Documentary “Targeting Baku. How Hitler Lost the Battle for Oil” was presented at BSU
On May 8, Documentary “Targeting Baku. How Hitler Lost the Battle for Oil” was presented at the Baku State University. The documentary dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism was produced by Arzu Aliyeva the Chief Producer, Louis Vaudeville, the Producer, and Robert Mugnerot, the Director. The plot of the documentary reveals the role of the Azerbaijani people in defeating Nazism and the strategic importance of the Azerbaijani oil during the war. Speaking about Azerbaijan's important role in achieving victory over fascism, academician Abel Maharramov noted the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku was one of the main producers and suppliers of oil - supplying 70 percent of the entire oil production extracted in the whole USSR. Four of each five Soviet planes, tanks and trucks used during WW II used fuel made at Baku oil refineries and oil extracted from Baku.
Press and Information Department, May 8, 2015.