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Smith, Colin 1944-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 127 publications in 3 languages and 3,829 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Juvenile works  Personal narratives  Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: DS119.7, 940.5423
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The Battle of Alamein : turning point, World War II by John Bierman( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
"In the most devastating global conflict in history, the Battle of Alamein stands out as one of the great triumphs of the Allied forces. In October 1942, the little Egyptian railway stop became the showdown between two legendary commanders - German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, the notorious "Desert Fox," and British Lieutenant General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery. When Rommel's Panzerarmee Afrika clashed with the imperial British forces under Monty, the entire dynamic of World War II changed. Now, in this account, John Bierman and Colin Smith unfold the whole story of the decisive campaigns of the desert war, from the Italian invasion of Egypt in September 1940 to the mass surrender of the Axis forces in Tunis in May 1943." "Writing with great verve, Bierman and Smith create a stunning panorama peopled by some of the most glamorous, dangerous, and mysterious figures in the war, drawing on extensive and hitherto overlooked primary sources, including battle reports, regimental histories, and interviews with veterans from all sides of the conflict. The story reads like a great war novel as the two sides chase each other back and forth across an unforgiving North African landscape. They shed new light on the remarkable story of Rommel's desert advisor, the shady Hungarian adventurer Laszlo Almasy, who was recast as the romantic English patient in Michael Ondaatje's novel. They also tell the story of the secret war fought by a group of German Jewish volunteers from Palestine and the strange tale of the unfortunate American colonel who became an unwilling source of intelligence for the Nazis." "The picture is large in scope, juxtaposing the designs and delusions of grand strategy against the courage, chaos, and confusion of individuals in combat. At Alamein, Nazi Germany's hitherto unbroken succession of land victories was finally reversed, and the mightiest war machine the world had ever seen suffered its first major defeat. This riveting account is military history at its absolute best."--Jacket
Fire in the night : Wingate of Burma, Ethiopia, and Zion by John Bierman( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of World War II commander Orde Wingate
Carlos : portrait of a terrorist by Colin Smith( Book )
20 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 572 libraries worldwide
The Palestinians : the road to nationhood by David McDowall( Book )
35 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
In this new and wide-ranging book, David McDowall, author of the highly respected 1986 MRG report on the Palestinians, traces their story from the late nineteenth century to the present day. He describes their first fears before 1914 of the Zionist aim to build a Jewish state in Palestine; the fulfilment of their worst expectations in the wars of 1948 and 1967; the situation of the Palestinian minority within Israel; Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip; the Palestinian response and the Intifada; the 1991 Gulf War and the subsequent search for peace
Singapore burning : heroism and surrender in World War II by Colin Smith( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
England's last war against France : fighting Vichy 1940-1942 by Colin Smith( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 289 libraries worldwide
"Under the terms of the French Armistice with Nazi Germany, the unoccupied part of France and its substantial colonies were ruled from the spa town of Vichy by the government of Mar?chal Philip P?tain, the victor of Verdun, one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Between July 1940 and November 1942, while Britain was at war with Germany, Italy, and ultimately Japan, it also fought land, sea and air battles with the considerable forces at Vichy's disposal. When the Royal Navy sank the French Fleet at Mers-el-K?bir nearly 1,300 French sailors died in the twentieth century's most one-sided sea battle. The war the British and eventually the Americans fought against France in 1940-42 has never been written about as an entity, until now"--Publisher
Alamein : war without hate by John Bierman( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
The cut-out : a novel by Colin Smith( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Warsaw boy : a memoir of a wartime childhood by Andrew Borowiec( Book )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Poland suffered terribly under the Nazis. By the end of the war six million had been killed: some were innocent civilians - half of them were Jews - but the rest died as a result of a ferocious guerrilla war the Poles had waged. On 1 August 1944 Andrew Borowiec, a fifteen-year-old volunteer in the Resistance, lobbed a grenade through the shattered window of a Warsaw apartment block onto some German soldiers running below. 'I felt I had come of age. I was a soldier and I'd just tried to kill some of our enemies'. The Warsaw Uprising lasted for 63 days: Himmler described it as 'the worst street fighting since Stalingrad'. Yet for the most part the insurgents were poorly equipped local men and teenagers - some of them were even younger than Andrew. Over that summer Andrew faced danger at every moment, both above and below ground as the Poles took to the city's sewers to creep beneath the German lines during lulls in the fierce counterattacks. Wounded in a fire fight the day after his sixteenth birthday and unable to face another visit to the sewers, he was captured as he lay in a makeshift cellar hospital wondering whether he was about to be shot or saved. Here he learned a lesson: there were decent Germans as well as bad. From one of the most harrowing episodes of the Second World War, this is an extraordinary tale of survival and defiance recounted by one of the few remaining veterans of Poland's bravest summer. Andrew Borowiec dedicates this book to all the Warsaw boys, 'especially those who never grew up'
The last crusade by Colin Smith( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
War without hate : the desert campaign of 1940-1943 by John Bierman( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Four-play : a play by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The Let's join in storybook ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Carlos : portrait d'un terroriste by Colin Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in French and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Rachael and the golden chain : a Dorset winter mystery by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Dingle Wood by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Portrait of a terrorist by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Paddington : eight classic stories by Michael Bond( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The moral and social aspects of vivisection by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
England's last war against France : fighting Vichy 1940-42 by Colin Smith( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Colin Smith British journalist
Languages
English (113)
Spanish (5)
French (4)
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