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Tomaselli, Phil

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Works: 17 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 1,214 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Handbooks and manuals  Family histories  Biographies  History  Genealogy  Biography  Guidebooks  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Case studies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Phil Tomaselli
Tracing your Second World War ancestors : a guide for family historians by Phil Tomaselli( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Second World War was the defining conflict of the twentieth century and it is one of the most popular and fascinating areas for historical research - and for family historians. More records than ever are available to researchers whose relatives served during the war. And this new book by Phil Tomaselli is the perfect guide to how to locate and understand these sources - and get the most out of them. He explains how, and from where, service records can be obtained, using real examples showing what they look like and how to interpret them. He also examines records of the military units relatives might have served in so their careers can be followed in graphic detail. The three armed services are covered, along with the merchant navy, the Home Guard, civilian services, prisoners of war, gallantry and campaign medals, casualties, women's services and obscure wartime organizations. Also included are a glossary of service acronyms, information on useful websites, an introduction to the National Archives and details of other useful sources."--Publisher's description
Tracing your air force ancestors by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comprehensive guide to tracing the careers of air force men and women. Covers the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm. Graphic account of air force history and development. Explains air force organization and unit histories"--Back cover
Air force lives : a guide for family historians by Phil Tomaselli( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it like to serve as an airman in the Second World War, as a pilot, a bomb aimer, or aerial gunner, or as a trainee pilot in 1913, a Zeppelin chaser during the First World War, or serve as a WREN fitter in the Fleet Air Arm or as a member of the ground crew who are so often overlooked in the history of Britain's air arm? And how can you find out about an individual, an ancestor whose service career is a gap in your family's history? Phil Tomaselli, in this readable and instructive book, shows you how this can be done. He describes in fascinating detail the careers of a group air force personnel from all branches and levels of the service
Battle of the Lys 1918 : Givenchy and the River Lawe by Phil Tomaselli( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The battles fought at Estaires and Givenchy, just south of Ypres, in April 1918 were critical episodes in the larger Battle of Lys which determined the outcome of the ultimate German offensive on the Western Front. The massive assault of Ludendorff's armies crashed against defences manned by the British and Portuguese. A series of intense attacks and counter-attacks followed, and the Germans were on verge of gaining the decisive breakthrough that both sides on the Western Front had struggled for since the onset of trench warfare in late 1914. A German success might well have forced the British to retreat from Ypres ... [Tomaselli] describes the course of the fighting ... using eyewitness accounts, official records, photographs and maps ... He [also] provides walking and driving tours of the battlefield and of the monuments and cemeteries associated with it"--Publisher's website
The spy who painted the Queen : the secret case against Philip De László by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1917 noted society portrait painter Philip de László, who painted such luminaries as the Pope, the Austrian emperor, King Edward VII and Prince Louis Battenberg, was subjected to a secret tribunal which interned him for trading with the enemy. De László had pulled strings to be naturalised as British at the outbreak of the First World War, but in 1919 he was referred to a public committee to revoke his naturalization. With the aid of skilled counsel de László had the application overturned - however, newly discovered records show MI5 had evidence obtained from a top secret source that alleged that he was suppling the enemy with important information on politics and industrial production. Crucially, the source's anonymity prevented MI5 from presenting evidence to the tribunal, which has particular resonance in the contemporary War on Terror. In the only book to examine MI5's secret evidence, Phil Tomaselli explores these allegations and reaches a shocking conclusion."--Back cover
Tracing your secret service ancestors by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is guide to over 200 years of British spies and spying. The author also explains how you can research family members who may have been involved in secret activities"--Global Books in Print
Givenchy in the Great War : a village on the front line, 1914-1918 by Phil Tomaselli( )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The village of Givenchy-lès-la-Bassée sits on a small rise in the Pas de Calais Department in northern France. One hundred years ago it was overtaken by the First World War. The fighting there was intense - eleven Victoria Crosses were won in this tiny locality between 1914 and 1918. Phil Tomaselli's in-depth account shows what happened at Givenchy when it became a battlefield, and the story here was repeated in the other villages and towns on the Western Front. Givenchy's key position made it the target for crushing bombardments, infantry assaults and subterranean warfare. The landscape was pulverized by shellfire, the ground beneath was honeycombed with tunnels. Mining operations, shelling, sniping and trench raids took place around the remains of the village even when this stretch of the front line was relatively quiet. The grueling struggle of attrition that characterized the fighting on the Western Front continued here throughout the war
The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Boer War was engaged in by British forces between Waterloo and the First World War. Troops from Britain and the Empire were sent to South Africa and tens of thousands of young men joined volunteer units to serve Queen and Country. This booklet suggests ways of researching the soldiers and sailors who saw action during the war"--Back cover
The Crimean War 1854-56 by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief guide to the war, its participants, and their records
The Zulu War 1879 by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief guide to the war, its participants, and their records
The Second World War 1939-45 by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the major sources for tracing, and women who served in the armed forces and merchant marine
A guide for family historians by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was it like to serve as an airman in the Second World War, as a pilot, a gunner, a wireless operator, or as a pilot or observer over the trenches of the Western Front during the First World War, or in the Fleet Air Arm or as a fitter or in the WomenAEs Royal Air Force, or as a member of the ground crew who are so often overlooked in the history of Britain's air arm? And how can you find out about an individual, an ancestor whose service career is a gap in your family's history? Phil Tomaselli shows you how this can be done
The Lys 1918 : Estaires and Givenchy : German Spring offensives by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of RAF Yatesbury by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing Your Air Force Ancestors a Guide : a Guide for Family Historians by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle of lys 1918 - givenchy and the river lawe by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Crimean War : 1854-1856 by Phil Tomaselli( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Tracing your air force ancestors
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Battle of the Lys 1918 : Givenchy and the River LaweTracing your secret service ancestorsThe Lys 1918 : Estaires and Givenchy : German Spring offensivesBattle of lys 1918 - givenchy and the river lawe
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English (52)