Robin Neillands


Born
in Glasgow, The United Kingdom
December 03, 1935

Died
January 30, 2006

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Robin Hunter Neillands was a British writer who specialized in travel and military history. He also wrote under several pen names: Robin Hunter, Rob Hunter, Neil Lands and Debbie Hunter.

Neillands served in 45 Commando, Royal Marines in Cyprus and the Middle East. Afterwards, as a salesman for Pan Books, he travelled widely. In Britain, he founded Spur Books and through them published his early travel guides to France. One of his many journeys, cycling the Way of St. James pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, led to another book and also to the Confraternity of Saint James, the London-based pilgrim association. Other journeys, on foot, also generated popular travel books and newspaper articles.

His 20th century military histori
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“The British generals have been widely castigated for their actions in this war and their prodigality with lives; it is hard to find evidence that the French or German generals were any better.”
Robin Neillands, Attrition: The Great War on the Western Front – 1916

“In Britain, and in many parts of her former Empire, the blame for the death toll is generally laid on the incompetence and callousness of the Great War generals, especially the British generals. In France, they blame their politicians; in Germany, historians blame the Kaiser.”
Robin Neillands, Attrition: The Great War on the Western Front – 1916

“It was a war requiring the use of strategy as well as of tactics - but, above all, it was a war that could only be won by the use of superior technology and superior skills in command.”
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