Item Details

The Arming of the Earth [electronic resource]

Sunrise Media LLC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The 20th century began with enormous hopes for a future made safe and humane by technology. Although it realized some of these hopes, the century neared its end under the shadow of superweapons that still threaten the earth with annihilation. In this program, Bill Moyers traces the evolution of three instruments that enabled combatants to mass-produce death-the machine gun, the submarine, and the bomber plane. Each weapon helped to close the gap between soldier and target, regardless of whether that target was another soldier or an innocent civilian. And each was introduced with the promise that it would end war by making it too terrible to endure.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
55 min.
Language
English
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 24, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Related Title
Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers (Television program)
Series
A Walk Through the 20th Century With Bill Moyers
Contents
  • Prelude: Changing Face of War (2:14)
  • Humane Codes of War (1:54)
  • The Great War/Trench Warfare (6:16)
  • 1916: Armed Confrontation (7:12)
  • Price of War in Human Lives (3:17)
  • Advent of the Submarine (3:40)
  • Attack on Passenger Ship (7:21)
  • Advent of the Airplane (6:41)
  • Air Warfare (3:36)
  • Civilian Targets (5:58)
  • Military Century (4:17)
  • Credits: The Arming of the Earth (1:50)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1984.
Publisher no.
  • 42054s Films Media Group
  • 42057 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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