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Orange, Vincent 1935-2012

Overview
Works: 34 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 2,223 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Military history  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vNew Zealand  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA69.3.C53, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Vincent Orange
Tedder : quietly in command by Vincent Orange( )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 'retirement', Tedder served as Chancellor of Cambridge University, Vice-Chairman of the BBC's Board of Governors, and Chairman of the Standard Motor Company. Not least, in the period between his second wife's sudden death in 1965, and his own physical collapse during that year and the next, Tedder managed to produce (with the assistance of family and friends and David Dilks, a research assistant who would become an historian) one of the most valuable memoirs of the Second World War."
Coningham : a biography of Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham, KCB, KBE, DSO, MC, DFC, AFC by Vincent Orange( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill and his airmen by Vincent Orange( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston Churchill probably had more impact on 20th Century British military history than any other person and especially during World War II. Yet of all the many volumes since that war which deal with his relationships with generals and admirals, most surprisingly, there seems not to be a single book devoted to Churchill as a would-be pilot, and, more importantly, to the relations he had with a host of airmen between 1914 and 1945. Exceptional air marshals of his time included Dowding, Park, Portal, Freeman, Tedder, Coningham and Harris. Such men had years of professional expertise behind them and those who had reached the top by 1943 were such strong characters that not even the prime minister could dominate them in policy-making. Crucially, Churchill had supported the independence of the RAF from other services, and whilst he did bully and cajole, even abuse his airmen, he also listened to them and their plans, and inspired them. With his expert eye, respected historian and professor, Vincent Orange, has carefully studied and evaluated every detail of Churchill's relationships with his closest officers to produce a masterful analysis of a neglected subject
Coningham : a biography of Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham KCB, KBE, DSO, MC, DFC, AFC by Vincent Orange( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Australia and brought up in New Zealand, Coningham survived an eccentric family background to rise from farmhand via fighter-pilot to commander of Anglo-American air forces. During the first two years of the Second World War, Coningham commanded a group of heavy night-bombers before moving on to become head of the Desert Air Force. His leadership before, during and after the vital battle of El Alamein was critical to the eventual defeat of Rommel. While his forceful character earned him a high reputation, it also brought him into bitter conflict with such notable personalities as Patton and Montgomery
A biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCL by Vincent Orange( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Keith Park was in charge of the day-to-day direction of the Battle of Britain, and became Allied Air Commander-in-Chief of South-east Asia in 1945. This is his story
Dowding of Fighter Command : victor of the Battle of Britain by Vincent Orange( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making full use of archival sources, studies by other scholars, and information provided by family members, the author has completed the first biography of Air Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding to cover his entire life. Soldier, pilot, wireless pioneer, squadron commander, spiritualist, champion skier, 'Stuffy' Dowding is perhaps best known as the creator of the first radar-based air defense system and his no less remarkable management of such throughout the Battle of Britain. Dowding served in Iraq, helped to pacify unrest in the Holy Land, was involved in the R.101 airship disaster and oversaw the creation of Britain's first eight-gun monoplanes, the Hurricane and Spitfire. Controversially dismissed from Fighter Command and refused the R.A.F.'s highest rank, he nevertheless became the first airman elevated to the peerage since Trenchard
Airpower and ground armies : essays on the evolution of Anglo-American air doctrine, 1940-43( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four independent essays provide a perspective on airpower doctrine development that varies somewhat from the usual view. Essay 1 describes the organization, doctrine, operational practices, and personality of the air forces in the western desert from 1940 to 1943. Essay 2 describes and analyzes the events in northwest Africa during Operation Torch while the third analyzes the machination in policy development in Washington. Essay 4 analyzes the great tactical aviation exercise in northwest Europe, emphasizing the famous cooperation between George S. Patton and Otto P. Weyland
The road to Biggin Hill : a life of Wing Commander Johnny Checketts ... by Vincent Orange( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ensor's endeavour : a biography of Mick Ensor by Vincent Orange( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biography of Wing Commander Mick Ensor. It describes his experiences during World War II as a U-Boat hunter and RAF commander, post-war as part of the Berlin Airlift, and his time with the US Navy during the Korean War. It also analyzes his struggle to come to terms with life outside the cockpit."--Publisher's description
A biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park G.C.G., K.B.E., M.C., D.F.C., D.C.L by Vincent Orange( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slessor : bomber champion : the life of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Slessor, GCB, DSO, MC by Vincent Orange( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Orange was given full access to Sir John Slessor's diaries, letter and papers; and to all relevant official documentation. His assessment of his subject's contribution to history is cogent, persuasive and above all, well balanced and honest
Straight and level by Kenneth Cross( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Checketts : the road to Biggin Hill : a gripping story of courage in the air and evasion on the ground by Vincent Orange( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Park : the biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCL by Vincent Orange( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from interviews with people who knew Sir Keith Park, and illustrated with maps and photographs, this is a biography of one of the world's greatest unsung heroes. It charts the history and contributions of one man who was responsible for the air defence of London and south-east England
Park : the biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park by Vincent Orange( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografi over den engelske Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park
Winged promises : a history of No. 14 Squadron, R.A.F., 1915-1945 by Vincent Orange( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretning om RAF's bombeeskadrille nr. 14
Air power in war by Arthur William Tedder Tedder( )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Tedder, who was knighted and raised to the peerage for his contributions to the Allied victory in World War II, served in the British air force in World War I and played an important role in professionalizing and organizing British air forces between the two world wars. During World War II he held a succession of increasingly vital air force posts. In addition to his achievements as Air Commander-in-Chief in the North African theater early in the war, Tedder€s most lasting contribution was as Deputy Supreme Commander under Dwight D. Eisenhower. He deserves much credit for keeping t
The road to Biggin Hill - A gripping story of courage in the air and evasion on the ground by Vincent Orange( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Checketts, widely recognised as one of the great fighter pilots of World War II, was born and raised in Invercargill, South Island, New Zealand. He was shot down in September 1943 but avoided capture by the Germans with the help of the French Resistance. This book presents his story and shows describes his exploits
A biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park by Vincent Orange( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Park bestred med stor kompetance mange vigtige poster under 2. verdenskrig, bl.a. havde han den meget ansvarsfulde post som chef for No. 11 Group under slaget om England
 
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Dowding of Fighter Command : victor of the Battle of BritainEnsor's endeavour : a biography of Mick EnsorSlessor : bomber champion : the life of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir John Slessor, GCB, DSO, MCJohnny Checketts : the road to Biggin Hill : a gripping story of courage in the air and evasion on the groundPark : the biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park GCB, KBE, MC, DFC, DCLPark : the biography of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith ParkWinged promises : a history of No. 14 Squadron, R.A.F., 1915-1945Air power in warThe road to Biggin Hill - A gripping story of courage in the air and evasion on the ground
Alternative Names
Orange, George Vincent 1935-2012

Vincent Orange (historian) historicus uit Nieuw-Zeeland (-)

Vincent Orange (historian) historicus uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1935-2012)

Languages
English (82)