- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: January 10, 1999
From smallpox infected blankets to 21st century terrorism, this is a harrowing look at biological and chemical weapons.
During the Cold War, the possibility of nuclear annihilation was the world?s biggest fear. But today, the term ?weapons of mass destruction? has been expanded to welcome back an old enemy?chemical and biological weapons.
Long condemned, these horrifying instruments of death can be developed in near-total secrecy, unleashed by individuals, and kill with horrifying efficiency. CLOUDS OF DEATH traces the grim history of biological and chemical warfare, from the Medieval practice of catapulting plague-contaminated flesh into enemy strongholds to the use of Sarin gas in World War I. Then, examine modern cases like the attack in the Tokyo subway and Saddam Hussein?s efforts to develop chemical weapons for Iraq.
With interviews with leading experts and extensive documentation and archival footage, CLOUDS OF DEATH tells the harrowing story of the weapons many fear will dominate the headlines in the years to come.