Modern Marvels Landmines DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, 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: August 21, 2003
Toe-poppers, "bouncing betties" and claymores star in this look at these deadly and controversial weapons.
- A detailed look at the history of these controversial weapons.
- See footage of some of the more than 700 types of mines in action.
- Hear from Jerry White, co-founder of the Landmine Survivor's Network.
From the very beginning, landmines were controversial. When examining the new weapons during the Civil War, General William T. Sherman declared "this is not war but murder." The sentiment would surely be shared by the families of the thousands of people who have lost their lives to these weapons in times of peace.
The story of LANDMINES is divided into three parts: their history, their technology, and their human cost, and MODERN MARVELS® examines each aspect with the help of experts and a vast library of archival footage. See how mines have revolutionized warfare and examine the extraordinary cost of mines after the conflicts are over--some 500,000 people, most of them children, have been killed by leftover mines in the 20th century.