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Burchett, George 1955-

Works: 16 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 459 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Documentary films  History  Personal narratives  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 070.4332092
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Most widely held works about George Burchett
  • Papers by Wilfred G Burchett( )
Most widely held works by George Burchett
Memoirs of a rebel journalist : the autobiography of Wilfred Burchett by Wilfred G Burchett( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilfred Burchett (1911-1983) was one of Australia's most important and controversial journalists and war correspondents. He grew up in Gippsland and cut cane along the east coast of Australia. Burchett lived through some of the most tumultuous events of the twentieth century and experienced the horrors of Nazi Germany at first hand, before becoming a war correspondent. Wilfred was the first westerner to witness and report to the world on the appalling aftermath of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and has covered news in many trouble spots in the world. At one stage he was exiled from Australia because he was unable to get a replacement for his lost passport
Rebel journalism : the writings of Wilfred Burchett by Wilfred G Burchett( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an anthology of the writings of Wilfred Burchett, perhaps the greatest journalist and war correspondent Australia has ever produced. He was also one of the most controversial figures of the Cold War, both here and overseas. Burchett published more than 30 books, and this volume brings together extracts from most of these. The writings span the entire breadth of his career, from World War II, through Hiroshima, Eastern Europe, Korea, Russia, Laos, Cambodia, China, Vietnam, Angola, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and other areas from which Burchett reported. The book presents these documents of reportage mostly in chronological order, and thus serves not only as a significant historical overview of the period, but also as a reader in Cold War journalism."--Jacket
Biometrics( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology is taking the field of biometrics to new levels of accuracy and efficiency. But is the price of such security, achieved by turning over unique bodily information to governments and private companies, too high? And is biometric data really as foolproof as its proponents say? This program travels the globe to showcase examples of high-tech biometrics in action, including electronic recognition of iris patterns, fingerprints, faces, hand vein patterns, handwriting, and gait. In addition, Alex Turk, chairman of France's national commission on data protection and civil liberties, voices his concern over people's passive acceptance of biometric technologies, and a hacker demonstrates just how easy it is to fake out a fingerprint scanner. Contains brief nudity depicting humans in motion as it relates to behavioral biometrics. (Portions in other languages with English subtitles, 51 minutes)
Roving correspondent in Europe by G. H Burchett( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of Yves Saint Laurent( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and work of the legendary French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent who is one of the great legends of French fashion. In this documentary, he speaks candidly about his work, his love of art, his passion for Proust, his homosexuality and the pain and angst of creativity
The Unseen battle : film in World War 1( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical appraisal of films about World War 1, typically showing scenes of fighting, with trenches and explosions to evoke images of the WW1 battlefield. But, these film images are fictional, staged some years later, while the real battle remained unseen. From both sides of the front, dozens of cinematographers filmed the battle scenes from beginning to end, between censorship and propaganda. They filmed what they could, and however they could, basing them on scanty archival documents. Featured are two imaginary cinematographers, respectively from the French and German sides, filming their stories of World War 1. Includes archival footage of some scenes of actions on the 'war front'
Memoirs of a Tattooist. From the notes, diaries and letters of the late ... G. Burchett. Compiled and edited by Peter Leighton. [With plates, including portraits.] by George Burchett( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storm over Persia : a film( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tells the story of the Persian Empire in its final years, and its fall at the hands of Alexander of Macedonia. The Persian Empire, 2,500 years ago, was a powerful, vast multi-national state. King Darius of Achaemenid royal lineage, ruled from his golden throne at his palace, Persepolis, the eighth wonder of antiquity. Persia's nemesis lay in the tiny Macedonian kingdom. Its young ruler, Alexander, became a formidable adversary as he pursued Aristotle's call to free the Greeks of Persian yoke, and to seek vengeance for the destruction of Athens by Xerxes, during the Persian Wars, 150 years before. Alexander was a brilliant military leader, energetic, good-looking and charismatic, with a strong following. These qualities combined with his ambition to turn his campaigns in Persia into victory over Darius. When Alexander finally captured Persepolis, he reduced it to ashes, in return for Persian atrocities on Athens. While Darius was now a solitary refugee, dying far from Persepolis, at the hands of his own people. The whole empire died with him.t
