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Gilbert, Adrian

Overview
Works: 39 works in 92 publications in 3 languages and 3,059 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Literature  Pictorial works  Biography  Military history  Illustrated works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: DC148, 944.04
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adrian Gilbert
World War I in photographs by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret agents by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses American, British, and Russian spies and secret agents, and the history of espionage. Includes profiles of famous spies and double agents"--Provided by publisher
Top technology by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses equipment and technology used by spies, including satellites, cameras, lie detectors, listening devices, and more"--Provided by publisher
The Russian revolution by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the causes, events, and aftermath of the 1917 revolution in Russia that led to the rise of Communism
Arms and armor by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the development of weapons from the bow and arrow to the Stinger missile, including changes in body armor, firearms, armored vehicles, and secret weapons
Spy school by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the skills and training needed to become a spy, spying techniques and different types of surveillance. Includes profiles of famous spies and double agents
The eighties by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 1900 and 2000 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the events, trends, and important people of the 1980s, including science, technology, fashion, music, art, architecture, sports, entertainment, and news
Sniper : the skills, the weapons, and the experiences by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weapon : a visual history of arms and armour by Richard Holmes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a spectacular illustrated journey through 4,000 years of weaponry, Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armour is the most comprehensive visual reference charting the history of arms and armour worldwide. Follow the evolution of weaponry from stone maces to machine-guns, and discover the brutal history of the warriors who wielded them. Drawing extensively on the treasures of the Royal Armouries Museum, this fully updated guide uniquely details the date, weight, size, and country of origin of these arms. Weapon showcases the function and history of key arms from across the world with fascinating photography, taking you on a journey to discover a wealth of weaponry from crossbows to samurai swords. Delve into the brutal side of history and travel through 4,000 years of mighty weaponry
The illustrated history of World War I by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weapon : a visual history of arms and armor( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the history of weaponry from the stone axes of prehistoric warfare to the high-tech world of modern-day military operations, uses photographs, captions, and descriptions to chronicle the evolution of military armaments
Britain invaded : Hitler's plans for Britain : a documentary reconstruction by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going to war in World War I by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the armed forces and battles of the First World War, including the Western and Eastern fronts and the war in the Middle East, covering such topics as recruiting, uniforms and equipment, trench warfare, naval campaigns, and the use of tanks and airplanes
Codes and ciphers by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Types of communication methods used by secret agents, and the decoding techniques and gadgets used
Weapons and warfare by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In korte teksten wordt een beeld gegeven van de oorlogvoering in de Eerste Wereldoorlog (1914-1918) en de wapens die erbij werden gebruikt
The French Revolution by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Causes of the revolution - The Tennis Court Oath - Fall of the Bastille - The Role of the National Assembly - Execution of Louis XVI - The Jacobin Society - The Girondins - The Reign of Terror - Consequences of the Revolution
Waffen SS : an illustrated history by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

POW : Allied prisoners in Europe, 1939-1945 by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just under 300,000 Allied servicemen from Britain, the Commonwealth and the United States were captured in Europe and North Africa between 1939 and 1945. Using a wealth of new sources, POW describes their experiences. Prisoners' day-to-day lives are vividly rendered: the workings of the prison-camp system; the ways in which prisoners maintained contact with the outside world through letters, parcels and the benign agency of the Red Cross; artistic and intellectual endeavours; as well as unacknowledged aspects of camp life such as the development of sexual relations - both heterosexual and homosexual. Everyday life is offset by high drama, as POW tells of the secret organisations who smuggled escape aids to the prisoners. In return they furnished their home nations with intelligence from occupied Europe. Although few men were actively engaged in escape attempts, many provided tacit support or were engaged in sabotage and other resistance activities. Adrian Gilbert foregrounds the forgotten voices of the prisoners themselves by threading eleven individual stories through the narrative. POW is a compelling window onto a crucial aspect of the Second World War
Voices of the Foreign Legion : the history of the world's most famous fighting corps by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military historian Gilbert (Sniper: The Skills, the Weapons, and the Experiences) focuses on the French Foreign Legion, beginning with its 1831 formation by royal decree as an infantry force for overseas service. Gilbert gained access to the Imperial War Museum sound archive along with permission to use material from that key source. The book consists of excerpts from these and other firsthand accounts skillfully linked to vivify his informative and insightful interpolations. He sets the scenes with a vivid backdrop, letting the first-person passages take center stage. The reader peruses the nightmarish horrors of the battlefields but also the daily life of barracks, barrooms, and brothels, such as the congaïs (young girls) in 1950s Indochina. One soldier wrote: Cheerful and hardworking, they knew, biblically, very nearly everyone in the battalion and gave not one damn for rank. The history traces the legion through colonial and postcolonial eras, through both world wars, Vietnam, Algeria, Bosnia, and the Congo. These vibrant legionnaire voices are agonized, bitter, brutal, fearful, and haunting, but some speak with pride and praise (It's a soldier's dream), recalling the legion as a life-changing experience
Het einde der tijden by Adrian Gilbert( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geheimen van de beschaving en de kalender van de Maya's worden aangevuld met bevindingen uit recent wetenschappelijk onderzoek
 
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