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Gall, Sandy 1927-

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Most widely held works by Sandy Gall
War against the Taliban : why it all went wrong in Afghanistan by Sandy Gall( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the days of Alexander the Great, Afghanistan's strategically significant lands have been fought over by foreign invaders. Today, as yet another generation risks life and limb in this inhospitable territory, an ever-rising death toll puts back under the spotlight almost daily the way the modern war in Afghanistan is being run, and demands answers. Drawing on over a hundred interviews with Afghan politicians, businessmen and ordinary people, British, American and European diplomats and soldiers, Sandy Gall shines fresh light on the failure to capture Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora and, equally disastrous, American and British gullibility in the face of Pakistan's continued tolerance of the Taliban. He asks why the reconstruction of Afghanistan has withered on the vine; and how we have allowed a Presidential style of government to concentrate power in one man's hands, under whom, amid cronyism and corruption, the Taliban insurgency only grows ever stronger. But is it too late? Examining the emotive issue of equipment shortages, exposing the extent to which the drug trade has corrupted the country, and assessing the accusation of endemic, systemic failure within the MOD, Sandy Gall addresses the challenges, political, religious, and military, that face those now fighting on the most dangerous frontier in the world."--Publisher's website
The Bushmen of southern Africa : slaughter of the innocent by Sandy Gall( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bushmen were hunting and gathering, painting, and mining copper, thousands of years ago. They were the first people of Africa. Deadly shots with their bows and poisoned arrows, they were, in their heyday, Lords of the Desert." "They fought extremely bravely for their land, and lost. Today, they have been reduced to an underclass - dispossessed, despised and degraded. Just in time - one is tempted to say, miraculously - the Mandela government saved them from extermination in South Africa. Now, in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve, set aside specially for them by the British in 1961, they are making their last stand, refusing to be evicted in order to benefit diamond mining and tourism."--Jacket
George Adamson : lord of the lions by Sandy Gall( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ho Chi Minh by Greg Barker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Vietnam, one of the last communist nations, Ho Chi Minh remains the father figure for the nation. For many in the West there remains a fascination with Uncle Ho, the frail, idealistic leader who against seemingly insurmountable odds humiliated two of the world's strongest armies, the American and the French. This film, based on newsreel footage and interviews with contemporaries, traces the story of his life. Born into a Mandarin family in 1890 when Indochina was part of the French empire, he gravitated towards Paris like many in his generation. There he founded the Indochinese Communist Party, calling for an independent Indochina composed of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The following years were spent between Russia and Asia where he learned guerrilla warfare from Mao Tse Tung. His big chance came during World War II when the Japanese occupied Indochina. The film goes on to show how his army, the Viet Minh, drove them out and then went on to fight the French for control of the country. Independence for North Vietnam was achieved with the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu. He never lived to see the victory over the Americans or the unification of Vietnam
Gold scoop by Sandy Gall( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francisco Franco( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Franco's rise to power, his long career as head of the Spanish government, and his great influence on world affairs
Salang by Sandy Gall( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles DeGaulle : a profile by Greg Barker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1940, a junior general in the French army escaped to London determined to save France after its surrender to the Germans. Charles De Gaulle became the leader of the Free French, and the embodiment of their hope for the future. Arrogant and abrasive, through sheer force of will he asserted France's position with the Allied powers. When the Allies were ready to recapture Paris, Eisenhower held back his troops to allow De Gaulle to liberate Paris. After the war, De Gaulle was the outstanding figure in France and the natural choice to lead the new government. But the infighting among the political parties was distasteful to him and he retired from public life in 1947. In 1958, when France was torn apart by the Algerian independence movement, De Gaulle emerged from seclusion to form the Fifth Republic. Though initially he hoped to retain Algeria as part of France, in the end he realized it must gain its independence. By 1968 a new post war generation had come of age and rebelled against his authoritarianism. He resigned in 1969 and died the following year. Archival films together with commentary by journalists and colleagues bring the career of this remarkable leader alive
Chasing the dragon by Sandy Gall( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord of the lions : Adamson of Africa( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel to the African wild in this memorable film on George Adamson. Gaining worldwide fame through "Born Free," the literary and cinematic story of the lioness Elsa, Adamson was known by many as the Lord of the Lions and master of the greatest wilderness in the world. Join Sandy Gall as he experiences Kenya and examines the life of the well-respected animal protector. Finished only months before his death, this film features first-hand accounts of Adamson's extraordinary adventures and inspiring life
Behind Russian lines : an Afghan journal by Sandy Gall( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Søgeord: Rusland; Afghanistan; Guerillakrig; Mujahideen
Konrad Adenauer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Konrad Adenauer's role in the political and economic rebirth of West Germany after World War II. Includes archival footage
Wars in peace. : Korea ; Vietnam( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive accounts of the wars in Korea and Vietnam
Lions : deluxe box set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lions are for many people the most fascinating of all the big cats; On the one hand, they are the only sociable members of the family, on the other, they are ruthlessly effective predators. Lions have symbolized bravery, strength, and majesty from Roman times, and even today many cities, sports teams, and other modern icons are named after them. The Lions Deluxe box set includes four of the best wildlife films ever shot on the subject of the king of beasts"--Container
Afghanistan : agony of a nation by Sandy Gall( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van een reis door het door de Russen bezette Afghanistan in 1986, met o.a. een ontmoeting met guerillaleider Masud
Diana : the people's tribute( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This commemorative video is a celebration and reminder of the special qualities of the irreplaceable People's Princess
Josip Broz Tito : a profile( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the leadership of Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia who stood up to both Hitler and Stalin and survived. A picture of European history that shows the roots of the ethnic violence and political chaos that has shattered his country
Don't worry about the money now by Sandy Gall( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korea ; Vietnam( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive accounts of the wars in Korea and Vietnam
A year in Kuwait by Sandy Gall( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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War against the Taliban : why it all went wrong in Afghanistan
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Sandy Gall British journalist

Sandy Gall Brits journalist

Sandy Gall journaliste britannique

Sandy Gall periodista británico

博登海姆-阿爾蔡鐵路

桑迪·高爾

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