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The Arming of the Earth / Sunrise Media LLC.

Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©1984.
Description1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Other author/creatorMoyers, Bill D.
Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorSunrise Media LLC.
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)
Abstract 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.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 24, 2010.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: Sunrise Media LLC, 2010 9781617330124
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Other title Walk through the 20th century with Bill Moyers (Television program)
Publisher number42054s Films Media Group
Publisher number42057 Films Media Group

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