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Aitken, Andrew

Overview
Works: 39 works in 53 publications in 1 language and 633 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Military history  Documentary films  War films  Historical films  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs  War television programs 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor
Classifications: D764.3.S7, 940.5421
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Andrew Aitken
Publications by Andrew Aitken
Most widely held works by Andrew Aitken
The Battle of Stalingrad ( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
The Battle of Stalingrad, the decisive turning point of World War II, is told using original, unpublished documents combined with archive material
Battlefield ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Explores the crucial role played by Russia in defeating the armies of Nazi Germany. Hoping for a repeat of the successful Blitzkrieg that rolled across Western Europe, the Germans envisioned a swift capitulation by Russia. Instead, the Red Army stopped the Nazi advances in the snows of Stalingrad, waging a battle of attrition, in which hundreds of thousands of German solders and millions of Russians perished before liberating the city of Berlin
Unsolved mysteries of the second world war ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Battlefield ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
These documentaries offer detailed accounts of the pivotal battles of World War II. Each episode covers one great battle, featuring portraits of the leaders and commanders, explanations of weapons and tactics, a review of the political and military situation leading up to the battle, troop deployment, and the story of the battle itself. The battle of Britain examines one of the largest, longest instance of aerial combat, as the British held off the Luftwaffe. The battle of France presents the Nazi Blitzkrieg at its most astonishing, as Paris falls in days. The battle of the Rhine highlights the race to Berlin between the British, Americans, and Russians
The battle of Britain ( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Computer graphics and archival footage illustrate many facets of the Battle of Britain
The Battle of Midway ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
U.S. code breakers discovered that Midway Island was to be the next target after Hawaii. The Japanese outnumbered the Americans, their pilots were more experienced, their aircraft superior, and Japanese morale was high, but Japan's fleet was vulnerable
America at war ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
USS Eagle 56: accident or target?: "In April 1945 as the Allies closed in on Berlin, the USS Eagle 56, a World War I-era ship towing targets for torpedo bombers off the coast of Maine suddenly exploded, killing forty-nine officers. The U.S. Government insisted it was an accident. Now, sixty years later, the government has confirmed that the USS Eagle 56 was sunk by a German submarine in U.S. waters as the Reich's final act of agression"--Container
Last secrets of the Axis ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Looks at Hitler's plan for Germany's conquest of Europe and the wealth of secret associations that helped him
The battle of France ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Examines how Hitler's campaign to seize France led to the evacuation of 338,000 Allied troops at Dunkirk, but laid the seeds for his eventual defeat
Battlefield : WWII invasion! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Battle for North Africa: Operation Torch, the Battle for North Africa opened the way against entrenched German forces led by Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, and provided Allied troops with invaluable battle experience, paving theway for the enventual Allied invation of Europe itself
The Battle of Berlin ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Both Hitler and Stalin ruled through intimidation and terror. The fervor they generated sparked the most bitter, savage and horrific battle of World War II--the battle of Berlin
The concise history of WWI ( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The scale and intensity of the conflict was unprecedented, with more men fighting and more casualties than any previous human conflict. Of the 70 million soldiers who took part in the fighting, 60 million were Europeans. New technologies - machine guns, better artillery, advanced logistics, poison gas, aerial warfare and submarines - increased the scale of the carnage to a level the world had never seen before. This fascinating program charts all the major events, defining actions and key personalities that decided the course of World War I and id a must-watch for anyone interested in military history
Unsolved mysteries of the second world war ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The first part looks at questions surrounding the lone flight of Rudolph Hess, former deputy Fuhrer, to Britain in 1941. The second part examines the supposed suicidal death of Hitler's niece, Geli Raubal, looking at the possibility that she was murdered by Hitler. And the third part discusses Hitler's deteriorating health under the care of his personal physician, Dr. Theo Morrell
The Battle of Normandy : prelude to battle ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Adolf Hitler expected the Allies to invade France. And Allied leadership saw just such an invasion as their only choice for final victory. Among the Allied weapons was a web of lies that forced Hitler to fortify the wrong areas, leading to the beginning of the end of the war
Unsolved mysteries of the second world war ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The first part discusses Hitler's V2 long range rockets and why so much effort and expense were put into their development, only to be loaded with less than a ton of conventional explosive. The second part discusses the history of the swastika, symbol of the Nazi Party. The third part tells about the castle that Heinrich Himmler, SS head, changed into a secret center for SS ritual. This center was supposed to be the Vatican City of the 1000 year Reich
Secret Russian aircraft of WWII ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
See rare footage of test flights and meet the men who helped shape aviation history
Secret Allied aircraft of WWII ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
See rare footage of test flights and meet the men who helped shape aviation history
Unsolved mysteries of the second world war ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The first part looks into why Hitler declared war on America, a decision he later observed to have been tragic and illogical. The second part examines the last days of Hitler to determine what really happened to him
The Conquest of Everest 1953 ( visu )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Using original footage, looks at the various attempts to climb the world's loftiest peak, in particular the successful 1953 expedition, when, on 29 May, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay raised the Union Jack on the summit of Everest. Suggested audience: general
America at war ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
USS Eagle 56: accident or target?: "In April 1945 as the Allies closed in on Berlin, the USS Eagle 56, a World War I-era ship towing targets for torpedo bombers off the coast of Maine suddenly exploded, killing forty-nine officers. The U.S. Government insisted it was an accident. Now, sixty years later, the government has confirmed that the USS Eagle 56 was sunk by a German submarine in U.S. waters as the Reich's final act of agression"--Container. Last secrets of the Axis: "Behind the most nortorious men of the Nazi regime stood the little-known geography professor Karl Haushofer, who coined the term 'geopolitics, ' and whose obsession with Japan's cults and secret societies may have shaped Hitler's vision of global Aryan domination. Other Axis secrets included German and Italian support of a coup in Iraq that had the goal of establishing a Persian Gulf base for Japanese submarines"--Container
 
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Aitken, Andy
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