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Robbins, Simon

Overview
Works: 13 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 1,604 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Diaries  Biography  Military history  Personal correspondence  Academic theses  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D640, 940.41241
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Most widely held works by Simon Robbins
British generalship during the Great War : the military career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929) by Simon Robbins( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the career of one relatively unknown First World War general, Lord Horne, this book adds to the growing literature that challenges long-held assumptions that the First World War was a senseless bloodbath conducted by unimaginative and incompetent generals. Instead it demonstrates that men like Horne developed new tactics and techniques to deal with the novel problems of trench warfare and in so doing seeks to re-establish the image of the British generals and explain the reasons for the failures of 1915-16 and the successes of 1917-18 and how this remarkable change in performance was
British generalship on the Western Front 1914-18 : defeat into victory by Simon Robbins( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The army's ethos and culture -- The decline and fall of an army -- The brain of an army -- Developing a professional leadership -- The army's over-ambitious decision-making -- Training for victory -- Tactical innovation -- A strategy for victory
Staff officer : the diaries of Walter Guinness (first Lord Moyne), 1914-1918 by Walter Edward Guinness Moyne( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's general : Cromwell the soldier by Simon Robbins( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First World War letters of General Lord Horne by Henry Horne( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Generalship on the Western Front 1914-1918 : Defeat into Victory by Simon Robbins( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores how British Army learnt from the pyrrhic victories of 1915-17 and developed the new tactics, leadership and doctrine of combined arms to overcome the tactical stalemate hitherto bedevilling Allied offensives to defeat the
The Empire Strikes Back : A History of British Counterinsurgency, 1910-2010 by Simon Robbins( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is the enemy? This is the question most asked in modern warfare; gone are the staged battles of the past. Twentieth and twenty-first century conflict is dominated by counterinsurgency operations, where the enemy is almost indistinguisable from innocent civilians. Battles are gunfights in jungles, deserts and streets; winning 'hearts and minds' is as important as winning territory. From our struggles in Ireland, to the Malayan Emergency, operations in India, Yemen, Kenya, Aden, Palentine, and of course Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan - this book covers the strategy and doctrine of counterinsurgency and how often these operations have been spectacularly unsuccessful, leaving us embedded in a hostile population, immersed in costly and dangerous nation-building. Through the experiences of Special Forces operatives we learn what it is like to fight a war in the shadows, against an enemy that can disappear as quickly as it is located
British generalship on the Western Front : 1914-18 : defeat into victory by Simon Robbins( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British generalship on the Western front in the First World War, 1914-1918 by Simon Robbins( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atmospheric neutrino predictions and the influence of hadron production by Simon Robbins( Book )

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

Contested spaces of transitional justice : legal empowerment in global post-conflict contexts revisited by Arnaud Kurze( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

British Generalship During the Great War: The Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929) (Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929)) by Simon Robbins( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Project completion reports : a review of findings from reports prepared on projects approved between 1979 and 1997 by Simon Robbins( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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British generalship during the Great War : the military career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929)
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English (46)