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Cooksey, Jon 1958-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 2,729 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vBritish  Guidebooks  History  Diaries  Military history  Biographies  Pictorial works  Personal correspondence  Television adaptations  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Conceptor, Scenarist
Classifications: D640, 940.48141
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Most widely held works by Jon Cooksey
The first day of the Somme : Gommecourt to Maricourt by Jon Cooksey( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2022 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many guidebooks cover the Somme offensive in 1916, the five-month struggle that has come to be seen as one of the defining episodes in the history of the fighting on the Western Front during the First World War. But no previous guide has concentrated on t [Elib]
Operation Chariot : the raid on St Nazaire by Jon Cooksey( )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By March 1942, mainland France had been under German occupation for almost two years. Every month that passed saw Germany bolster her defences against an expected allied invasion. Every month that passed saw Germany tighten her grip on Britain's transatlantic lifeline; menacing allied shipping from the French west coast ports. At St Nazaire on the Loire estuary, the vast Normandie dry dock was the only one capable of holding the mighty battleship Tirpitz, still at large and free to hunt allied ships. Something had to be done. Operation Chariot was conceived; an audacious plan to mount a large-
Blood and iron : letters from the Western Front by Hugh Montagu Butterworth( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until now Hugh Butterworth was just one of the millions of lost soldiers of the Great War, and the extraordinary letters he sent home from the Western Front have been forgotten. But after more than ninety years of obscurity, these letters, which describe his experience of war in poignant detail, have been rediscovered, and they are published here in full. They are a moving, intensely personal and beautifully written record by an articulate and observant man who witnessed at first hand one of the darkest episodes in European history. In civilian life Butterworth was a dedicated and much-loved s
Ypres by Jon Cooksey( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Retreat from Mons 1914: South: The Western Front by Car, by bike and on Foot by Jon Cooksey( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Retreat from Mons 1914: South is the second volume in Pen & Sword's Battle Lines series to cover the opening campaign of the Great War. It is the essential companion for every visitor who is keen to retrace the path taken by the British Expeditionary Force immediately after the outbreak of the conflict - all the important battle sites of the second stage of the retreat are featured here. Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland take visitors over a series of routes that can be walked, biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They describe wha
Harry's war : the Great War diary of Harry Drinkwater by Harry Drinkwater( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many men of his generation Harry Drinkwater rushed to volunteer for king and country when war was declared in 1914. He joined a regiment of the Birmingham Pals and soon found himself marching through northern France on route to the trenches of the Somme. Unusually though, Harry kept a secret diary of his experiences throughout the war, despite it being illegal for him to do so. 100 years later Harry's words and experiences leap off the page with incredible immediacy and power
Barnsley pals : the 13th & 14th Battalions, York & Lancaster Regiment by Jon Cooksey( )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flanders 1915 : rare photographs from wartime archives by Jon Cooksey( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pebble Island : Operation Prelim by Francis Mackay( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2022 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early hours of 15 May 1982, three Sea King helicopters carrying 42 men of 22 SAS Regiment and attachments, lifted off from the carrier HMS Hermes and headed towards the remote Pebble Island on the north coast of West Falkland ... The raid 'codename Operation PRELIM' was the largest and most ambitious airfield raid undertaken by the SAS in a quarter of a century and with every aircraft destroyed it was heralded as a resounding British success. But debate still rages as to whether it was truly a strategic coup, crippling the Argentinians' ability to strike at the British Task Force and significantly reducing their capability to oppose the eventual amphibious landings at San Carlos, or a political sop for a British public eagerly awaiting news of a success. This book, covering the history of the Argentinian threat and the planning, preparation and execution of the raid, also includes sections on the opposing forces and weapons used. It also deals with the controversies and, for the first time, examines the terrible consequences of the raid for the men and ships of the British fleet"--Page 4 of cover
3 Para-Mount Longdon : the bloodiest battle by Jon Cooksey( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2022 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falklandskrigens blodigste slag udkæmpedes på Mount Longdon i juni 1982 af The Parachute Regiment
Calais, 1940 : a fight to the finish by Jon Cooksey( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen omhandler slaget om Calais i maj 1940. Heri findes et index om alle de britiske, canadiske, franske og tyske enheder der deltog i slaget. Samtidig er bogen en guide, som den besøgende kan bruge til at opsøge de steder, hvor krigshandlingerne skete
Falklands hero : Ian McKay, the last VC of the 20th century by Jon Cooksey( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2022 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the bitter battle for Mount Longdon during the Falklands War, 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiments assault has stalled in the face of determined resistance. With his platoon held up by an Argentine machine gun, it falls to Sergeant Ian McKay to act. The machine gun has to be silenced to break the deadlock. Gathering a small group together, Ian McKay leads them in a headlong dash into the teeth of a withering fire. One by one they fall until only McKay is left, charging on alone towards the Argentine gun and a place in history. His was the final act of a man who lived, breathed and was shaped by the Parachute Regiment: an act which earned him a posthumous Victoria Cross. This is the story of Ian McKay: the last British hero of the Twentieth Century
Battlefield archaeology by Tim Lynch( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Cold War bunkers to Civil War sieges to Roman forts - Britain is littered with sites of military significance, many of which have never been studied. This volume shows the amateur enthusiast how to unlock the drama of a battlefield in his or her own area
Boulogne : 20 Guards Brigade's fighting defence, May 1940 by Jon Cooksey( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pebble Island : the Falklands war 1982 by Jon Cooksey( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battleground Europe by Nigel Cave( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the most important sites, primarily of the two world wars, covering both their history and descriptions of how they are today. For the interested traveller, the author groups key sites together, listing places offering accommodation, food, and detailing places of local interest
The Mary Higgins Clark collection : murder, mystery & suspense : Before I say goodbye. The cradle will fall. A crime of passion. He sees you when you're sleeping. I'll be seeing you. Try to remember. We'll meet again( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of seven made-for-tv movies based on the suspense novels of Mary Higgins Clark originally produced between 2002 and 2004
The battles of French Flanders : Neuve Chapelle, Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Loos and Fromelles, the Western Front by car, by bike and on foot by Jon Cooksey( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battles fought by the British army in 1915, in the second year of the First World War, are less well known than those fought immediately after the outbreak of war in 1914 and those that followed in 1916 which culminated in the Battle of the Somme. But the fighting at Aubers Ridge, Festubert, Neuve Chapelle and Loos was just as severe - as was the 1916 battle at Fromelles - and the battlefields are just as interesting to explore today. This volume in the Battle Lines series is the perfect guide to them. Expert guides Jon Cooksey and Jerry Murland take visitors over a series of routes that can be walked, biked or driven, explaining the fighting that occurred at each place in vivid detail. They describe what happened, where it happened and why and who was involved, and point out the sights that remain for the visitor to see. Their highly illustrated guidebook is essential reading for visitors who wish to enhance their understanding of warfare on the Western Front
Pals : the 13th & 14th Battalions, York & Lancaster Regiment by Jon Cooksey( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retreat from Mons 1914 by Jon Cooksey( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The first day of the Somme : Gommecourt to Maricourt
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Operation Chariot : the raid on St NazaireBlood and iron : letters from the Western FrontYpresThe Retreat from Mons 1914: South: The Western Front by Car, by bike and on FootHarry's war : the Great War diary of Harry DrinkwaterBarnsley pals : the 13th & 14th Battalions, York & Lancaster RegimentFlanders 1915 : rare photographs from wartime archivesPebble Island : Operation Prelim
Alternative Names
Cooksey, Jon (Military historian)

Languages
English (103)