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Bennett, G. H. (George Henry) 1967-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 5,669 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vRomanian  Sources  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
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Most widely held works by G. H Bennett
Destination Normandy : three American regiments on D-Day by G. H Bennett( )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents oral histories from men of three United States regiments that participated in the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944
British Naval aviation in World War II : the US Navy and Anglo-American relations by Gilbert Sumter Guinn( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout World War II, the US played a pivotal role in the development of British maritime aviation. Drawing on interviews and correspondence with former cadets, together with archival research, this text documents the endeavours of American Navy pilots who taught British aviation cadets how to fly and fight
Raiding Support Regiment : the diary of a special forces soldier 1943-45 by Walter Jones( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazi, the painter and the forgotten story of the SS road by G. H Bennett( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2006 in England a long-forgotten canister of film was discovered by chance in a Devonshire church. No one knew how it had got there, but its contents were tantalizing: grainy black-and-white scenes showed SS soldiers and slave labourers involved in what appeared to be a Nazi road-building programme. BBC television caused a sensation when it broadcast the footage, but the film gave few clues to the identities of the people in it, the places shown or the construction work's ambitious ultimate purpose. G.H. Bennett set out to uncover the story behind this compelling visual record, and to identify the perpetrators and victims it portrayed. He combed archives for clues in Britain, the USA, Germany and elsewhere, and began exploring likely settings for the film in Ukraine. Piece by piece Bennett put together the story of the SS Road, construction of which was managed by an unremarkable SS officer who, through a chance office mix-up of names, unexpectedly found himself in charge. He describes the Red Army prisoners, Jews and others who were worked to death building it, and singles out by name the barbaric overseers. Arnold Daghani, a Romanian artist, was one of the few Jewish labourers to survive the project. Recovering a neglected part of the history of the Second World War and the Holocaust, The Nazi, the Painter and the Forgotten Story of the SS Road is a moving, at times horrifying, account of gratuitous cruelties imposed on ordinary people by a regime fixated on a nightmare future."--Jacket
The RAF's French Foreign Legion 1940-45 : De Gaulle, the British and the re-emergence of French air power by G. H Bennett( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American presidency 1945-2000 : illusions of grandeur by G. H Bennett( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unique in its concentration on the post-war presidency, this history goes to the heart of the presidential role to discover how and why the power and popularity of the presidential office have fluctuated so remarkably in the last fifty years." "It takes as its starting point the immediate post war administration of Harry S. Truman. There was born the idea of the 'national security state' which, in the frightening atmosphere of the Cold War, was to give the president so much power and earn him so much respect. It goes on to chart the rise and fall of the office as it is dealt blows by the failure of the Vietnam War and the Watergate scandal. The end of the Cold War in the late 1980s called into question the basis of the national security presidency and left the president head of the world's only superpower. With the threat of Communism pushed firmly into the background the spotlight turned increasingly and uncomfortably to domestic policy and the character and home life of the president himself. Dr Bennett concludes that, above all else, presidential popularity has been secured by skillful use of illusion - making the American public believe that their country was in safe hands when the reality was often somewhat different. Presidents less skilled in the art, such as Bush and Clinton, have revealed far too much of themselves."--Jacket
British foreign policy during the Curzon period, 1919-24 by G. H Bennett( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the full range of primary and secondary sources now available to historians this is the first modern study of British foreign policy in the critical years after the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. The work is exceptionally wide-ranging, viewing Britain's external relations in truly global terms. The analysis is challenging, with policy towards Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East, the United States and the Far East being critically examined alongside such themes as the role of Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary and Cabinet in policy formulation. The evolution and execution of policy is set alongside the limitations imposed on British statesmen by the Dominions, the armed forces, economic weakness and domestic politics. The work will appeal to students and academics involved in the fields of British political history, international history, and politics and international relations
Survivors : British merchant seamen in the Second World War by G. H Bennett( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winning the Battle of the Atlantic was critical to Britain's survival in the Second World War. If the struggle at sea had been lost, Britain would have been forced to surrender. The British Merchant Navy suffered enormous losses both of ships and men, particularly in the early years of the war. Sailing through U-boat wolf-packs across the Atlantic, or on the perilous routes to Malta and Murmansk, took a special kind of courage. Ships often sank within minutes of being torpedoed." "Survivors is the history of this epic struggle, against the Germans, Italians and Japanese, and, in particular, of what actually happened when a ship was sunk by mine, aircraft, surface raider or U-boat."--Jacket
