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Perrett, Bryan

Works: 115 works in 449 publications in 3 languages and 9,300 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Naval history  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D214, 355.409
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Publications about Bryan Perrett
Publications by Bryan Perrett
Most widely held works by Bryan Perrett
Knights of the Black Cross : Hitler's Panzerwaffe and its leaders by Bryan Perrett( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 645 libraries worldwide
The story of the German Armored Corps --the Panzerwaffee--and the evolution of their superlative fighting vehicles
A history of Blitzkrieg by Bryan Perrett( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 593 libraries worldwide
Last stand! : famous battles against the odds by Bryan Perrett( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 540 libraries worldwide
Concentrates on fifteen examples of last stands including Waterloo, the Alamo, Camerone, and the Little Big Horn
The battle book : crucial conflicts in history from 1469 BC to the present by Bryan Perrett( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Bogen indeholder i en autoritativ form og alfabetisk ordnet en oversigt over de mest betydelige krige gennem 3.000 år
Encyclopedia of the Second World War by Ian V Hogg( Book )
9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
At all costs! : stories of impossible victories by Bryan Perrett( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
11 eksempler fra krigshistorien, hvor utænkelige sejre blev vundet på slagmarken af ringe udrustede og undertallige tropper
Weapons of the Falklands conflict by Bryan Perrett( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
A mismatched couple on their way to spend a weekend on the yacht, pick up a hitch-hiker. Fiction and tension develop
Desert warfare : from its Roman origins to the Gulf conflict by Bryan Perrett( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The real Hornblower : the life of Admiral of the Fleet, Sir James Alexander Gordon, GCB, last governor of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich by Bryan Perrett( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Against all odds! : more dramatic 'last stand' actions by Bryan Perrett( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 282 libraries worldwide
What fierce motivation drives a soldier to commit himselftop a last stand against an enemy which outnumbers him, has greater firepower and boasts other tactical advantages? The answer is no one characteristic, for such men are not always brave ... or foolhardy. A warrior can fight well because ofangerr or fear, for the support of his colleagues, out of loyalty to his superiors or his regiment, the urge for revenge or personal glory, or for the most heartfelt or desires - personal survival! Such commitment can destroy intended military tactics, annual a well-laid battle plan and render ineffective the most rabid armed force, but the times it has done so are few. Following the international success of "Last Stand", Bryan Perrett has selected a further thirteen examples of such actions, from two centuries and the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. Offered as fiction these events might be decried as unbelievable ... but they happened. And they happened as described here, for the author applies his attention to the detail which validates the action, and makes the volume relevant to deeper military study, in the sure and certain knowledge that the natural drama of the people and the combat covered will guarantee a text which is exciting and entertaining. For military historians this further collection of "last ditch" warfare will offer pertinent insights into battlefield strategy and soldiering; for the reader of adventure nonfiction these awesome skirmishes will prove fascinating
Impossible victories : ten unlikely battlefield successes by Bryan Perrett( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Iron fist : classic armoured warfare case studies by Bryan Perrett( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
"My intentions in writing this book ... have been to show how the vehicles themselves and the tactics employed were developed in the light of the crews' experience, and in so doing give the reader some impression of what the tactical tank battle looked like from the inside as it evolved over the years"--Introduction
Seize and hold : master strokes on the battlefield by Bryan Perrett( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
This volume recounts eleven prime examples of "coup de main" military strategy from the 20th century, including both World Wars, Vietnam and Korea. The author covers a selection of classic armed coup de main where small but powerful forces have been tasked with getting to, seizing and holding until relieved important local and strategic objectives. These sudden and swiftly organized and executed moves can either come from the initiative of troops on the battlefield in the heat of battle, or via prior recognition of a forthcoming opportunity. Topics include Balkin mountain action in 1916, the assault on Belgium 1940, Beda Fomm, Meiktila in Burma, Remagen Bridge, Korea and Ia Drang in Vietnam
Gunboat! : small ships at war by Bryan Perrett( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
For Valour : Victoria Cross and Medal of Honor battles by Bryan Perrett( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Fighting vehicles of the Red Army by Bryan Perrett( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 libraries worldwide
The changing face of battle : from Teutoburger Wald to Desert Storm by Bryan Perrett( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
British military history for dummies by Bryan Perrett( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Discover the story of Britain's key battles; leaders and generals who shaped history; how Britain won--and lost--an Empire; the development of military strategy; how British technologies changed warfare
Tank tracks to Rangoon : the story of British armour in Burma by Bryan Perrett( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Fighting in a somewhat forgotten corner of Empire during the Second World War, the British and Indian armoured regiments called upon to harness the power of tank warfare to extreme new levels did so in an effort to outwit an army until that point considered invincible - the Imperial Japanese Army. Their collective efforts were heroic and massively effective, giving the Japanese a taste of mechanised warfare from which they never recovered. Bryan Perrett describes the full course of the armoured units' efforts, illustrating the importance of the mighty 7th Armoured Brigade; a 'magnificent forma
Why the Japanese lost : the red sun's setting by Bryan Perrett( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
"This book tells the story of a war unlike any other in history, fought between a nation that believed itself to be invincible, even when its strength was being systematically destroyed by the greatest industrial power in the world. Prior to the middle of the nineteenth century, the Empire of Japan was content to remain in medieval isolation and, apart from very limited trading concessions, was unwilling to extend her contacts with the western world. This was all to change however, as Japan hurtled forwards into the twentieth century, armed and determined to carve out a new identity characterised by a dominating spirit. Dejected by the Great Depression of the early 1930s, they were a nation grown from moderate to militant. Following the pivotal and devastating attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941, the Japanese Army were emboldened. Hong Kong, Malaya, Singapore, Burma, the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies were all overrun with deceptive ease, leading the army to become dangerously confident in their ability. Subsequently named 'The Victory Disease', the author argues that it was this arrogant complacency that led to the army's ultimate downfall. Each episode of note in the history of the Japanese military forces is relayed, as the author dissects, analyses and endeavours to explain the root causes and pivotal decisions that led to defeat."--Book jacket
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controlled identity Eldworth, R.

Perrett, Bryan 1934-
ペレット, ブライアン
English (176)
Spanish (2)
Polish (1)
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