The Resource The great commanders : the collection, written and directed by Phil Grabsky ; produced by Seventh Art Productions for Channel 4 (Great Britain) in association with A & E, Ambrose Video Publishing, SBS (Australia) and Sovtelexport (Russia), (videorecording)

The great commanders : the collection, written and directed by Phil Grabsky ; produced by Seventh Art Productions for Channel 4 (Great Britain) in association with A & E, Ambrose Video Publishing, SBS (Australia) and Sovtelexport (Russia), (videorecording)

Label
The great commanders : the collection
Title
The great commanders
Title remainder
the collection
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Phil Grabsky ; produced by Seventh Art Productions for Channel 4 (Great Britain) in association with A & E, Ambrose Video Publishing, SBS (Australia) and Sovtelexport (Russia)
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Great Commanders is a masterly portrait of six men - Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ulysses S. Grant and Georgi Zhukov - whose military genius changed the course of world history. Providing a refreshing new opportunity to compare soldiers from such disparate backgrounds and periods, each episode focuses on the life and achievements of one of the commanders, considering their motivation, overall strategy, tactical skill and the vital importance of each man's special personal qualities. What forces drove them? Did Nelson's legendary victory at Trafalgar in 1805 derive from his brilliance as a naval tactician alone? Does Marshal Zhukov's triumphant conquest of Berlin in 1945 justify the claim that he was the greatest general of the Second World War? Concentrating on one battle in particular for each commander, and using computer graphics to help explain the course of events, this penetrating study brilliantly illustrates the thinking, method and individual dynamism behind the great military campaign
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
355.00922
Intended audience
E
PerformerNote
Narrator, Brian Cox
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Grabsky, Phil
  • Cox, Brian
  • Chandler, David G
  • Channel Four (Great Britain)
  • Seventh Art Productions
Runtime
270
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Caesar, Julius
  • Napoleon
  • Nelson, Horatio Nelson
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Zhukov, Georgiĭ Konstantinovich
  • Issus, Battle of, Turkey, 333 B.C
  • Alesia, Battle of, France, 52 B.C
  • Austerlitz, Battle of, Czech Republic, 1805
  • Trafalgar, Battle of, 1805
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864
  • Berlin, Battle of, Berlin, Germany, 1945
  • Command of troops
  • Battles
  • Documentary films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The great commanders : the collection, written and directed by Phil Grabsky ; produced by Seventh Art Productions for Channel 4 (Great Britain) in association with A & E, Ambrose Video Publishing, SBS (Australia) and Sovtelexport (Russia), (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Part 1. Alexander the Great and the Battle of Issus, 333 B.C. -- Part 2. Julius Caesar and the Battle of Alesia, 52 B.C. -- Part 3. Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Austerlitz, 1805 -- Part 4. Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 -- Part 5. Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle of the Wilderness, 1864 -- Part 6. Georgi Zhukov and the Battle of Berlin, 1945
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (270 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
880198135490
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MC-1354
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00118339
  • 721615
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; full screen; Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great commanders : the collection, written and directed by Phil Grabsky ; produced by Seventh Art Productions for Channel 4 (Great Britain) in association with A & E, Ambrose Video Publishing, SBS (Australia) and Sovtelexport (Russia), (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Part 1. Alexander the Great and the Battle of Issus, 333 B.C. -- Part 2. Julius Caesar and the Battle of Alesia, 52 B.C. -- Part 3. Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Austerlitz, 1805 -- Part 4. Horatio Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 -- Part 5. Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle of the Wilderness, 1864 -- Part 6. Georgi Zhukov and the Battle of Berlin, 1945
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (270 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
880198135490
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
MC-1354
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00118339
  • 721615
System details
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; full screen; Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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