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Neave, Airey 1916-1979

Overview
Works: 24 works in 129 publications in 5 languages and 3,773 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biography  History  Personal narratives  Terminology 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D802.A2, 341.69
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Most widely held works by Airey Neave
The escape room by Airey Neave( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, for the first time, is one of the most unbelievable stories of World War II -- the story of Room 900, London. This secret organization maintained a network of escape routes across occupied Europe for Allied prison camp escapees and downed airmen. The characters in this book, from all walks of life, were untied in a great human cause. Theirs is a chronicle of heroes and traitors; of hairbreadth escapes, betrayal, torture, death--and the indomitable courage that saved over 2000 British and over 3000 American soldiers and airmen." -- Taken from book jacket
Saturday at M.I.9: a history of underground escape lines in North-West Europe in 1940-5 by a leading organiser at M.I.9 by Airey Neave( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday at M.I.9 is the inside story of the underground escape lines in occupied North-West Europe which brought back to Britain over 4,000 Allied servicemen during World War Two. Airey Neave, who in the last two years of the war was the chief organiser at M.I.9 gives his own unique account. He describes how the escape lines began in the first dark days of German occupation and how, until the end of the war, thousands of ordinary men and women made their own contribution to the Allied victory by hiding and feeding men and guiding them to safety.""There isn't a page in the book which isn't exci
They have their exits by Airey Neave( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escape memoir of the Second World War
The flames of Calais: a soldier's battle, 1940 by Airey Neave( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and German and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engelsk militærhistorie. Om det britiske -franske forsvar af Calais i de kritiske forårsdage i 1940, da det lykkedes at evakuere en væsentlig del af de britisk-franske hærstyrker- the British Expeditionary Force in France - fra strandene ved Dunkirk, eller Dunkerque, bl.a. som følge af det modige og vedholdende forsvar af Calais - "a truly memorable defence" overfor den fremrykkende tyske hær. Ca. 3000 mand deltog i forsvaret af Calais den 25. maj 1940, men efter 4 dages kamp måtte garnisonen overgive sig, og da var kun 60 tilbage - alle øvrige var døde, sårede eller taget tilfange. Der er derfor meget få samtidige dokumenter. Der blev skrevet rapporter i de tyske POW-fangelejre, og der er official minutes og telegrammer i Public Record Office, men det meste af bogen bygger på hidtil upubliseret materiale og private papirer. "A brave, brilliant book about the brave and memorable feat of arms". Forfatteren selv var med ved Calais og modtog DSO, OBE og MC og desuden den franske tapperhedsmedalje Croix de Guerre, den hollandske Order of Oranje Nassau og den amerikanske Bronze Star. Calais fik direkte af Churchill besked på at holde stand så længe som overhovedet muligt, og det hævdes at evakueringen ved Dunkirk ikke ville have kunne lykkedes hvis ikke forsvarerne af Calais havde kæmpet så tappert, men senere er der - selvfølgelig - rejst tvivl - "was the stand at Calais a costly mistake with both sides either underestimating or overestimating the significance of Calais at that stage of war?" Bogen søger også at besvare dette spørgsmål
Little cyclone : the girl who started the Comet Line by Airey Neave( Book )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrée de Jongh was a young artist in Brussels when German troops marched into Belgium in May 1941. Her father dubbed her the 'Little Cyclone', because she was so determined to make things happen. Inspired by Edith Cavell, the British nurse shot dead by the Germans during the First World War, the 24-year-old de Jongh nursed wounded allied servicemen. She then set up the Comet Line to smuggle trapped soldiers and airmen through France and across the Pyrenees into Spain. When the first group never arrived, the Little Cyclone did the job herself: she turned up at the British consulate in Bilbao in August 1941 with two Scottish soldiers and insisted she could bring many more. MI6 was convinced she was a German spy. But the Little Cyclone got her way and the escape line she created saved the lives of more than 800 Allied servicemen. Such heroism came at an enormous cost. One hundred and fifty-six members of the Comet Line died, the majority of them in the Nazi concentration camps. The story of Little Cyclone is one of tragedy and triumph, a remarkably human and inspiring story that rivals the most dramatic of thrillers"--Publisher's website
The flames of Calais by Airey Neave( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Soldier's Battle, 1940... The defence of Calais in late May 1940 remains one of the most striking examples of selfless courage and sacrifice. Winston Churchill, in one of his first actions as Prime Minister, ordered 29 Brigade across the Channel as a desperate diversionary measure to save the British Expeditionary Force from wholesale annihilation. The Brigade had orders not to evacuate or surrender, and casualties were extremely heavy. Airey Neave, who was wounded and captured at Calais, has written a definitive first-hand account of the battle, which has stood the test of time
Control by committee: the reform of the committee system of the House of Commons by Airey Neave( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On trial at Nuremberg by Airey Neave( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1982 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accessible account of the Nuremberg trials written by one of the officials involved. Neave gives a first-hand account of the defendants' behavior and character during the trial, and describes the background of how the trial came about and why these particular people were tried. - Amazon
Nuremburg : a personal record of the trial of the major Nazi war criminals in 1945-46 by Airey Neave( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heldin achter de frontlijn by Airey Neave( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van een Belgische verpleegster (1916-2007) die tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog deelnam aan het verzet tegen de Duitse bezetter en een smokkelroute naar Spanje oprichtte voor geallieerde militairen
The girl who started the Comet Line by Airey Neave( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was known as the Comet Line. It was the greatest escape route in the Resistance Movement and in its three years of life it saved over 800 airmen and soldiers from captivity, returning them safe to Britain. This text presents a true story of extraordinary bravery, betrayal, tragedy and triumph
Nomenclator zoologicus by Airey Neave( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Katyn cover-up by Louis FitzGibbon( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday at MI9 by Airey Neave( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Soviet domination of Eastern Europe in the light of international law by J. A. B Gawenda( Book )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best-selling escape memoir of World War Two by Airey Neave( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airey Neave had the most distinguished of war records. Wounded and taken prisoner in the desperate fighting at Calais, he became a compulsive escaper, and the first of very few to make a 'home-run' from Colditz Castle. Thereafter, he rejoined the fighting in France and Holland before becoming a member of the International Military Tribunal at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials. His memoir is one of the finest to emerge from the Second World War
They have their exits ; edited and abridged by Airey Neave( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday at M.I.9 : a history of underground escape lines in North-West Europe in 1940-45 by Airey Neave( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Saturday at MI 9 : a history of underground escape lines in North West Europe in 1940-5 by Airey Neave( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Nuremberg by Airey Neave( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Saturday at M.I.9: a history of underground escape lines in North-West Europe in 1940-5 by a leading organiser at M.I.9
Alternative Names
Airey Neave britischer Politiker

Airey Neave British politician

Airey Neave britisk politikar

Airey Neave britisk politiker

Airey Neave Brits politicus (1916-1979)

Airey Neave brittisk politiker

Airey Neave militare, politico e agente segreto britannico

Airey Neave politicien britannique

Neave, Middleton Sheffield Neave.

Нив, Эйри 1916-1979

Languages
English (121)

German (1)

Croatian (1)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)

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The flames of Calais: a soldier's battle, 1940Saturday at MI9Public servant, secret agent : the elusive life and violent death of Airey NeaveThe flames of Calais: a soldier's battle, 1940Saturday at M.I.9: a history of underground escape lines in North-West Europe in 1940-5 by a leading organiser at M.I.9