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McKenna, Brian 1945-

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Most widely held works by Brian McKenna
Drapeau by Brian McKenna( Book )

7 editions published between 1881 and 1981 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War of 1812 : a 4-part documentary series( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War of 1812 is a four-part documentary series that brings to life an extraordinary, but not well understood conflict that decided the fate of North America, confirmed the creation of Canada, and annihilated for all time the dream of an independent Native nation
Korea : the unfinished war( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents a war where neither side was victorious nor defeated; a struggle that came very close to thermonuclear war, and that still resonates in the geopolitical machinations between East and West. From 1950 to 1953 more than a million men fought under the United Nations flag, with most of the manpower from the United States. More Americans were killed in that war than in Vietnam. The boundary between North and South remains the most militarized zone in the world. The war is still shrouded in secrecy; questions remain about whether biological weapons were used. Korea: The Unfinished War combines archival footage, first person accounts with soldiers and civilians on both sides, direct quotes from Truman, MacArthur, Mao and Stalin, clearly showing their roles in the conflict. Atrocities on both sides are cited. In the years since there has been an uneasy truce, often broken, between the Koreas. But beyond that, the Korean War bequeathed a global hangover which haunts mankind today - biological weapons. The films investigates Chinese and North Korean charges that the U.S. secretly deployed these weapons during the war. This important film provides the background for today's fear of nuclear testing by North Korea
Sitting Bull( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and legacy of a remarkable Native leader who lead Sioux resistance to U.S. western expansion in the years following the Civil War
The Pontiac rebellion( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the Pontiac rebellion of 1763-1765
The Black Hawk war( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the violent conflict that erupted around Black Hawk in the spring of 1832, resulting in the end of Sauk resistance to removal from their original lands to the Indian territory of Oklahoma
In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 6th, 1944, a combined force of American, British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. Canada's infantry and armoured regiments were thrown against Germany's elite troops and tank divisions. The price they paid was enormous
The Great War( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scarcely more than a British colony, with a population of less than eight million, between 1914-1918 Canada mobilized 590,000 citizens for war, sending 325,000 overseas to fight. In epic battle re-enactments, the two-part series The Great War brings to life the five major Canadian battles of the war: St. Julien, Beaumont-Hamel, Courcelette, Vimy and Passchendaele. This docudrama would never have happened without the participation of 150 descendants. As with real war, these young volunteers lived the hardships of a British training camp. They travelled to the great battlefields of Northern France and Belgium where their ancestors fought. Follow the poignant stories of ancestors, gleaned from journals written in battle, as well as letters to and from those they loved: Talbot Mercer Papineau (Justin Trudeau), one of Canada's first Rhodes scholars who died a hero at Passchendaele; Chaplain Canon Scott (Michael Rudder) who had to bury his own son killed in battle; Ernest Lamarche (Maxime Cournoyer) who fought with the Van Doos, the only French-speaking regiment in the British army
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, memoirs = Pierre Elliott Trudeau, mémoires( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents one of the most striking, well-spoken, and controversial leaders in Canadian history. Through hours of archival footage and interviews with Trudeau himself, it details the story of a man who used intelligence and charisma to bring together a country that was very nearly torn apart
Savage Christmas : Hong Kong 1941( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the autumn of 1941, nearly 2,000 Canadian soldiers were sent to Hong Kong at the request of the British government. Most of the soldiers were inexperienced and poorly trained, but Britain's military leaders thought a symbolic show of strength would deter a Japanese attack on the colony. Canada's soldiers found themselves in the midst of a desperate battle they could not hope to win. On Christmas Day, 1941, the British colony of Hong Kong officially surrendered to Japan. The surviving defenders became prisoners of war. Over the next three and a half years, many of them would come to envy the dead
Jean Drapeau by Susan Purcell( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pas une véritable biographie, mais une synthèse - la première - sur le cheminement du maire de Montréal, depuis son enfance jusqu'à la période post-olympique. Les auteurs, deux journalistes anglophones, ont concentré leur étude sur les relations de pouvoir entre Jean Drapeau et d'autres personnages politiques, ce qui les a fatalement amenés à négliger une dimension esssentielle: la spécificité montréalaise de l'homme. Un livre fort intéressant, certes, mais qui demeure " ... au niveau d'un bon documentaire". Pas de table de matières
Death by moonlight : Bomber Command( Visual )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the outset of the Second World War, it has been clear to Britain that air superiority would be a decisive factor in the battle against Hitler's Germany. At air-bases all over England and in the skies over Europe, more than 50,000 Canadian airmen served in the campaign to bomb Germany. The odds against them were catastrophic - only one in three aircrews survived. Bomber command deliberately hid the truth from its squadrons, for reasons of morale. Also hidden was the plan to crush Germany by concentrating the bombing on civilian instead of industrial targets. For those airmen who survived, the sheer terror and sense of helplessness left an indelible scar
When I meet my doom( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the events leading to the War of 1812, and the first battles of the war. The war was declared by the United States against Great Britain, the prize to be Canada, and control of North America. The planning and strategy of General Isaac Brock, and his alliance with the Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, brought about the capture of Fort Mackinac, the defeat of General Hull at Detroit, and victory in the battle at Queenston Heights, the battle in which Brock was killed
The Rocket's red glare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recreates the final battles of the War of 1812: the British capture and burnung of Washington, D.C., the attacks on Baltimore and Fort McHenry, the defeat of Royal Navy ships on Lake Champlain, and the defeat of the British at New Orleans, a battle that took place after the peace treaty had been signed on Christmas Eve, 1814. The treaty returned all sides to the status quo before the war, but one lesson had been learned: they would never fight against wach other again
War of 1812( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the War of 1812
The Valour and the horror by Terence K McKenna( Visual )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Canada's contribution during the Second World War from a critical viewpoint, with the theme that the lives of Canadian soldiers and airmen were unnecessarily sacrificed
So awful a night( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antiwar sentiment in the United States had been strong since 1812, especially in the New England states, dependent on trade with Britain and Canada, now forbidden. By 1814, New England was threatening to secede. 1813 brought the American forces no victories, but in 1814, the tide seemed to turn. At the battle of Chippewa, American forces fought like regulars, and the British broke and fled. At Lundy's Lane, however, both sides fought to a standstill, with great losses, and the Americans withdrew again
Online Information 98 : 22nd International Online Information Meeting : proceedings, London, 8-10 December 1998 by International Online Information Meeting( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Online Information 99 : 23rd International Online Information Meeting : proceedings, London, 7-9 December 1999 by International Online Information Meeting( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Or leave our bones upon them( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the events of the war through October 1813. Focuses on the role of Tecumseh, the Shawnee chief who brought native tribes from as far south as Georgia to fight for the British, and the leadership and tactics of General William Henry Harrison, later President of the United States. Recreates the battle of Raisin River, the siege of Fort Meigs, Ohio, and the naval battle of Lake Erie, when Americans won control of the lake. In the later battle on the Thames River, Tecumseh is killed, mourned and respected by all sides
 
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Alternative Names
Brian McKenna Canadees journalist

Brian McKenna Filmmaker

MacKenna, Brian 1945-

Mc Kenna, Brian 1945-

McKenna, Brian Francis

Брайан МакКенна

Languages
English (99)

French (13)