
The medieval knight by Martin Windrow( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the day-to-day life and experiences of a typical soldier during the middle ages in England and France. Includes a glossary of terms and a brief chronology of major military events from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries
The Viking warrior by Martin Windrow( Book )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and French and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the weapons and background of the wide-ranging Viking warriors
The invaders by Martin Windrow( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 10 centuries before 1200 A.D., fire, sword, and destruction swept across Europe. Its territory was invaded and fought over time and time again, first by the Romans and then in turn by the terrifying Huns, Goths, Vandals, Franks, Arabs, Vikings, and Normans. These chaotic and war-stricken times saw the rise of some of history's greatest leaders: Attila the Hun, Charlemagne, Mohammed, and William the Conqueror. This lavishly illustrated book describes in vivid detail the battles, weapons, and everyday lives of these warring peoples
The Civil War rifleman by Martin Windrow( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and experiences of a typical Union and Confederate soldier during the Civil War. Includes a glossary of terms and a brief chronology of major events in the war
The World War I tommy by Martin Windrow( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the day-to-day life and experiences of the typical American soldier during World War I. Includes a glossary of terms and a brief chronology of the major campaigns of the war
The Greek hoplite by Martin Windrow( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the day-to-day life and experiences of a soldier in Ancient Greece. Includes a glossary of terms and a brief chronology of major military events from 498 B.C. to 336 B.C
The British Redcoat of the Napoleonic wars by Martin Windrow( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the day-to-day life and experiences of the typical British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. Includes a glossary of terms and a brief chronology of the major campaigns of the war
The universal soldier; fourteen studies in campaign life, A.D. 43-1944 by Martin Windrow( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the life of the common soldier on campaign, from A.D. 43 to 1943"--Jacket
Air facts and feats: a record of aerospace achievement by Francis K Mason( Book )

7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of man's achievements during the past 180 years in his continuing endeavours to achieve and exploit flight through and beyond the earth,s atmosphere
Aircraft in profile by Martin Windrow( )

in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The footsoldier by Martin Windrow( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed information on both ancient and modern soldiers
A concise dictionary of military biography : two hundred of the most significant names in land warfare, 10th-20th century by Martin Windrow( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engelsk militærhistorisk og krigshistorisk biografi og levnedsbeskrivelse fra 1975 over 200 af de mest fremtrædende og betydningsfulde militære ledere, generaler, hærførere, feltherrer, m.fl. i landkrigsførsel op igennem verdenshistorien, krigshistorien og militærhistorien fra ca. år 1000 til det 20. århundrede. Alfabetisk ordnet
Our friends beneath the sands : the Foreign Legion in France's colonial conquests 1870-1935 by Martin Windrow( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since the 1920s the popular legend of the French Foreign Legion has been formed by P.C. Wren's novel Beau Geste - a world of remote forts, warrior tribes, and desperate men of all nationalities enlisting under pseudonyms to fight and die under the desert sun." "As with all cliches, the reality is far richer and more surprising than this. In this book Martin Windrow describes desert battles and famous last stands in gripping detail - but he also shows exactly what the Foreign Legion were doing in North Africa in the first place. He explains how French colonial methods there actually had their roots in the jungles of Vietnam, and how the political pressures that kept the empire expanding can be traced to battles on the streets of Paris itself. His description of the Berber tribesmen of Morocco also reveals some disturbing modern parallels: the formidable guerrillas of the 1920s were inspired by an Islamic fundamentalist who was adept at using the world's media to further his cause." "This unique book is the first to examine the 'golden age' of the Foreign Legion in such detail. Martin Windrow has been studying the Legion for forty years, and is the first English writer to travel throughout Morocco locating and examining some of their desert and mountain battlefields. His meticulous research and vivid writing will make this the last word on what remains one of the most famous military organizations in the world."--Jacket
The horse soldier by Martin Windrow( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents information on the horse soldier in over 3,000 years of warfare, including detailed information on the life and equipment of horse and rider
Uniforms of the French Foreign Legion, 1831-1981 by Martin Windrow( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The last valley : Dien Bien Phu and the French defeat in Vietnam
Alternative Names
Martin Windrow britischer Historiker, Verleger und Autor

Martin Windrow British historian

Martin Windrow Brits historicus

Martin Windrow brittisk historiker

Windrow, Martin

Windrow, Martin 1944-

Windrow, Martin C.

Windrow, Martin C. 1944-

Windrow, Martin C. (Martin Clive), 1944-

Windrow, Martin Clive 1944-

윈드로우, 마틴

ウィンドロウ, マーチン・C.

ウィンドロウ, マーティン

Languages
English (125)

German (3)

French (3)

Japanese (1)

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Our friends beneath the sands : the Foreign Legion in France's colonial conquests 1870-1935