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Wignall, James

Overview
Works: 55 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 1,112 library holdings
Genres: History  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Military history  War films  Historical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director
Classifications: CR4743, 271.7913
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James Wignall
 
Most widely held works by James Wignall
The Knights Templar( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Templars from their formation until the 14th century when they were charged with heresy and massacred. Explores the myths and legends
Battlefield( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member 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
Battlefield( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member 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
The Battle of Normandy : prelude to battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler prepared for invasion by fortifying northern France, but the Allies' campaign of deception made him deploy his armies in the wrong place. Meanwhile the advanced code-breaking apparatus gave the Allies a priceless advantage, enough to overcome the German Tiger Tanks that destroyed entire Allied divisions
Battlefield : WWII invasion!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member 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
Visions of war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic archival material and state-of-the-art graphics combine to make this landmark series tackling various aspects of the 20th century conflicts.--Container
The Battle of Normandy : the battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

June 6, 1944: D-Day: In one day five separate beaches were taken--Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword, some with ease, but others with intense strife. Progress was maddeningly slow, and Allied forces gained only a few hundred yards per day, and certain rigorously trained German divisions were able to withstand attacks that far outnumbered them
Visions of war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using unique archival film and interviews with many of the last people to see Hitler alive, this program chronicles the life of the Fuhrer, from his beginnings as an adolescent drifter, to his 1945 suicide in the Berlin bunker
The battle of Midway : the battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Americans, armed with radar and the ability to read Japanese coded communications--as well as ingenuity, as evidenced by their bombing the carriers before the planes could be launched. One climactic day overturned the balance of power in the Pacific
The battle of Midway : prelude to battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member 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
Countdown to Tet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"January 1967. American and South Vietnamese troops begin a series of sweeps through traditional Viet Cong strongholds -- first the Iron Triangle near Saigon, then in War Zone C, along the Cambodian border. Thousands of guerillas are killed in ferocious firefights, their installations destroyed. In the northern part of the country, escalated bombing raids appear to be pounding the North Vietnamese Army into oblivion. But North Vietnam and the Viet Cong are far from conceding defeat ... in fact, they are preparing to unleash the biggest offensive of the war."
The Tet offensive( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"January 31, 1968. At the dawn of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, the early-morning quiet is shattered by explosions and the fire of automatic weapons ... Viet Cong units had simultaneously launched full-scale assaults on towns and cities across South Vietnam ... Before the Tet Offensive is over, 80,000 Viet Cong will confront South Vietnamese and American troops in an unprecendented surprise attack."--Container
The battle of Britain : prelude to battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates Hitler's repeated attems to force Churchill to the bargaining table, Herman Goering's failure with his elite corps which did not bomb the RAF into submission, the bad strategy for invading Britain, the superiority of German aircraft over British, and the superiority of German pilots over British. However, the greatest air battle ever gradually swung to the British
The Battle of Stalingrad : the battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's Sixth Army held Stalingrad alone, cut off from supplies and prohibited from retreat amidst an endless sea of Russian strength. Of the 110,000 Germans captured, only 5,000 lived to see Germany
Peace with honor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the aftermath of the Tet Offensive, follow the events that led to a new kind of fighting for U.S. troops ... and a radical shift in American policy. Learn President Nixon's plan for the 'Vietnamization' of the war, and its consequences for U.S. and Southern forces. As peace talks stall, attend top-secret meetings of the Hanoi Politburo for the planning of a risky new invasion. Find out how, and why, renewed Soviet support made the daring offensive possible ... then follow the remarkable buildup of the North Vietnamese Army as it prepares to conquer the South."--Container
War on the DMZ( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"December 1967. A battalion of U.S. Marines uncovers huge caches of weapons, fresh trails and elaborate bunker complexes near the border of Laos ... Unknown to the Americans, the surrounding jungle is actually crawling with thousands of North Vietnamese troops, all under strict orders not to fire. Their preparations are almost complete for a major offensive that could leave the South wide open to invasion -- and force the Americans out of the war. Within days, the NVA will attack the Marine combat base at Khe Sanh ..."--Container
The fall of Saigon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"March 30, 1972. North Vietnamese artillery located inside the Demilitarized Zone open fire on the South's forward defenses ... Learn how U.S. airpower rescued South Vietnam from certain defeat during the North's Spring Offensive ... See how devastating U.S. B-52 bombing raids ... helped bring an end to the American war in Vietnam ..."--Container
Dien bien phu, the legacy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"March 13, 1954. The French Army base at Dien Bien Phu ... is suddenly hit by a massive artillery bombardment ... by Vietnamese guerrilla fighters ... The French government calls on the United States to help ... The aftermath of the battle at Dien Bien Phu would ultimately lead to the creation of North and South Vietnam ... and soon pulled the U.S. into the conflict."--Container
Siege at Khe Sanh( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"January 21, 1968. At 5:30 a.m. a deafening barrage of North Vietnamese artillery slams into the Marine combat base at Khe Sanh ... an incoming round scores a direct hit on the base's main ammo dump -- sending shells and mortar rounds in every direction ... For the next two days, the troops will have to duck their own flying ammo, feverishly repair damaged runways and fight off relentless probing attacks as they prepare for the biggest battle of the entire war. Follow the Americans and the North Vietnamese into the battle -- from its explosive beginning to the last-ditch assaults that killed thousands in a barrage of gunfire. Make a hair-raising run during Operation Niagara, the largest tactical bombing campaign ever conceived."--Container
The Battle of Stalingrad : prelude to battle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler, viewing Russia as a warehouse of human and material wealth, bolstered his war machine to plunder for an endless supply of food, petroleum, and arms to fuel his campaign of terror
 
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