War and Civilization

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History, War Documentary hosted by Walter Cronkite, published by TLC in 1997 - English narration

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Based on the lifetime's work of leading military historian John Keegan and narrated by Walter Cronkite, this wide-ranging series addresses the question of why men fight wars, and how these wars have formed the world we inhabit. Tracing the history of war and civilization over 3,000 years, the series is shot on location in Mongolia, Japan, Europe and North and South America.

This 8-part series takes an in-depth look at the history of warfare. Shot on location around the world, each episode examines various developments in the evolution of armed conflict - from technological breakthroughs to tactical innovations - while simultaneously exploring how and why the major military campaigns of the past 3,000 years were fought. Based on the research of military historian John Keegan ("Face of Battle", "The History of Warfare"). Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Stephen Trombley (Nuremberg), and narrated by broadcasting legend Walter Cronkite.

Producer : Bruce Eadie Director : Tony Bulley and Stephen Trombley

A Worldview Pictures Production for The Learning Channel in association with La Cinquieme (1997)

[edit] First Blood

Greek Phalanx Warfare , Alexander the Great
The origins of war are explored, culminating in the Greek phalanx technique, as well as examinations of Philip of Macedonia and Alexander the Great's campaigns.

[edit] Empires and Armies

The Roman and Chinese Empires
Detailed looks at the Roman Empire and their advanced method of warfare, as well as the various Chinese empires and their bloody wars of attrition.

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Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and Samurai Warriors
The introduction of the horse to war explodes the boundaries of where a war can be fought, and military geniuses Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan take full advantage of this powerful new weapon.

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The Fall of Constantinople and the Aztec Empire
With the invention and subsequent widespread use of gunpowder, primitive weapons such as swords, pikes, and shields soon became obsolete. As well, the fall of Constantinople is examined here, with the use of cannon instrumental in bringing down the city and bringing to an end the Middle Ages.

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The Seven Years War, American and French Revolution
The civilian revolutions of the 18th and 19th century are looked at, with special emphasis on the American and French Revolutions.

[edit] Blood and Iron

Rapid-Fire Weapons, Crimean War, The Civil War
Industrialization in the West drastically changes the nature of war, creating far more deadly, efficient weaponry to be used against man. The American Civil War and the Crimean conflict are examined here.

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Russo-Japanese War, World War II
With the end of the horse-drawn era comes the mechanized modern army, resulting in the ability to wage war simultaneously across the globe. World War II is looked at in depth here.

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The Cold War, Nationalism, Genocide
WWII and aftermaths as wars become smaller and more intense. Genocide and nationalism as excuses for war are examined.

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 1990 kbps
Video Resolution: 656x416
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.577:1
Frames Per Second: 29.970
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 52:02.184
Number Of Parts: 8
Part Size: 854,839,296 Bytes
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