WorldCat Identities

Smithers, A. J. 1919-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 75 publications in 2 languages and 2,170 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: UG446.5, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by A. J Smithers
The Kaffir wars, 1779-1877 by A. J Smithers( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Siden hollænderne i 16. årh. og englænderne 1795-1814 overtog Kaplandet var der kampe med de indfødte stammer Kaffer eller Zuluer. Dette værk beskriver englændernes og Boernes (de hollandske efterkommere) kampe mod de indfødte stammer 1779-1877 indtil kort før Zulukrigen 1879. - Særlig under de indfødte herskere Chaka, Dingaan og Pandu var kampen hård
Dornford Yates : a biography by A. J Smithers( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir John Monash by A. J Smithers( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new Excalibur : the development of the tank, 1909-1939 by A. J Smithers( Book )
6 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idea of a mobile strong-point, out of which the tank developed, probably occurred to most minds after our first experience of attacking strongly entrenched positions; I first heard it suggested by an Intelligence Corps officer as early as the Battle of the Aisne ... the suggestion of using the 'Caterpillar tractor, which has been experimented with at Aldershot in 1914, immediately arose ... but it was so obvious a development that it must have occurred simultaneously in many regiments and staff messes.' Thus stated Jphn Charteris, Sir Douglas Haig's Director of Military Intelligence Obvious
The man who disobeyed: Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien and his enemies by A. J Smithers( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rude mechanicals : an account of tank maturity during the second World War by A. J Smithers( Book )
11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sequel to ""An New Excalibur"", which examined the development of the tank during World War I and after, Smithers examines the role played by tanks in World War II. At the beginning of the war only the Germans and the Russians had realized the full power of the tank. The British and the Americans were forced to try to catch up. One difficulty was fundamentally a matter of finding the right tool for the right job. In the last year of the war, the Germans relied on the immense King Tigers, which lacked speed and manoeuvrability; while the Allies were confined to Shermans, Cromwells and C
Wonder aces of the air : the flying heroes of the Great War by A. J Smithers( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toby : a real life ripping yarn by A. J Smithers( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taranto, 1940 : "prelude to Pearl Harbor" by A. J Smithers( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fighting nation : Lord Kitchener and his armies by A. J Smithers( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cambrai : the first great tank battle, 1917 by A. J Smithers( Book )
6 editions published between 1922 and 1992 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Honourable conquests : an account of the enduring work of the Royal Engineers throughout the empire by A. J Smithers( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The origin of the Corps of Royal Engineers, now affectionately known as The Sappers but then as the King's Military Engineers, has been traced as far as 1414, though it was not until 1716 that a permanent officer corps of engineers was established by the Board of Ordnance with the title Corps of Engineers. Being part of the Regular Army it is hardly surprising that the Corps should be associated in the public mind with such tasks as building roads, bridges and defensive works or breaching those of the enemy and scant attention was hitherto been paid to the remarkable achievements of the Corps
Taranto 1940 : 'a glorious episode' by A. J Smithers( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combined forces : being the later-day adventures of Maj-Gen Sir Richard Hannay, Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond and Berry and co. by A. J Smithers( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cambrai : the first great tank battle by A. J Smithers( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is probably true to say that no land battle of this century passes Cambrai in importance. Up to the winter of 1917 warfare had changed only in degree since the coming of gunpowder. The scenario, with parts for horse, foot and guns, remained essentially the same. All this was part of a world about to disappear for good with the introduction of the tank. The British Army, hammered by years of war and facing almost alone the vastly increasing strength of its enemy, was expected by most observers to be near to going down in defeat. Instead of that, using British designed and built fighting mach
The Tangier campaign : [the birth of the British Army] by A. J Smithers( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography by A. J Smithers( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gon Monash (1865-1931) : korot hayyav shel matsbi Ostrali Yehudi by A. J Smithers( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in Hebrew and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wonder aces of the air by A. J Smithers( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toby by A. J Smithers( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Smithers, A. J.
Smithers, A. J. 1919-
Smithers, Alan Jack 1919-
סמיתרס, א. ג'.
סמיתרס, א.ז' 1919-
Languages
English (66)
Hebrew (2)
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