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Macdonald, Lyn

Overview
Works: 50 works in 266 publications in 3 languages and 6,843 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Poetry  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D541, 940.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lyn Macdonald
Somme by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

37 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1916 was one of the great turning-points in British history as the youthful hopes of a generation were crushed in a desperate struggle to survive. Although on paper, the Battle of the Somme was meticulously planned, 150,000 were killed in the punishing shellfire, the endless ordeal of attack and counter-attack; and twice that number were left maimed or wounded. Here, Lyn Macdonald lets the men who were there give their own testimony
1915, the death of innocence by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amidst shattered hopes, disillusionment and grim resolve, this recounting of the year 1915 during World War I is the story of the British Army and their journey from optimism to "carnage incomparable and human squander." Brutal, frank, sometimes painfully funny, and always human, this is the result of 20 years of research which includes many first-hand accounts: diaries, letters, and interviews with survivors. From the battlefileds of Neuve Chapelle, Ypres, Loos, the Shores of Gallipoli and the Flanders swamps all is told from the viewpoint of the men themselves to form a mix of compelling military history and poignant memories
To the last man : spring 1918 by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the trenches to the battle lines, in bold advances and fighting retreats and courageous stands, those first momentous months of 1918 come ... to life in the pages of this oral chronicle."--Jacket
1914 by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They called it Passchendaele : the story of the Third Battle of Ypres and of the men who fought in it by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

44 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om 3. slag ved Ypres 1917 i 1. Verdenskrig. Passchendaele blev kendt som en af de mest forfærdelige slagmarker. Forfatterinden forlod sin stilling som BBC radio-producer for at skrive om de britiske soldater, som deltog i slaget. Bogen er baseret på interview med over 600 overlevende. Bogen blev udgivet 1. gang i 1978
The roses of no man's land by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Slave and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'On the face of it,' writes Lyn Macdonald, 'no one could have been less equipped for the job than these gently nurtured girls who walked straight out of Edwardian drawing rooms into the manifest horrors of the First World War...' Yet the volunteer nurses rose magnificently to the occasion. In leaking tents and draughty huts they fought another war, a war against agony and death, as men lay suffering from the pain of unimaginable wounds or diseases we can now cure almost instantly. It was here that young doctors frantically forged new medical techniques - of blood transfusion, dentistry, psychiatry and plastic surgery - in the attempt to save soldiers shattered in body or spirit. And it was here that women achieved a quiet but permanent revolution, by proving beyond question they could do anything. All this is superbly captured in The Roses of No Man's Land, a panorama of hardship, disillusion and despair, yet also of endurance and supreme courage"--Summary taken from 2013 edition
1914-1918 : voices & images of the Great War by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lyn Macdonald has gathered an impressive array of contemporary accounts and illustrations ... covering all aspects of the war ... The author has drawn on the experiences of men who came to fight from far away, the Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders and the Doughboys from the USA, as well as those of British Jocks and Tommies, and the book touches on subjects as diverse as propaganda, fear, morale, bravery, bawdiness, filth and frivolity, and the stark contrast between the attitudes of civilians at home and the men at the front"--Jacket
Bordeaux and Aquitaine by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passchendaele : the story of the third Battle of Ypres 1917 by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third battle of Ypres, culminating in a desperate struggle for the ridge and little village of Passchendaele, was one of the most appalling campaigns in the First World War. A million Tommies, Canadians and Anzacs assembled at the Ypres Salient in the summer of 1917, mostly raw young troops keen to do their bit for King and Country. Lyn Macdonald's They Called it Passchendaele tells their tale of mounting disillusion amid mud, terror and desperate privation, yet it is also a story of immense courage, comradeship, songs, high spirits and hope"--Back cover
Passendale 1917 by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Dutch and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De lotgevallen van Britse soldaten tijdens het Britse offensief rond Ieper in West-Vlaanderen
Anthem for doomed youth : poets of the great war( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rozen van het niemandsland by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijke getuigenissen van en over de verpleegsters die tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog de gewonden verzorgden
How to be a supercook and work as well by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1914 : dagen van hoop by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ooggetuigenverslagen van Britse soldaten van het eerste jaar van de Eerste Wereldoorlog
In Flanders fields; the 1917 campaign by Leon Wolff( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A First World War classic, detailed in its history, evocative of the period and importantly the context, Wolff's study of the 1917 campaign contains expert narrative in the strategy and tactics of the Battle of Third Ypres. In Flanders Fields begins on New Year's Day 1917; the violence which ensued; the ways in which men died and looks at the politics, putting a spotlight on the leaders, and how the campaign was conceived, sponsored and opposed. Reasons for this seemingly endless onslaught are still debated today by military historians, yet in this novelisation of the infamous battle, Wolff goes some way to explain the unexplainable: how was it possible to have such slaughter on an industrial scale, only one year after the Somme. This revised edition has been published to coincide with the centenary year of the battle and has been updated and introduced by Freddy Declerk MNZM, former chairman of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917"--Page 4 of cover
Consumer-preferred company responses following a crisis : the importance of taking responsibility by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordeal by fire : witnesses to the Great War by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen Fourteen-Nineteen Eighteen : Voices & Images of the Great War 1988 by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French cooking without tears by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Applying the involvement construct to organisational crises by Lyn Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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To the last man : spring 1918
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1915, the death of innocenceTo the last man : spring 19181914They called it Passchendaele : the story of the Third Battle of Ypres and of the men who fought in itThe roses of no man's land1914-1918 : voices & images of the Great War
Alternative Names
Lyn MacDonald British military historian

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Languages
English (211)

Dutch (12)

Slave (1)