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Neillands, Robin 1935-2006

Overview
Works: 105 works in 399 publications in 3 languages and 10,869 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biography  Personal narratives  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: D786, 940.544941
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Most widely held works about Robin Neillands
 
Most widely held works by Robin Neillands
The conquest of the Reich : D-Day to VE-Day, a soldierʼs history by Robin Neillands( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hundred Years War by Robin Neillands( Book )

35 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hundred Year War was the longest war in European history, a quarrel between cousins, Plantagenet and Valois, that embroiled two great nations in decades of blood and violence in the struggle for the French throne and the battle for control of French territory. Robin Neillands takes an even-handed view of the struggle, featuring French victories as well as English triumphs.--[book jacket]
The Bomber War : the Allied air offensive against Nazi Germany by Robin Neillands( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bomber campaign against Germany is one of the most contentious of World War II. Was anything achieved by the deaths of thousands of German civilians-many of them women and children? Or were all means justified against Nazi Germany? Acclaimed military historian Robin Neillands examines every detail of the allied campaign led by British Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris: the strengths and fundamental flaws, the technical difficulties and developments and, above all, the day-to-day, night-by-night endurance of the crews flying to the limit in discomfort and danger, facing flak and enemy fire. Personal experiences of British, American, Canadian, Australian and other ally fliers play a key part in this account, along with those of German airmen and civilians. Though The Bomber War discusses Guernica and the destruction of Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it concentrates on the European theater, on Germany's air war against the allies - over Warsaw, Rotterdam, London and Coventry-which led the fierce allied raids carried out against Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and the Ruhr and-most notorious of all-the tremendous destruction of Dresden in the last months of the war. Robin Neillands also examines the complex moral issues involved in the air war, and of the case made against "Bomber" Harris. This is a timely addition to the history of conflict; the age of free-fall bombs has passed, but many veterans-on both sides-are still alive to state their case, and to tell a knew generation what their war was like
The Wars of the Roses by Robin Neillands( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of the medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance
D-Day, 1944 : voices from Normandy by Robin Neillands( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Normandiet; Nordfrankrig; Juni 1944; Overlord; Omaha Beach; Juno; Gold; Sword; Landgang; Landsætning; Tyske Kystforsvarsbatterier; Tysk Kystbefæstning; Invasionen i Normandiet; D-Day; US 1st Division; Gliders; Pegasus Bridge; Engelske Kanal; British Commandos; Royal Marines; Landing Crafts; Minefelter; US 29th Division; St Mere Eglise; Franske Modstandsbevægelse; Atlantic Wall; Atlantervolden; Ranville; Orne; Neptune; Lion-sur-Mer; Le Hamel; Montgomery; Cotentin; Caen; Cherbourg; Churchill; Eisenhower; Duplex Drive DD Svimming Tank; Courseulles; US 101st Airborne Division; Luftbårne Tropper; Bayeux; Benouville; Bradley; Asnelles-sur -Mer; 3rd Canadian Division; Carentan; Falaise; Gold Beach; Hermanville; Graye-sur-Mer; Mulberry Harbours; Merderet; Merville Battery; La Riviere; US 4th Infantry Division; St Aubin; Ste-Mere-Eglise; St-Martin-de Varreville; Pointe-du-Hoc; Pas de Calais; 21st Panzer Division; Port-en-Bessin; Pouppeville; Rommel; Suffolk Regiment; US Rangers; von Rundstedt; Vire; Taylor, Maxwell; Westminster Dragoons
The Battle for the Rhine : The Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Campaign, 1944 by Robin Neillands( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robin Neillands takes on one of the most integral moments of the most significant war in our recent history. The battles of the Ardennes campaign - The Battle of the Bulge - decided the war in western Europe, and in The Battle for the Rhine, Neillands tells us the large-scale story of how this fight altered the course of the war." "Who was really responsible for the failure at Nijmegen, the destruction of the British 1st Airborne Division at Arnhem and the failure of Operation Market Garden? Why was Montgomery threatened with the sack when he had just retrieved Bradley's failure in the Battle of the Bulge? Was General Eisenhower's command strategy either workable or wise, and did Bradley and Patton undermine it? Even after sixty years, the questions remain. With superb battle narratives, and clear analysis of success and failure at every point, Neillands casts a new and informed light on the costly struggle for the Rhine--the gateway to the heart of Europe. Would this be the beginning of the end? It did not seem so. In The Battle for the Rhine, Robin Neillands has pulled off a triumph of military and political narrative."--Jacket
Eighth Army : the triumphant desert army that held the Axis at bay from North Africa to the Alps, 1939-1945 by Robin Neillands( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other army in World War II marched so far or fought for so long. In the desperate days between June 1940 and October 1942 (when American forces arrived on the scene) Eighth Army, considered by many to be the most remarkable fighting force of World War II, was the only Western army left to face the growing Axis powers. They were a British force, comprised of some of the greatest fighting divisions from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Canada, France, and Greece, among others, and they represented, essentially, the Free World at war. Ultimately triumphant, the men of Eighth Army first had to surmount obsolete equipment and indifferent command, as well as the enemy - not least among them the formidable and legendary Field Marshal Erwin Rommel of the German Afrika Korps. In Eighth Army acclaimed historian Robin Neillands masterfully relates the defeats and successes of these remarkable men. Using first-hand source material - including personal accounts and interviews with veterans of Eighth Army - Neillands digs deep into the details of the strategies, conflicts, controversies, and politically motivated decisions that plagued, stymied, and galvanized this fighting force. He captures the essence of what made this group of men so unique - their humor, comradeship, courage, and, above all, their willingness to go on. The riveting narrative re-creates, in gripping detail, the battles fought at Sidi Rezegh, Alamein, Sicily, and Cassino. Eighth Army reverberates with the unstoppable spirit of the men whose strength and heart carried them on a 3,000 mile march to victory. -- from dust jacket
