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Burchett, George 1955-

Works: 16 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 459 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal narratives  Music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Military history  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN5516.B87, 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 174 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
Roving correspondent in Europe by George Burchett( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unseen battle : film in World War I( 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

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
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
[George Burchett : Australian Art and Artists file]( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The battle for Paris( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Paris had its share of Nazi collaborators, like Pétain and others who benefitted from the occupation. It too had French Jews who were persecuted, with the active support of Pétain's government. Amidst it all, emerged a leader in exile in London, Charles de Gaulle. As the Allies advanced, following their success in Normandy, the French Resistance planned its own attacks, with the help of Allied dropped weapons. German responses were swift and harsh; but VE Day eventually dawned for Parisians. Includes selected archival footage of Paris on D-Day, the dark days of occupation, fear and persecution, to VE Day and the triumphant parade along the Champs-Elysées. Features, above all, Charles de Gaulle's emergence as victor, on 26th August, working to restore the confidence of the people of Paris, and laying the ground for his own rise to political power
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
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
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
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Memoirs of a rebel journalist : the autobiography of Wilfred Burchett
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