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John Alfred Terraine (15 January 1921 – 28 December 2003), though not permanently associated with any academic institution, was a leading British military historian. He is best known for his persistent defence of Douglas Haig and also as the lead screenwriter on the BBC's landmark 1960s documentary The Great War.

Terraine was educated at Stamford School and at Keble College, Oxford. After leaving Oxford, in 1943, he joined BBC radio and continued to work for the BBC for 18 years, latterly as its Pacific and South African Programme Organiser.

Among other series, Terraine was associate producer and chief screenwriter of the 1963-64 Great War television series, and co-wrote its sequel, The Lost Peace (1965). After resigning from the BBC in 1961, he worked as a freelance television screenwriter.

Terraine produced 16 books, most of them dealing with aspects of the great European wars of the 20th century and numerous articles and book reviews for The Daily Telegraph. His last book, Business in Great Waters: The U-Boat Wars, 1916-1945 was published in 1989.

He was the Founder President of the Western Front Association from 1980 to 1997, after which he became its Patron. For sheer scholarship, the quality and accessibility of his writing and for his debunking of historical myths, Terraine was one of the outstanding military historians of the 20th century.

In 1964, he edited a collection of diaries written by General James Jack during the First World War. They became a bestseller in the United Kingdom.

He was for many years a member of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies; he had been awarded the Institute's Chesney Gold Medal in 1982. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1987.

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Total Books: 55
Douglas Haig
2006 - Douglas Haig (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780304353194
ISBN-10: 0304353191
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History

Cassell Military Classics To Win A War 1918 The Year Of Victory
2004 - Cassell Military Classics to Win a War 1918 the Year of VIctory (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780304353217
ISBN-10: 0304353213
Genre: History

The Smoke and the Fire Myths and Anti-Myths of War 1861-1945
2004 - The Smoke and the Fire Myths and Anti-myths of War 1861-1945 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780850523300
ISBN-10: 0850523303
Genre: History

The Western Front 1914-1918
2003 - The Western Front 1914-1918 [Pen Sword Military Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780850529203
ISBN-10: 0850529204
Genre: History

Mons The Retreat to Victory
2002 - Mons the Retreat to VIctory [Wordsworth Military Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781840222432
ISBN-10: 1840222433
Genre: History
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Business in Great Waters The U-Boat Wars 1916-1945
1999 - Business in Great Waters the U-boat Wars 1916-1945 [Wordsworth Military Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781840222012
ISBN-10: 1840222018
Genres: Business & Money, History

Business in Great Waters U-boat Wars 1916-45
1990 - Business in Great Waters U-boat Wars 1916-45 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780749303877
ISBN-10: 0749303875
Genre: History

U-boat Wars 1916-45
1989 - U-boat Wars 1916-45 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780399132919
ISBN-10: 0399132910
Genre: History

1988 - The Right of the Line (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340419199
ISBN-10: 0340419199
Genre: History

To Win a War 1918 the Year of Victory
1986 - To Win a War 1918 the Year of VIctory (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780333416860
ISBN-10: 0333416864

A Time for Courage The Royal Air Force in the European War 1939-1945
1985 - A Time for Courage the Royal Air Force in the European War 1939-1945 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780026169707
ISBN-10: 0026169703
Genre: History

The First World War 1914-18
1984 - The First World War 1914-18 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780333379134
ISBN-10: 0333379136
Genre: History

Smoke and Fire
1980 - Smoke and Fire (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780283987014
ISBN-10: 0283987014
Genre: History

Road to Passchendaele
1977 - Road to Passchendaele (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780850522297
ISBN-10: 0850522293

1976 - Trafalgar (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780283982361
ISBN-10: 0283982365

The Mighty Continent
1976 - The Mighty Continent (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780860074458
ISBN-10: 0860074455

The Decisive Battles of the Western World and Their Influence Upon History
1972 - The Decisive Battles of the Western World and Their Influence Upon History [in 2 Vols - 480 B.C. - 1757] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780586080344
ISBN-10: 0586080341
Genre: History

IMPACTS OF WAR 1914  1918
1970 - Impacts of War 1914 1918 (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780091030902
ISBN-10: 0091030900

Douglas Haig The Educated Soldier
1963 - Douglas Haig the Educated Soldier (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780090681204
ISBN-10: 0090681207

The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten
The Life and Times of Lord Mountbatten (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780030568992
ISBN-10: 0030568994
Genre: History

The life and times of Lord Mountbatten An illustrated biography based on the television history
The Road to Passchendaele [Cassell Military Paperbacks] (Paperback)
The Great War [Wordsworth Military Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover