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Kaplan, Philip

Overview
Works: 76 works in 286 publications in 2 languages and 8,044 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biography  Personal narratives  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Creator, Instrumentalist
Classifications: D756.5.B7, 940.5421
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Philip Kaplan
One last look : a sentimental journey to the Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases of World War II in England by Philip Kaplan( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautifully illustrated and sensitively designed volume returns to now-long-abandoned U.S. Army Air Force bases in England, melding photographs from World War II with recent views of overgrown runways, rusting Nissen huts, and crumbling, ghostly control towers". American History Illustrated
Round the clock : the experience of the allied bomber crews who flew by day and by night from England in the Second World War by Philip Kaplan( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A marvelously evocative portrait in words and unique pictures of the men and machines that flew against Germany
Convoy : merchant sailors at war, 1939-1945 by Philip Kaplan( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Swedish and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den britiske handelsflådes indsats under 2. verdenskrig
Their finest hour : the Battle of Britain remembered by Philip Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wolfpack : U-boats at war, 1939-1945 by Philip Kaplan( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolfpack is the first major colour-illustrated book to capture life on board a U-boat. The text, drawing on letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, prose, poetry and proverb, relates the mundane and the routine, the dramatic and the heroic, fear and resilience as experienced by every man from Kapitanleutnant to Mechaniker. Wolfpack is a vivid and brutally realistic portrait of the lives of the men who fought and died beneath the surface of the Atlantic in what was, perhaps, the most crucial battle of World War II
The few : summer 1940, the Battle of Britain by Philip Kaplan( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the blue skies of a late English summer, history's greatest air battle was fought and the tide of World War II was turned. The Few paints a panoramic picture of the Battle of Britain. With vintage photographs and compelling first-hand accounts from the pilots- Allied and Luftwaffe- the groundcrew, and the men and women of the radar stations and planning rooms, it describes the Battle from the point of view of those involved
Little friends : the fighter pilot experience in World War II England by Philip Kaplan( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of U.S., British, and other Allied fighter pilots escorting heavy bombers over Europe during World War II
Fly navy : naval aviators and carrier aviation : a history by Philip Kaplan( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes aircraft carriers of the past and present, the planes that have flown from them, and the lives of the men and women who run the ships and fly the planes
Bombers by Philip Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beskriver bombeoperationer under 2. verdenskrig, herunder udviklingen inden for bombefly og bombetyper
Battleship by Philip Kaplan( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Battleship, Philip Kaplan describes, often in their own words, the lives of the men who crewed these giant vessels in war and peace. We share the experiences of a young officer aboard a British battleship at Jutland, hear at first-hand how it felt to witness the fiery death of the Scharnhorst in the arctic waters off North Cape and go inside one of the turrets of an Iowa class battleship as her sixteen-inch guns bombard Iraqi positions during the Gulf War. The book also relates the stories of some of the most famous battleships, including HMS Warspite, which fought at Jutland in World War I, in the Mediterranean and off Normandy in World War II and, defiant to the last, broke free of her tugs on the way to the breaker's yard to be torn apart on the rocks off Cornwall; the Bismarck, which sunk HMS Hood, the pride of the Royal Navy, before being hunted to destruction in the North Atlantic; and the USS Missouri, which, along with her three sister ships, survived into the age of the smart bomb and the guided missile." "The text is complemented by a gallery of images which show these magnificent ships and their crews throughout the battleship era, from the destruction of the Russian Baltic Fleet by the Japanese at Tsushima in 1905, through two World wars, to the handful of ships which are still preserved as museum pieces today."--BOOK JACKET
Run silent by Philip Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is almost exactly one hundred years since the world's navies commissioned their first primitive submarines and so gave birth to a new elite, the men whose job it was to serve, fight, and often die, unseen, beneath the waves." "In this book Philip Kaplan traces the history of the submarine, beginning with the ingenious but impractical proposals of the seventeenth-century European inventors who first dreamed of devising 'an engine to blow up ships'."--BOOK JACKET
Fighter aces of the RAF in the Battle of Britain by Philip Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the reality behind the myths of the legendary RAF fighter aces during the Battle of Britain. It edxplains why only a small minority of pilots - those in whom the desire for combat overrode everything - accounted for so large a proportion of the victories
Grey wolves : the U-boat war, 1939-1945 by Philip Kaplan( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early years of the Second World War, the elite force of German submariners known as the Ubootwaffe came perilously close to perfecting the underwater battle tactics and successfully cutting Britain's transatlantic lifeline. To the Allies, these enemy sailors were embarking on a mission of unequivocal evil. Each member of the Ubootwaffe understood that he must take pride in being part of a unique brotherhood. He had to do so because he was setting out--in claustrophobic, unsanitary, stench-filled, and ultimately hellish conditions--on a journey that would test his mental and physical endurance to the very limits, and which he had little chance of surviving. Those that did return soon ceased to take comfort in friends or family, dwelling only on the knowledge that another patrol awaited them. By the end of the war, of the 39,000 men who went to sea in the U-boats, 27,491 died in action and a further 5,000 were made prisoners of war. Of the 863 U-boats that sailed on operational patrols, 754 were lost. Grey Wolves captures life on board a U-boat, in text, letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, prose, and poetry, relaying tales of the mundane and the routine, dramatic and heroic; the fear and resilience of every crew member, from Kapitainleutnant to Mechaniker. It is a vivid, brutally realistic portrait of the men who fought and died beneath the surface of the Atlantic in what was, perhaps, the most critical battle of the war. "--
Behind the wire : Allied prisoners of war in Hitler's Germany by Philip Kaplan( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vividly describes the conditions experienced by allied airmen who were shot down in WWII and incarcerated behind enemy lines. Details the ways in which prisoners reacted to their predicament and their tales of enterprise, as inmates took it upon themselves to improve their surroundings. Offers a different slant on our understanding of WW2 history." --Publisher description
Night and day bomber offensive : Allied airmen in World War II Europe by Philip Kaplan( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly illustrated book will convey what it was like for pilots, aircrew and ground crew during their wartime service. It not only takes the reader on typical USAAF and RAF raids, but it also depicts the work of the mechanics and fitters as they struggled to keep battered aircraft airworthy
Battleships : the first big guns : rare photographs from wartime archives by Philip Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with a pictorial essay on battleship construction in the 1930s and 1940s, this new book looks at the various design facets of the last great capital ships of the world's navies. Kaplan offers us a glimpse into those massive American and German navy yards and construction facilities that were put to use during this time, acquainting us with the arenas in which these final examples of battleship technology were laid down, built up, launched, fitted out, commissioned and taken out to sea. The book roots itself in a period of monumental change within the history of contemporary warfare. W
Naval aviation in the Second World War : rare photographs from wartime archives by Philip Kaplan( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new and exciting addition to the well-regarded Images of War series. Features a library of intriguing photographs that illustrate the conflict, paired with text from the author setting the images in context
World War Two at sea : the last battleships : rare photographs from wartime archives by Philip Kaplan( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rolling thunder : a century of tank warfare by Philip Kaplan( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