Hitler's admirals by G. H Bennett( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the end of World War II, British naval intelligence persuaded a number of German admirals held as prisoners of war to write down their thoughts on Germany's buildup to war, its early victories, and its eventual defeat. Their comments languished in the British archives, unnoticed by researchers until a father-son team of naval historians recognized their value and produced this book. Among the writers are the heads of the Kriegsmarine, surface fleet, and naval intelligence, the chief of the naval war staff, the flag officer of U-boats, a senior liaison officer to the Italian navy, the commander of small battle units, the senior naval officer in the Black Sea, and the Commander-in-Chief West. This book is arranged by themes, from the time of the Weimar Republic to the surrender, to allow readers to compare and contrast the opinions held by admirals of different levels of seniority and with different spheres of responsibility. These essays clearly indicate their intimate knowledge of every aspect of the war at sea and the decision-making processes that determined how Germany conducted the war."--Jacket
Roosevelt's peacetime administrations, 1933-41 : a documentary history of the New Deal years by G. H Bennett( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Navy in the age of austerity 1919-22 : naval and foreign policy under Lloyd George by G. H Bennett( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book thoroughly explores and analyses naval policy during the period of austerity that followed the First World War. During the post war period, as the Royal Navy identified Japan as its likely opponent in a future naval war, the British government was forced to 'tighten the belt' and cut back on naval expenditure in the interests of 'national economy.' G.H. Bennett draws connections between the early 20th century and the present day, showing how the same kind of connections exist between naval and foreign policy, the provision of ships for the Royal Navy, business and regional prosperity and employment. The Royal Navy in the Age of Austerity 1919-22 engages with a series of important historiographical debates relating to the history of the Royal Navy, the failures of British defence policy in the interwar period, the evolution of British foreign policy after 1919 together with more mundane debates about British economic, industrial, social and political history in the aftermath of the First World War"--Back cover
The later life of Lord Curzon of Kedleston--aristocrat, writer, politician, statesman : an experiment in political biography by G. H Bennett( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's ghost ships : Graf Spee, Scharnhorst and disguised German raiders by G. H Bennett( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RAF's French Foreign Legion by G. H Bennett( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines and analyses the relationship between the RAF, the Free French Movement and the French fighter pilots in WWII. A highly significant subject, this has been ignored by academics on both sides of the Channel. This ground-breaking study will fill a significant gap in the historiography of the War. Bennett's painstaking research has unearthed primary source material in both Britain and France including Squadron records, diaries, oral histories and memoirs. In the post-war period the idea of French pilots serving with the RAF seemed anachronistic to both sides. For the French nati
[The southern flank in crisis, 1973-1976]( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raiding Support Regiment : the Diary of a Special Forces Soldier 1943-45 by G. H Bennett( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second World War in Yugoslavia is an area neglected by historians and other commentators. This is perhaps surprising as Yugoslavia was the only country in Europe to be conquered by the Germans and then, later, to free itself solely as a result of guerrilla activity. Other countries had to be liberated by Allied armies. The British played an important role in supporting the activities of Tito's guerrilla army. This is the story of Walter Jones's service and the operations of the Raiding Support Regiment. A precursor to the modern SAS the Raiding Support Regiment fought alongside the command
An American regiment in Devon : the US Army's 116th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach and the photography of Olin Dows by G. H Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guidance and counseling in the Philippines and procedures for vitalizing its function in the public schools by G. H Bennett( )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate victories : from Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain: military despatches on operations against German forces in Western Europe 1940 by G. H Bennett( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this groundbreaking book, professional historian Harry Bennett provides first-hand accounts and commentary on the British reaction to one of the greatest shocks in military history--the German blitzkrieg in the west. Selecting the official accounts, known as despatches, written by key senior commanders in 1940, the author portrays in the most vivid way possible the plans and challenges as the Allies struggled to cope with the German onslaught and to adjust to a whole new style of warfare. Drawing on the latest research, Harry Bennett provides a concise and revealing background to the German offensive in the west before providing commentary to each of the carefully chosen despatches which describe first-hand the plans that would mean either defeat or survival for Britain as the European Continent collapsed under the Nazi storm. These documents cover the extraordinary events where British forces somehow escaped annihilation at Dunkirk, the withdrawal from Western France, the retreat from Norway and the desperate fight of 'the few' in the Battle of Britain against overwhelming odds. Although much has been written about all these events, there is no way of getting closer to real history that the first-hand accounts of those who had to make the do-or-die decisions at the time." --Publisher description
The southern flank in crisis( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The American presidency 1945-2000 : illusions of grandeur
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British Naval aviation in World War II : the US Navy and Anglo-American relationsThe RAF's French Foreign Legion 1940-45 : De Gaulle, the British and the re-emergence of French air powerThe American presidency 1945-2000 : illusions of grandeurBritish foreign policy during the Curzon period, 1919-24Survivors : British merchant seamen in the Second World WarHitler's admiralsRoosevelt's peacetime administrations, 1933-41 : a documentary history of the New Deal yearsThe later life of Lord Curzon of Kedleston--aristocrat, writer, politician, statesman : an experiment in political biography
Alternative Names
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Bennett, G.H.

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Bennett, George Henry.

Bennett, George Henry 1967-

Languages
English (111)

German (2)