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Roadshow Entertainment (Firm : Australia)

Overview
Works: 2,658 works in 3,814 publications in 1 language and 34,909 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  History  Drama  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Juvenile works  Television programs  Children's television programs  Animated television programs  Fantasy television programs 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 629.1309
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Most widely held works by Roadshow Entertainment (Firm : Australia)
Red Dog by Louis De Bernières( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Incredible true story of a wandering, dust-covered Kelpie who hitched his way to the mining town of Dampier and into the hearts of each and every one of its residents ... A great emotional tale of adventure, love and lasting friendship"--Container
The coming of the jets( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The jet has brought revolutionary changes to the way we see the world. But as so often with technological advances, the early inventions came from military demands. Jets were flying in combat before the end of the Second World War. Yet early types like the Messerschmitt Me 262 and Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star could barely reach speeds of 550 miles per hour, well below that of sound. If the Wright brothers' epic first flight off Kill Devil Hill, North Carolina, in 1903 is aviation's greatest milestone, the development of the jet aircraft will surely be the next
The helicopter story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The helicopter is remarkable for its versatility. Its ability to fly almost anywhere and perform many different tasks has helped to revolutionize aviation. The Rotary Wing Aircraft is a crucial part of today's military armor, with light helicopters being invaluable for reconnaissance, through their ability to literally hug the ground
Cold war skies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 40 years after 1945, the world was dominated by confrontation between two major power blocks, led by the United States and the Soviet Union. One of the most menacing and potent symbol was of this was the nuclear bomber. During the first phase of the Cold War, this was the dominant weapon. Both sides maintained large fleets of nuclear bombers at a high level of readiness. They also continually probed each other's air defenses, to discover weak points in them
The spectacle of flight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air shows have been with us since almost the dawn of powered flight. In the early days, they gave ordinary people the opportunity to witness and marvel at the new adventure of flying an aircraft. After the Great War, air shows reflected the atmosphere of the time. Air power had come of age, and air forces like Britain's Royal Air Force and the Italian Air Force were struggling to preserve their independence from armies and navies. They therefore used the air shows to instill air-mindedness in the general public and to encourage it to support their independence
The romance of the air( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of heroic days of civil aviation. How civil airlines began in Europe and USA during the 1920s. Airship versus Aircraft - rivalry for transatlantic routes, culminating in the R101 and Hindenburg airship disasters. British Imperial Airways and Pan Am flying boat services. Airmindedness - air shows, aerobatics, barnstorming
The shadow of the bomber( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How air forces developed between the two world wars: rearmament, creation of the Luftwaffe, expansion of the Russian Air Force, reaction of western democracies. Dress rehearsals: the use of airpower in Abyssinia, Spain and China during the late 1930s. Technical developments: the development of the monoplane metal-framed fighter; bomber developments and the invention of radar
The parachute story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was as a dangerous sport that parachuting first came into vogue. Amazingly, it began some 200 years ago, soon after the French Montgolfier brothers had successfully developed the hot air balloon. It was from one of these that the first parachute descent was made in October, 1797. Frenchman André-Jaques Garnerin rode in a gondola beneath that of the balloon piloted by his brother. By the end of the 19th century balloons were widely used as military observation platforms as well as being flown for pleasure. But parachute jumps from them proved to be a particular crowd pleaser, even when the chute carried a mere wooden crate
Korea to the Gulf War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Second World War proved not to be the war to end all wars, and air power has had plenty of opportunity to demonstrate its strengths and weaknesses in the numerous conflicts which have so troubled the post 1945 world. First out, air power played a major part in the 45 years of cold war between the Capitalistic and Democratic West and the Communist Eastern bloc, with a manned bomber providing one-arm of the nuclear triad. The aircraft of both sides constantly probed each others airspace to test the defenses. And this period also saw conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, with the accompanying expansion of aerial operations
Struggle for the skies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fighter pilot has always been surrounded by an aura of glamor. From the very moment that he climbs into his cockpit, he is facing a daunting challenge. Not only will he be flying his aircraft at well over the speed of sound, but he will be employing modern technology at it most sophisticated to track down and engage his quarry. For those who flew in the 1991 Gulf war, air combat of 50 year ago might seem very remote and mere history. And yet, were the strategies and tactics of 1939-1945, and indeed the character of the fighter pilots themselves, really all that different to those of today?
 
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