Monte Cassino( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A narrative of the fierce battle for control of the holy Monte Cassino, and the town of Cassino, both directly on the only suitable road to Rome. It draws on revisits to the scenes of fighting, aerial camera footage and maps showing battle strategies, and personal narratives of participants in the conflict. On 15th February, 1944, 222 Allied bombers flew to an unlikely target, with instructions to reduce it to rubble, because it was supposedly occupied by the Germans. The final assault on 19th May 1944, ended with their capture of the monastery. Unprecedented tonnes of bombs were dropped on the one building, completely destroying the foundation home of Benedictine Christendom, with some 1,500 years of history. Witnesses viewed it as a betrayal of western civilisation. Many of the 800 refugees sheltering in the monastery vaults, including monks, were killed. Next to fall was the town of Cassino itself. The Allies now controlled the road to Rome, and proceeded to capture it, on 5th June 1944, with all its cultural monuments intact. On the Allied side were commanders of the invasion -- H. Alexandar and Mark Clark, with plans to liberate as much of Italy as possible. On the German side, grim determination to hold the line and stop the Allied demands by Kesselring, under Hitler's orders. Eyewitness accounts are interwoven with selected footage from newsreels and from the American, British and German archives
D-Day, the longest day( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This documentary recreates the D-Day Allied invasion of Normandy, 6th June, 1944. An action-packed narrative which draws on revisits to the scenes of actions, aerial maps showing Allied battle strategies, and personal narratives of participants in the planning and execution of Operation Overlord. Selected footage of scenes of the invasion, and the battle for the Normandy beaches, and its aftermath. After hours of fighting, the invasion force overcame German defences, and advanced from the beaches to liberate the first village. The Battle for Normandy continued for weeks, before liberation was achieved, at a heavy cost of lives on both sides. The stories and voices of eyewitnesses are interwoven with selected footage from newsreels and from the American, British and German archives. Includes actual footage shot by both sides which vividly recreates the invasion of June 6, 1944 -- men and nations locked in a momentous battle. On the Allied side, leaders of the invasion -- Churchill, Eisenhower, Montgomery, and the massing of the greatest armada in history. On the German side, the grim preparations masterminded by "Desert Fox" Rommel. Includes also personal recalls of events as they unfolded, by local French civilians
Germany's war( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On their mission to liberate Western Europe from Nazi Germany, the Allied forces undertook the long march from the beaches of Normandy to the banks of the Rhine and the Elbe, and into the heartland of Hitler's Reich. For the Allies, the end of the war and victory over Hitler was a liberation for all, who were relieved that the horror was over. Over 50 million people were victims of that war. A detail retelling which interweaves personal narratives of participants of the war, experiences of civilians caught up in it, and selected archival and newsreel footage. Includes selected footage of leaders of the invasion, planning and executing their battle strategies; as well as, Hitler and his commanders holding the line, in grim determination. Includes also aerial maps showing military strategies of Allied forces
The battle for Paris( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A recreation of D-Day for Paris, in August 1944, drawing on personal narratives of participants and local residents, revisits to the scenes of actions, with selected footage from newsreels and the national archives. The German army was still very much in control, and enjoying the good life of Paris. That summer's day, the growing tension, underlying the eerie calm in the emptying streets, erupted into open fighting. Next, a group of German soldiers, on their way to buy food, were showered with bullets in their vechicle. So began the revolt against the German occupation. Initially centred on the Police Prefecture, it soon spread all over Paris. The Germans were not ready, caught by surprise, but with superior fire power they still held the upper hand. For the French resistance fighters, who had finally emerged to reclaim Paris, it was a gamble with life and death. Hitler had planned for Paris to be destroyed, if it could not be defended militarily
[George Burchett : Australian Art and Artists file]( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We shall overcome. an American (r)evolution( Visual )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of African American music, from it's roots in the spirituals of the slave trade, through blues, jazz, swing and rock and roll to the civil rights movements of the 1960's
Pet therapy-behind bars( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video looks at The John Morony Correction Centre in Sydney use a wild life rescue centre as a rehabilitation centre for their prisoners. The inmates watch over and take care of around 100 sick, injured and orphan animals. Thismprogram aims to help inmates to rehabilitate
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Rebel journalism : the writings of Wilfred Burchett
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Rebel journalism : the writings of Wilfred Burchett