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The Arming of the Earth

Author: Bill D Moyers; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Sunrise Media LLC.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©1984.
Series: A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Sunrise Media LLC, 2010
Named Person: Bill D Moyers; Bill D Moyers
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill D Moyers; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Sunrise Media LLC.
OCLC Number: 695008366
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.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 10 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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).
Series Title: A Walk Through the 20th Century with Bill Moyers
Other Titles: Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers (Television program)
Responsibility: Sunrise Media LLC.

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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.

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