“Target is Baku. How Hitler lost the battle of oil”

The documentary film “Target is Baku. How Hitler lost the battle of oil” is about the role of the Azerbaijani people in defeating Nazism and the strategic importance of the Azerbaijani oil during the war.

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 documentary is the joint product by the Baku Media Center and the Clarke Costelle & Co. production company recognized for its documentaries.

In the film the history of the Second World War called “the war of engines” is looked through completely a new prism – through the prism of battle of oil. Azerbaijan’s share in the total production of the Soviet Union during the war in 1941-1945 was more than 70 percent of oil, 80 percent of gasoline and 90 percent of motor oil. The vast majority of the tanks and aircrafts, which played the decisive role in assurance of the Victory, worked on the fuel sent by the oilmen of Baku. It is not a coincidence that Baku with its “black gold” would be the most trophy for Hitler when he was trying to capture the city.

After the presentation at the Heydar Aliyev Center on May 4th 2015, the film has been broadcasted at the National Geographic channel in 26 countries on May 8, 9 and 10.