Barrie Pitt (1918–2006)

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Barrie Pitt is a distinguished military historian, and is the author of The Edge of Battle, Churchill and the Generals and Special Boat Squadron.


Tekijän teokset

The Battle of the Atlantic (1977) 326 kappaletta
Maailmansodan loppunäytös 1918 (1962) 122 kappaletta
Zeebrugge (1958) 69 kappaletta
Churchill and the Generals (1981) 53 kappaletta
Revenge at Sea (1964) 10 kappaletta
The Edge of Battle (1969) 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

Their Finest Hour: The Story of the Battle of Britain 1940 (1968) — Johdanto, eräät painokset178 kappaletta
Midway, The Turning Point (1971) — Toimittaja — 96 kappaletta
Pacific Hawk (1970) — Johdanto — 63 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1991 (1991) — Author "Italy's Pearl Harbor" — 14 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1993 (1993) — Author "The Brave Bunglers of Narvik" — 12 kappaletta
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1994 (1993) — Author "Mers el Kebir: The Unnecessary Showdown" — 9 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Pitt, Barrie William Edward
Galway, Ireland



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rjocl12 | Apr 10, 2023 |
Special Boat Squadron by Barrie Pitt is the history of the secretive Special Boat Squadron (SBS). Pitt was well known as a military historian and editor of Purnell’s History of the Second World War and History of the First World War. His publications include Coronel and Falkland, Churchill and the Generals and The Crucible of War, a trilogy covering the North African campaign of the Second World War. He was born in Galway and later lived near Ilminster in Somerset. Pitt also served in the SBS.

The Small Boat Squadron started out as a one-time raiding party in North Africa and evolved into a special unit of the Royal Marines. From its adoption by the navy, the SBS performed impressive missions in the Mediterranean. Pitt does not limit the telling of just successes but missions that failed to complete its objective. The first members of SBS came from a wide mix of services and military specialities. A comment was made that they could never go on parade with the mix of uniforms. But, the SBS was more about action than it was in parades.

Pitt presents a well-written history of a service that remained secretive until the Falklands War. The history is detailed and includes first-hand accounts. Although the SBS has a long and storied history, Pitt limits his history to World War II and the Aegean. The accounts are very detailed but footnotes are limited and there are no cited sources in the appendix. All in all a very good history of a secretive military force.
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evil_cyclist | Mar 16, 2020 |
Not exactly the most measured book ever written on Zeebrugge, more of a Boy's Own version full of derring-do and English (NB not British) pluck, but an OK read except in the bits where he's fawning over Keyes, whom Pitt obviously worships.
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expatscot | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 5, 2019 |
Born in the fertile mind of Sir roger Keyes, this amphibious attack on the Belgian Port was designed to seriously hamper the German U-Boat campaign around the British Isles. Considering the complexity of the plan and the lack of the later small radio sets, it went off extremely well. The Germans were caught napping, but their response was still quite strong. So it was a bloody day, and the most Victoria crosses for a single action were handed out. It is a readable account of a complex situation.
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DinadansFriend | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 21, 2019 |

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