WorldCat Identities

French, David 1954-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 239 publications in 1 language and 9,570 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Honoree
Classifications: HV6433.I722, 956.054
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David French
Raising Churchill's army : the British army and the war against Germany, 1919-1945 by David French( )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first serious analysis of the combat capability of the British army in the Second World War. It sweeps away the myth that the army suffered from poor morale, and that it only won its battles through the use of 'brute force' and by reverting to the techniques of the First World War. David French analyses the place of the army in British strategy in the interwar period and during the Second World War. He shows that after 1918 the General Staff tried hard to learn the lessons of the First World War, enthusiastically embracing technology as the best way of minimizing future casualties. Professor French assesses Montgomery's contributions to the war effort and concludes that most important were his willingness to impose a uniform understanding of doctrine on his subordinates, and to use mechanized firepower in ways quite different from Haig in the First World War."--Jacket
Strategy and intelligence : British policy during the First World War by M. L Dockrill( )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays discusses various aspects of the First World War and aims to summarize the latest literature on Britain's participation in that war and also to open up new lines of investigation. These include the role of intelligence in land and air battles; Anglo-American financial relations; Anglo-Russian and Anglo-Irish relations; the British Labour movement in the war; and the final campaigns of 1918, which led to the Allied victory. These essays are written not only for the specialist but also to be accessible to students and to the general reader
The British General Staff : reform and innovation c. 1890-1939 by David French( )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays that comprise this collection examine the development and influence of the British General Staff from the late Victorian period until the eve of World War II
The rise of ISIS : a threat we can't ignore by Jay Sekulow( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's wealthiest and most powerful jihadists, ISIS originated within Al Qaeda with the goal of creating an Islamic state across Iraq and Syria and unrelenting jihad on Christians. This book gives a better understanding of the modern face of terror, and provides an overview of the laws of war and war crimes. These laws differentiate between the guilty and innocent, and explain why the US military and the Israeli Defense Forces are often limited in their defensive measures
The strategy of the Lloyd George coalition, 1916-1918 by David French( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenging study of World War 1 of interest to scholars and students of British history. It questions the debate about British strategeic policies using archival evidence not previously available
The British way in warfare : power and the international system, 1856-1956 : essays in honour of David French by Keith Neilson( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adopting twin methodologies, this collection firstly addresses the broad question of Britain's relationship with other great powers and how these influenced the strategies used in warfare, before then testing these with specific case studies
British strategy & war aims, 1914-1916 by David French( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book illustrates the relationship between British military policy and the development of British war aims during the opening years of the First World War. Basing his work on a wide range of unpublished documentary sources, David French reassesses for the benefit of students and scholars alike what was meant by 'a war of attrition'
British economic and strategic planning, 1905-1915 by David French( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Military identities : the regimental system, the British Army, and the British people, c.1870-2000 by David French( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The regimental system has been the foundation of the British army for three hundred years. This iconoclastic study shows how it was refashioned in the late nineteenth century, and how it was subsequently and repeatedly reinvented to suit the changing roles that were forced upon the army." "This is the first book to strip away the myths that have been deliberately manufactured to justify or to condemn the regimental system and to uncover the reality beneath them. It thus illuminates our understanding of the past while simultaneously throwing glaring new light on the still continuing debate over the place of the regimental system in the modern army today."--Jacket
The British way in counter-insurgency, 1945-1967 by David French( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this seminal reassessment of the historical foundation of British counter doctrine and practice, David French challenges our understanding that in the two decades after 1945 the British discovered a kinder and gentler way of waging war amongst the people
