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Neillands, Robin 1935-2006

Overview
Works: 130 works in 478 publications in 3 languages and 11,075 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Biographies  Personal narratives  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: D786, 940.5421
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Most widely held works about Robin Neillands
 
Most widely held works by Robin Neillands
Wellington and Napoleon : clash of arms, 1807-1815 by Robin Neillands( )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 1,487 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, 'didn't know how to lose a battle.' But Wellington himself admired his adversary. In Portugal and Spain, Wellington helped wreck Napoleon's Continental System, bled his reserves away and showed the 'unbeatable' French could be beaten after all. It was the British infantryman who made the difference. Napoleon never learned to counter Wellington's infantry, and at the great climax of Waterloo it cost him dear. Even so, the battle was so near-run that, but for luck and the Prussians, history might have taken an altogether different course." -- Goodreads.com
The Hundred Years War by Robin Neillands( Book )

41 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 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 Battle for the Rhine : the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Campaign, 1944 by Robin Neillands( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 664 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
The conquest of the Reich : D-Day to VE-Day, a soldierʼs history by Robin Neillands( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the last five months of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich, from New Year's Day to VE Day, May 8, 1945. It is a story told not in the words of historians or scholars, but in the words of the people who lived through it, who fought and endured: soldier and civilian, American infantryman and British paratrooper, Canadian gunner and Australian pilot, New Zealand POW and German civilian. With his unrivalled gift for popular history Robin Neillands, in his follow-up to the enormously successful D-Day 1944, recreates in engaging narrative fashion the most dramatic and bloody months of the war. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, letters, and inside eyewitness testimony from veterans about such subjects as the esprit de corps in the Allied and Axis armies, the discovery of the concentration camps, dissension in the Allied command, and the meeting of Russians and Americans at the Elbe, the book recounts the effects of many of the most crucial events of the conflict on soldier and civilian alike. The Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of Auschwitz, the Malmedy Massacres, the fall of Warsaw to the Red Army, the destruction of Dresden, the lynching of Allied aircrews, Yalta, Hitler's "Scorched Earth" directive, the massive parachute drops by the Allied forces, the death of Roosevelt, the last days of Hitler, and, finally, the surrender of Germany - it's all here, rendered in engrossing and rich detail in this example of military history at its finest
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 616 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 )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Czech and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that 30-year period of strife and bloodshed, called the Wars of the Roses, saw the collapse of the Plantagenet dynasty and the rise of the Tudors
D-Day, 1944 : voices from Normandy by Robin Neillands( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Operation Overlord, June 6, 1944, the most crucial day in the long and painful history of World War II. This is the story of one day, fifty miles of French coast, and some 200,000 men, as told by the soldiers, sailors, airmen and resistance fighters who took part in this battle
By land and by sea : the story of the Royal Marines Commandos by Robin Neillands( )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a fighting force. In the words of the marines themselves, Robin Neillands, formerly of 45 Commando RM, describes what it is really like to wear the legendary green beret, in peace and in war. This vivid account charts the story of the Royal Marine Commandos from their bloody baptism on the beaches of Dieppe to the final yomp into Stanley at the end of the Falklands War in 1982
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 358 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 )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 330 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 )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Neillands, military historian and himself a former Royal Marine Commando, here tells the story of special forces since the end of World War II, where possible in the words of the soldiers themselves. He describes the operational successes and failures, advances in military technology crucial to special force effectiveness, and the achievements, challenges, and exploits of a wide range of special force units. From the intense cold of the Korean winter, the mountains of Cyprus, and the Libyan night, to the jungle heat of Vietnam and the green hills of Northern Ireland, In the Combat Zone provides a compelling and revealing portrait of these highly trained troops, without the by-now banal glorification so characteristic of such discussions
Learn downhill skiing in a weekend by Konrad Bartelski( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 285 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
By sea and land : the Royal Marines commandos ; a history, 1942-1982 by Robin Neillands( Book )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a fighting force. In the words of the marines themselves, Robin Neillands, formerly of 45 Commando RM, describes what it is really like to wear the legendary green beret, in peace and in war. This vivid account charts the story of the Royal Marine Commandos from their bloody baptism on the beaches of Dieppe to the final yomp into Stanley at the end of the Falklands War in 1982
Journey through England by Robin Neillands( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the country and its heritage
Grant : the man who won the Civil War by Robin Neillands( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bomber war : Arthur Harris and the Allied bomber offensive, 1939-1945 by Robin Neillands( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 239 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
The Battle of Normandy, 1944 by Robin Neillands( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to the Allied armies in Normandy in the months after D-Day? Why, after the initial success of the landings, did their advance stall a few miles inland? How did the Germans, deprived of air support, hold off such massive forces for months? A fresh and incisive examination this most crucial campaign--with accounts from veterans on both sides--sheds new light on its demands and difficulties, as well as the plans and performance of all the commanders involved
A fighting retreat : the British Empire, 1947-1997 by Robin Neillands( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of what happened in the trouble spots of the British Empire, from the Partition of India in 1947, to 1997 when the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is handed back to the Chinese. Over those fifty turbulent years, the Empire has been transformed into a Commonwealth that numbers fifty-two independent nations. However, this transformation did not always take place quietly." "Robin Neillands explores and explains how the Empire ended in places like Palestine at the end of the Mandate, in Malaya during the ten year Communist Emergency, in Aden, Cyprus, Borneo, the Canal Zone and Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising. Covering triumphs such as the South Atlantic campaign of 1982, as well as disasters like the Suez Crisis of 1956, Robin Neillands also looks at the continuing agony in Northern Ireland and has unearthed some controversial new material about the Falklands." "Much of the tale is oral history; largely told in the words of the people who served in the old Empire, civil and military, who relate their experiences at first hand. There are fascinating accounts from the Parachute Regiment and the SAS, from the doughty Gurkhas and the Royal Marine Commandos, from planters and mine managers, wives and mothers."--Jacket
Winston Churchill : statesman of the century by Robin Neillands( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 190 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
Skeeter's awesome adventure by Robin Neillands( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skeeter is playing in his sandbox when Husky Hydrogen Oxygen, a water adventurer, drops by in his hydro-machine and offers Skeeter a trip through the water cycle
 
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The Bomber War : the Allied air offensive against Nazi Germany
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The Hundred Years WarThe Battle for the Rhine : the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Campaign, 1944The conquest of the Reich : D-Day to VE-Day, a soldierʼs historyThe Bomber War : the Allied air offensive against Nazi GermanyThe Wars of the RosesD-Day, 1944 : voices from NormandyBy land and by sea : the story of the Royal Marines CommandosEighth Army : the triumphant desert army that held the Axis at bay from North Africa to the Alps, 1939-1945
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