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McKenna, Brian 1945-

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Most widely held works by Brian McKenna
War of 1812 a 4-part documentary series( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 185 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
Drapeau by Brian McKenna( Book )

7 editions published between 1881 and 1981 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sitting Bull( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years following the U.S. Civil War, a hard-fought Sioux resistance to western expansion, led by warrior and healer Sitting Bull, seemed to have accomplished the impossible: a treaty in which the United States gave the Sioux control of their territory for all time. The life and legacy of Sitting Bull, the remarkable Native leader that the U.S government regarded as a stubborn and dangerous obstacle
The Pontiac rebellion( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the Pontiac rebellion of 1763-1765
The Valour and the horror by Terence K McKenna( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closely scrutinizes three military campaigns that involved thousands of Canadians--the defense of Hong Kong, the allied invasion of Normandy, and the massive aerial bombardment of Germany. In each film Canadian veterans return to their respective fields of battle, vividly relive their experiences and meet with the people they once fought against. Dramatic segments, based on true stories tell what occurred behind-the-scenes. The result is an insightful, emotional and sometimes shocking account of the terrible price Canadian soldiers and airmen paid in the march toward an allied victory. Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
The Black Hawk war( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 42 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
The Great War( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 32 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
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
Savage Christmas: Hong Kong 1941( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 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
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, memoirs Pierre Elliott Trudeau, mémoires( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 27 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
Online Information 98 : 22nd International Online Information Meeting : proceedings, London, 8-10 December 1998 by International Online Information Meeting( Book )

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

Death by Moonlight: Bomber Command( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 24 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
In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 6th, 1944, a combined force of American, British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. The Allied invasion of occupied France was a turning point in the war against Hitler's Germany. From a tactical view, Canada's role was limited ; strategically, it was pivotal. Canada's infantry and armoured regiments were thrown against Germany's elite troops and tank divisions. The price they paid was enormous. During that fateful summer, men untrained for combat were sent to battle, and men unfit for command were left in charge. At the front, Canada's best reporters - sworn into the army for reasons of security - were prevented from telling the true story
The Rocket's red glare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 24 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
When I meet my doom( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 24 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
So awful a night( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 24 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
Korea the unfinished war( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film documents a war where neither side was victorious, a struggle that came very close to thermonuclear war, and that still resonates in the geopolitical machinations between East and West ... combines archival footage, first person accounts with soldiers and civilians on both sides, and direct quotes from Truman, MacArthur, Mao and Stalin, clearly showing their roles in the conflict."--Container
Online Information 99 : 23rd International Online Information Meeting : proceedings, London, 7-9 December 1999 by International Online Information Meeting( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Or leave our bones upon them( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 19 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
Chiefs( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the great leaders, warriors and diplomats of the First Nations of North America, (Sitting Bull, Poundmaker, Black Hawk, Joseph Brant, Pontiac) offering an alternative, previously overlooked, history of Canada and the USA. Blends documentary with historical re-enactments, reviving the power, spirit and struggle of the leaders and their people
 
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Alternative Names
Brian McKenna Filmmaker

MacKenna, Brian 1945-

Mc Kenna, Brian 1945-

McKenna, Brian Francis

Брайан МакКенна

Languages
English (109)

French (9)