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Aitken, Andrew

Overview
Works: 38 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 421 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  History  Documentary films  Historical television programs  Documentary television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  War television programs 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Producer, Editor
Classifications: D756.5.B7, 791.4372
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Publications about Andrew Aitken
Publications by Andrew Aitken
Most widely held works by Andrew Aitken
Battlefield ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 51 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 49 libraries worldwide
"A fascinating video collection that addresses the mysteries of World War Two, posing questions of world shattering implications" -- container
Battlefield ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 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
Last secrets of the Axis ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Looks at Hitler's plan for Germany's conquest of Europe and the wealth of secret associations that helped him
America at war: WWII, vol. IX ( 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
The battle of France ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 25 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
The Battle of Stalingrad by Jonathan Martin( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The battle of Stalingrad pitted two dictators -- Hitler and Stalin -- against each other. Hitler's well-equipped and well-trained army expected a quick victory, but Hitler's refusal to ever allow his troops to retreat eventually spelled their doom
Battlefield WWII invasion! ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 22 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 21 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
Unsolved mysteries of the second world war ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 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 11 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
The Conquest of Everest 1953 by Andrew Aitken( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 10 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
The Battle of Britain by Frank Capra( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Hitler expected the campaign against Great Britain to proceed smoothly with virtually no opposition. However, the German's ill-conceived strategy and bad planning, and British technological advances were among the factors that foiled the fuhrer
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
Unsolved mysteries of the second world war ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 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
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
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
Fighters ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"From the dawn of aviation to the ... jets of today, this is a comprehensive history of fighting aircraft. See extensive footage of the Wright brothers' historic first flight and precision attacks on Baghdad during the Gulf War. Fly with the brave pilots of the Battle of Britain, who led their undermanned and outnumbered air force to victory over the vaunted Luftwaffe, and take to the skies over Korea and Vietnam. And hear what it is really like in the confusion and chaos of a dogfight from some of the world's finest aviators, men who have risked their lives in the air and pushed the edge of the envelope."--Website: http://store.aetv.com/html/product/index.jhtml?id=75070 & bv=product-_-8734-_-RLP-_-75070-_-no_reviews_link
 
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