The British way in warfare, 1688-2000 by David French( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Army, empire, and Cold War : the British Army and military policy, 1945-1971 by David French( )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is ... a need for a new narrative of the history of the [British] army in the two and a half decades after the Second World War ... This book will try to produce it by placing the history of the post-war army within the wider context of the British strategic culture, by focusing on its ability to achieve the tasks that it was set by successive governments, and by analysing its capacity to generate firing power"--Introduction
Fighting EOKA : the British Counter-Insurgency Campaign on Cyprus, 1955-1959 by David French( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing upon a wide range of unpublished sources, including files from the recently-released Foreign and Commonwealth Office 'migrated archive', Fighting EOKA is the first full account of the operations of the British security forces in Cyprus in the second half of the 1950s. It shows how between 1955 and 1959 these forces tried to defeat the Greek Cypriot paramilitary organisation, EOKA, which was fighting to bring about Enosis, that is the union between Cyprus and Greece. By tracing the evolving pattern of EOKA violence and the responses of the police, the British army, the civil administration on the island, and the minority Turkish Cypriot community, David French explains why the British could contain the military threat posed by EOKA, but could not eliminate it. The result was that by the spring of 1959 apolitical stalemate had descended upon Cyprus, and none of the contending parties had achieved their full objectives. Greek Cypriots had to be content with independence rather than Enosis. Turkish Cypriots, who had hoped to see the island partitioned on ethnic lines, were given only a share of power in the government of the new Republic, and the British, who had hoped to retain sovereignty over the whole of the island, were left in control1 of just two military enclaves
Rise of Isis : a threat we can't ignore by Jay Sekulow( Recording )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jay Sekulow examines the rise of the terrorist groups ISIS and Hamas, explains their objectives and capabilities and how their existence could unleash a genocide of historic proportions. To better understand the conflict, this audiobook reveals how this new brand of terrorism poses a very real threat to Americans and the world at large. It also serves as a guide to what can be done to stop this escalating violence, prevent jihad, and protect Israel and America from this imminent threat
British strategy and war aims, 1914-16 by David French( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Way in Warfare 1688-2000 (Routledge Revivals) by David French( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1990, this title examines British defence policy from 1688 onwards; the year in which Britain was successfully invaded for the final time, and which marked a generation of warfare that lasted until 1714, during which Britain came to be known as a major European power. David French considers the strategic alliances that formed and changed throughout the period, and tests his hypotheses in light of the varying paradigms of war, and British wartime and peacetime practices. The ways in which the needs of both the army and the navy have been balanced over time are analysed, wi
The Kenya papers of General Sir George Erskine, 1953-1955 by George Erskine( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain and NATO : past, present, and future by David French( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916-1918, The by David French( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular image of the First World War is dominated by two misconceptions. The first holds that the war was an exercise in futility in which incompetent upper class generals callously sacrificed an entire generation of young men to no good purpose. The second holds that the debate about British strategic policy during the First World War was a gladiatorial contest between 'brass hats' (generals), and 'frock coats' (politicians). Historians, denied access for too long to the; contemporary records of the private deliberations of policy-makers, had been forced to follow both interpretations. David French challenges this orthodoxy and suggests that the policy-makers were united in trying to relate strategic policy to a carefully considered set of war aims. His challenging; conclusion is that the policy-makers never lost sight of their goal, which was to ensure that Britain fought the war at an acceptable cost and emerged from it with its security enhanced against both its enemies and its allies
Deterrence, Coercion, and Appeasement British Grand Strategy, 1919-1940 by David French( )

1 edition published in 2022 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling and original survey of British grand strategy in the inter-war period, underlining the inexorable relationships between foreign policy, grand strategy, military force, intelligence, finance and not least, domestic politics and public opinion
 
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Strategy and intelligence : British policy during the First World War
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Strategy and intelligence : British policy during the First World WarThe British General Staff : reform and innovation c. 1890-1939The rise of ISIS : a threat we can't ignoreThe strategy of the Lloyd George coalition, 1916-1918The British way in warfare : power and the international system, 1856-1956 : essays in honour of David FrenchBritish strategy & war aims, 1914-1916British economic and strategic planning, 1905-1915Military identities : the regimental system, the British Army, and the British people, c.1870-2000
Alternative Names
French, David William 1954-

프렌치, 데이비드 1954-

Languages
English (219)