COMBINED ROUND THE CLOCK BOMBING OFFENSIVE by Philip Kaplan( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War Two, the most effective fighting units were usually small - submarine crews, infantry platoons, commandos, and bomber crews. Of these it could be said that the men who crewed the bombers caused more damage to the enemy and had a greater impact on the outcome of the conflict than any number of the rest. Most of the aircrews were volunteers (in the RAF, they all were), intelligent, fit, and highly trained. Each knew he was essential to the team; he knew that a mistake by anyone could mean the death of all. Their interdependence was a welding influence. This library of rare archive photography provides a pictorial history with which to better understand the true extent of Allied operations during the second half of the Second World War, after America had fused its allegiance and the Allied contingent fired itself up for a reactionary attack against Nazi Germany, following a series of defeats and setbacks at their hands during the first half of the war. First-hand accounts from both American and British bomber pilots feature. An account of the dramatic attack at Peenemunde is included as well as a host of accounts of the 3 December 1943 RAF bombing raid on Berlin. They work to create a real sense of precisely what 'round the clock' actually meant, as these concentrated attacks drained pilots of every ounce of energy they possessed
 
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Convoy : merchant sailors at war, 1939-1945
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Convoy : merchant sailors at war, 1939-1945Wolfpack : U-boats at war, 1939-1945The few : summer 1940, the Battle of BritainFly navy : naval aviators and carrier aviation : a historyBombersBattleshipRun silentFighter aces of the RAF in the Battle of BritainNight and day bomber offensive : Allied airmen in World War II Europe