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David Howarth (1) (1912–1991)

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Obres de David Howarth

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1066 (1977) 1,509 exemplars
Waterloo: A Near Run Thing (1968) 325 exemplars
The Men-of-War (1978) 186 exemplars
The Dreadnoughts (1978) 183 exemplars
Sovereign of the Seas (1974) 154 exemplars
Nelson: The Immortal Memory (1988) 107 exemplars
Famous Sea Battles (1785) 27 exemplars
The Golden Isthmus (1966) 24 exemplars
Tahiti (1656) 23 exemplars
The Shadow of the Dam (1961) 11 exemplars
Pursued by a Bear (1986) 8 exemplars
Great Britons (1978) 6 exemplars
Heroes of Nowadays (1957) 3 exemplars
Dhows (1977) 3 exemplars
The British Empire 3 exemplars
Thieves' Hole (1954) 2 exemplars
The Frigates 1 exemplars
The Shetland bus (1986) 1 exemplars
One night in Styria 1 exemplars
Group flashing two 1 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Howarth, David
Nom oficial
Howarth, David Armine
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Lunna Voe, Shetland, UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
United Kingdom
Lloc de naixement
London, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Lunna Voe, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK
University of Cambridge
naval officer
Howarth, Stephen (son)
SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII
Premis i honors
King Haakon VII's Cross of Liberty
Chevalier First Class in the Order of St Olav
Biografia breu
David Armine Howarth was a British historian and author. After graduating from Cambridge University, he was a radio war correspondent for BBC at the start of the Second World War. Howarth joined the Navy after the fall of France. He became involved in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and ultimately in the Shetland Bus, an SOE operation manned by Norwegians running a clandestine route between Shetland and Norway. He was second in command at the Naval base in Shetland. For his successful efforts in the espionage of the German presence in Norway, he received the highest honor a foreigner can obtain from Norway.
After the war he wrote several books about the war in general and of specific events in the war.



A biography of Jan Baalsrud. Jan was a Norwegian who was a British trained commando in WWII. A group of 10 left the Shetlands and landed in Norway to disrupt the Nazi's who had entrenched themselves. Jan's group was betrayed and he was the only survivor. Through amputating his own toes and suffering the interminable cold, he finally was taken by charitable Sami (Northern Scandinavians), who were fired at, across Finland into Sweden. He found the Norwegians very gracious and they helped him even though to do so put themselves and their families in peril. A great survival against all odds story. 257 pages… (més)
Tess_W | Hi ha 40 ressenyes més | Feb 26, 2024 |
A good summary of a pivotal year in English history. Slim book but very informative.
everettroberts | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Oct 20, 2023 |
Not a very good title for an excellent book. The title sounds like the gruesome reminder of our earthly end. But, I think it was probably meant to say that "ALONE--we die". As the book is as much about the people who helped Jan, as the man himself. We all need people in this life, and it is never more apparent as when we are in grave trouble. This book will renew your faith in your fellow man. The film, "The 12th Man", which was based on the book, is also excellent.
MickeyMole | Hi ha 40 ressenyes més | Oct 2, 2023 |
Of all the naval battles fought in history, Trafalgar is regarded as the most stunning achievement in the annals of history. Nelson’s greatest accomplishment, though it cost him his life, enabled the British fleet to have complete command of the seas. In Howarth’s account focused on the prelude, the battle itself, and the immediate aftermath, aids the reader to see the complications leading up to, during the chaotic swirl of battle, and the aftermath involving a massive hurricane that forced both friend and foe to survive in a joint effort to save their respective lives. History is not always pretty in spite of what seems clear cut is in reality was much more complicated. An excellent read of the battle of Trafalgar.… (més)
walterhistory | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | May 7, 2023 |



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