The Dieppe Raid : the story of the disastrous 1942 expedition by Robin Neillands( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Dieppe Raid is one of World War II's most controversial episodes. In 1942, a full two years before D-Day, thousands of men, mostly Canadian troops eager for their first taste of battle, were sent across the English Channel in a raid on the French port town of Dieppe. Air supremacy was not secured; the topography - a town hemmed in by tall cliffs and reached by steep beaches - meant any invasion was improbably difficult. The result was carnage: the beaches were turned into killing grounds even as the men came ashore, and whole battalions were cut to pieces. In this book, Robin Neillands has traced numerous surviving veterans of the Dieppe Raid, in the U.K. and Canada, to tell the harrowing story of what actually took place, hour by hour, as disaster unfolded. He has also exhaustively explored all the archival evidence to establish as far as possible the paper trail of command, of who knew - or should have known - what was happening, and whether the whole debacle could have been prevented. The result is the definitive account of one of the Allies' darkest hours."--Jacket
In the combat zone : special forces since 1945 by Robin Neillands( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn downhill skiing in a weekend by Konrad Bartelski( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in one clear handbook a concentrated, highly structured program that shows the novice -- step by step, hour by hour -- how to master the fundamental skills of downhill skiing in one weekend
The bomber war : Arthur Harris and the Allied bomber offensive, 1939-1945 by Robin Neillands( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Robin Neillands examines every detail of the campaign: the strengths and fundamental flaws in doctrine, the technical difficulties and developments from night-time navigation through bomb-aiming to fighter escort, and above all the day-by-day, night-by-night endurance of the crews, flying to the limit in discomfort and danger, facing flak and enemy fighters, and well aware of their likely fate if shot down. Oral history plays a key part in this account; it is illuminated throughout by the personal experiences not only of British but of American, Australian, Canadian and other Allied fliers as well, and also of German aircrew and civilians."--Jacket
Journey through England by Robin Neillands( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the country and its heritage
Wellington and Napoleon : clash of arms, 1807-1815 by Robin Neillands( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wellington and Napoleon tells the story of the convergence and final clash of two of the most brilliant commanders ever to meet on the field of battle. Wellington, his men said, did not know how to lose a battle. But Wellington himself admired his adversary
The Battle for the Rhine 1944 by Robin Neillands( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Normandy, 1944 by Robin Neillands( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysen rekapitulerer de krav og vanskeligheder ved gennemførelsen af Slaget ved Normandiet i 1944. Med bistand af veteraner fra begge sider af fronten kastes nyt lys over kamphandlingerne. Caen. Cherbourg. Operation Epsom. Charnwood. Jupiter. St-Lô. Goodwood. Cobra. Bluecoat.Falaise
Grant : the man who won the Civil War by Robin Neillands( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fighting retreat : the British Empire, 1947-1997 by Robin Neillands( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By sea and land : the Royal Marines commandos ; a history, 1942-1982 by Robin Neillands( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighth Army : from the Western Desert to the Alps, 1939-1945 by Robin Neillands( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of the Desert Army, following it through thousands of miles of hard campaigning from the Nile delta to Tunis, Sicily, and up the rugged spine of Italy to the foothills of the Alps. No army in the Second World War marched so far or fought for so long." "This book is built on the memories of Eighth Army veterans, collected from all over the world. It includes personal accounts of the battles fought at Sidi Rezegh, Alamein, in Sicily and at Cassino - and all the way to the Gothic Line - and of the end of Eighth Army's 3,000-mile march to victory. It is a story that deserves to be told, about an army that deserves to be remembered."--Jacket
Winston Churchill : statesman of the century by Robin Neillands( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Winston Spencer Churchill, a man who a huge majority in England believe to be the greatest Briton of them all. Churchill was a soldier, journalist, author, public speaker, member of Parliament and Cabinet minister in a variety of posts, including two stints as prime minister. His fame comes primarily from his role as wartime leader of Great Britain during World War II, but the roots of his courage, statesmanship, and breadth of vision can be found in a long life of service to his country and to the ideals of western liberty and democracy. Historian Robin H. Neillands traces the remarkable journey of a man who raised the alarm and rallied the Allies to victory over evil. - Jacket
 
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The Bomber War : the Allied air offensive against Nazi Germany
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ニーランズ, ロビン

Languages
English (212)

Czech (5)

Dutch (1)

Covers
The Hundred Years WarThe Bomber War : the Allied air offensive against Nazi GermanyThe Wars of the RosesD-Day, 1944 : voices from NormandyThe Battle for the Rhine : The Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Campaign, 1944Eighth Army : the triumphant desert army that held the Axis at bay from North Africa to the Alps, 1939-1945The Dieppe Raid : the story of the disastrous 1942 expeditionIn the combat zone : special forces since 1945