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Smith, Colin 1944-

Works: 25 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 3,743 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history  Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B2430.M3763, 142.7
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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 667 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 )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of World War II commander Orde Wingate
Carlos : portrait of a terrorist by Colin Smith( Book )
25 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 561 libraries worldwide
The Palestinians : the road to nationhood by David McDowall( Book )
41 editions published between 1974 and 1984 in English and held by 414 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
England's last war against France : fighting Vichy 1940-1942 by Colin Smith( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and French and held by 276 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
The cut-out : a novel by Colin Smith( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Alamein : war without hate by John Bierman( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
The battle of Alamein was one of the greatest set piece battles in World War II and the victory for the allied troops was the turning point in the fortunes of war. Within a year of the battle, Mussolini had been toppled and the Anglo-American forces had established a firm presence in Italy. The battle of Alamein was of particular interest as it was a clean war, bitterly fought on both sides according to certain basic ideas of what those involved were not ashamed to call chivalry . The battle between two remarkable leaders - Rommel and Montgomery - is at the heart of this book. Both had fought and been wounded in World War I, both were personally austere and both had remarkable presence and powers of leadership with their respective troops
War without hate : the desert campaign of 1940-1943 by John Bierman( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
The last crusade by Colin Smith( Book )
6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
The Let's join in storybook ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Four-play : a play by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 16 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 6 libraries worldwide
Dingle Wood by Colin Smith( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The primacy of perception : and other essays on phenomenological psychology, the philosophy of art, history, and politics by Maurice Merleau-Ponty( Book )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Hoofdwerk van de Franse filosoof (1908-1961), die als een van de grondleggers van het existentialisme geldt
The battle of Alamein : North Africa 1942 by Colin Smith( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Colin Smith British journalist
Colin Smith journaliste britannique
Колин Смит
كولن سميث صحفي بريطاني
English (115)
Spanish (7)
French (4)
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