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Roadshow Entertainment (Firm : Australia)

Overview
Works: 2,799 works in 3,945 publications in 1 language and 33,924 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  History  Children's films  Documentary television programs  Animated films  Science fiction films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Roadshow Entertainment (Firm : Australia)
Red Dog by Jennifer Bassett( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 849 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 lord of the rings by Peter Jackson( Visual )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On his 111th birthday Bilbo Baggins vanishes leaving all his possessions, including a mysterious, magical ring, to his nephew Frodo Baggins. When the wizard Gandalf discovers this ring is in fact the One Ring, crafted by the Dark Lord Sauron as a tool of evil power, Frodo undertakes to destroy the ring before Sauron can rise again and reclaim it. Accompanying Frodo on his quest is a fellowship of companions made up of representatives of all the races of Middle-earth: Dwarves, Elves, Men and Hobbits
Kidnap and ransom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dominic King is the best international hostage negotiator in the business. His devotion to his clients and his mantra "Never Promise Never Lie" has until now meant a 100% success. If only his home life were as satisfying as his professional. His latest case is the snatching of a businesswoman Naomi Shaffer in South Africa. Her initial release is botched and Dominic finds himself running out of time to rescue her safely whilst trying to find out who the kidnappers are and why she is so valuable to them
The coming of the jets( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 126 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 trailblazers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes several history-making flights during the period between World War I and II. Includes the flights of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart
The romance of the air( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 125 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 spectacle of flight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 125 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 parachute story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 125 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
The Future of Flight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like other modern technologies, aviation development is not about to slow down, but likely to accelerate even faster. At the same time it is faced with difficult questions and problems which must be resolved. Some of the most critical question marks hangover the future of civil aviation. More and more people are traveling by air, whether for business or for pleasure. This is putting increasing strain on the existing infrastructure both on the ground and in the air
The helicopter story( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 125 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
The shadow of the bomber( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 125 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
Law enforcement from the air( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aircraft's domination of the air above us gives it the ability to be an all-seeing eye. In the military science this could mean the spy plane, which reveals the secrets of potentially hostile nations. There are intelligence satellites which constantly orbit the earth. But most of us witness the aircraft's all-seeing eye at very much lower level and in the form of the police helicopter patrolling over cities and highways
To the moon and beyond( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the very beginning of time, humanity has gazed in wonderment at the moon, the sun, and the stars. The urge to reach out into the heavens and discover what lies in and beyond them has existed for as long as mankind has wanted to fly. But very many centuries were to pass before space flight became a fact
Struggle for the skies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 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?
Angels of mercy by Amy Steelman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is easy to think of aircraft as having just two main purposes. One, a means of transport, speeding passengers and freight all over the world. The other is as weapon of war. Yet aviation fulfills many other roles for the benefit of humanity. These roles involve the saving of life and coping with disasters both natural and man made. Famine, fire, pestilent, and flood have been with us since beginning of time. In recent years, aircraft, both fixed and rotary wing, has proved evermore invaluable in helping to deal with emergencies and disasters of every sort
Korea to the Gulf War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 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
The bomber as war winner?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One aspect of the Second World War emphasized its totality above any other. This was strategic bombing, especially the German campaign against Britain, the Anglo-U.S. bombing of Germany, and the American air offensive against mainland Japan. These bombing campaigns put civilians in the firing line to an extent that had never been experienced in previous wars. The morality of this has been a subject of often bitter debate ever since
Cold war skies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 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
Naval aviation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the Second World War, the U.S. Navy could boast a strength of nearly 120 carriers. Land-based aircraft had played a major part in the war against the submarine, especially in the longest running campaign of all, the Battle of the Atlantic. Here Maritime Patrol Aircraft accounted for nearly half of the German U-boat's sunk. During the years 1939-1945, aviation had shown itself to be just as vital a component of Naval Warfare as it had been on land. It would continue to do so in the wars of the coming decades
Wings over the sea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern navies are highly dependent on air power. Land based maritime patrol aircraft like the Lockheed P-3 Orion constantly overfly the oceans on long range anti-submarine and reconnaissance missions. The E-2 Hawkeye provides the fleet with early warning of impending hostile attack. The principal warship is the aircraft carrier, a position it has held since the dark days of the Second World War. The carrier's jets both defend the ships of the fleet and provide the main means of attacking hostile ships and targets on land. Helicopters play a variety of roles in naval operations. These range from anti-submarine warfare through search and rescue and liaison between ships to resupply. The helicopter has also had a radical influence on amphibious warfare, with its ability to rapidly deploy troops and equipment to the landing beach. Modern navies cannot function effectively without air power
 
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