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Messenger, Charles 1941-

Overview
Works: 292 works in 819 publications in 10 languages and 18,375 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Maps  Biography  Chronologies  Military history  Reference works  Sources  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Director, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Scientific advisor, Other, Creator
Classifications: D743, 358.4183
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Most widely held works by Charles Messenger
World War II by H. P Willmott( Book )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,263 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
The chronological atlas of World War Two by Charles Messenger( )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an account of the battles and the strategy of World War II. Includes over 200 maps
The Second World War by Charles Messenger( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents, in text and illustrations, an overview of the causes, events, and outcome of the Second World War
The Second World War in the West by Charles Messenger( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the spread of war throughout the world, the causes and circumstances, and the main conflicts and turning points
Hitler's gladiator : the life and times of Oberstgruppenführer and Panzergeneral-Oberst der Waffen-SS Sepp Dietrich by Charles Messenger( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and German and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book Charles Messenger has given us his product of deep research, drawing a broad picture of the story of the German nation from the end of one World War to the end of the next. The main thread running through it is drawn from the life and achievements of a man who, despite his close personal association with Adolf Hitler, his own humble origins and his intellectual limitations, was to prove an effective, if unusual soldier who rose to command an SS Panzer Army in the Battle of the Bulge. It is impossible to dissociate SS-Oberstgruppenführer und General der Waffen SS Josef (Sepp) Dietrich from the excesses of the Hitler regime. His position was far too close to the heart of the Naxi Party and to Hitler himself for him to have been other than an accessory after the fact of much that befell, despite his protestation that he was first and foremost a non-political soldier. - Jacket flap
The blitzkrieg story by Charles Messenger( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The century of warfare : worldwide conflict from 1900 to the present day by Charles Messenger( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the history of twentieth-century warfare from the Boer War to the civil war in Bosnia
The D-Day atlas : anatomy of the Normandy campaign by Charles Messenger( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D-Day was the culmination of four years of planning and preparation that began in the summer of 1940 when Britain stood alone and under imminent threat of German cross-Channel invasion. Charles Messenger's vivid study of the landings and subsequent campaign chronicles the gradual evolution of the invasion plan, encompassing the intelligence efforts, the Ango-US strategic debate over where the Allies should attack, and the elaborate deception put in place to fool the Germans about the true D-Day objective. The build-up culminates in a day-by-day account of the landings by sea and by air on the beaches of Normandy - Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword - and the ensuing grim struggle for six weeks to break through the German defenses
Combat aircraft by Charles Messenger( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the construction and tactics of modern combat aircraft and presents a brief history of military aircraft since 1914
The Middle East by Charles Messenger( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in French and English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses, in text and illustrations, the history and importance of the Middle East and the ethnic, religious, and political divisions which continue to be the source of conflict in the region
Helicopters by Charles Messenger( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in French and English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the principles of helicopter flight and the role of military helicopters in warfare. Includes a section on the history of helicopter development from the 1920's to the present
Rommel : leadership lessons from the Desert Fox by Charles Messenger( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erwin Rommel, the most famous German field marshal in World War II, also known as "The Desert Fox" was a hero of the Third Reich and widely respected by his opponents. Both in France and North Africa, he consistently outwitted his adversaries with the pace at which he conducted his operations and his ability to sense the weak spot in his enemy's deployment. Throughout his military career, Rommel displayed an outstanding ability to seize the initiative and retain it
The D-Day atlas : anatomy of the Normandy campaign : with 178 illustrations, including 71 full-color maps by Charles Messenger( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive atlas that examines the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, and describes the extensive planning, individual landings, intelligence efforts, and the false reports sent to Germany in order to disguise the D-Day objective
"Bomber" Harris and the strategic bombing offensive, 1939-1945 by Charles Messenger( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen beskriver de Allieredes strategiske bombeangreb på Nazityskland. "Bomber" Harris, luftmarskal Sir Arthur Harris, leder af Bomberkommandoen, RAF Bomber Command spillede en vigtig rolle i udformningen af de allieredes strategiske planlægning under 2. Verdenskrig som resulterede i de massive bombninger af tyske byer. Det betød voldsomme og omfattende ødelæggelser - og massemord på den tyske civilbefolkning. Harris blev en del kritiseret for for mange "overflødige" bombemissioner med unødvendige tab af fly og flybesætninger
The last Prussian : a biography of Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, 1875-1953 by Charles Messenger( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt (1875-1953) was one of the foremost German commanders of the Second World War. After service on both the Western and Eastern Fronts during 1914-1918 he rose steadily through the ranks before retiring in 1938. Recalled to plan the attack on Poland, he played a leading part in this and the invasion of France in 1940. Thereafter he commanded Army Group South in the assault on Russia before being sacked at the end of 1941. Recalled again, he was made Commander-in-Chief West and as such faced the 1944 Allied invasion of France, but was removed that July. He resumed his post in September 1944 and had overall responsibility for the December 1944 Ardennes counter-offensive. Captured by the Americans, he was handed over to the British, who wanted to try him for war crimes. Only his ill health prevented this from coming about."--Publisher description
Reader's guide to military history( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains some 600 entries on a range of topics from ancient Chinese warfare to late 20th-century intervention operations. Designed for a wide variety of users, it encompasses general reviews of aspects of military organization and science, as well as specific wars and conflicts. The book examines naval and air warfare, as well as significant individuals, including commanders, theorists, and war leaders. Each entry includes a listing of additional publications on the topic, accompanied by an article discussing these publications with reference to their particular emphases, strengths
History of the British army by Charles Messenger( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pictorial history of World War II by Charles Messenger( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Bison book." Photos and text chart the six years of fighting and conflict which began with the German invasion of Poland in 1939
Call to arms the British Army 1914-18 by Charles Messenger( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern Ireland : the troubles by Charles Messenger( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Messendzher, Charlz

Messendzher, Charlʹz 1941-

Messenger, Ch 1941-

Messenger, Ch. (Charles), 1941-

메신저, 찰스 1941-

メッセンジャー, チャールズ

Languages
English (194)

French (19)

German (10)

Swedish (4)

Italian (4)

Spanish (4)

Czech (3)

Danish (2)

Finnish (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The Second World War in the WestHitler's gladiator : the life and times of Oberstgruppenführer and Panzergeneral-Oberst der Waffen-SS Sepp DietrichThe century of warfare : worldwide conflict from 1900 to the present dayThe D-Day atlas : anatomy of the Normandy campaignRommel : leadership lessons from the Desert FoxThe D-Day atlas : anatomy of the Normandy campaign : with 178 illustrations, including 71 full-color mapsReader's guide to military historyHistory of the British armyCall to arms the British Army 1914-18