The History of the Machine Gun

The History of the Machine Gun

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The History of the Machine Gun

Per its title, the three-hour documentary opus History of the Machine Gun uses stunning archival footage to recount the century-plus history of the titular weapon. It covers at length such subtopics as the events leading up to the invention of the device, its employment by crime syndicates and in the first and second world wars, and its brutal impact on contemporary society. This program originally aired on the Discovery Channel network.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/12/2012
UPC: 0793573932778
Original Release: 1999
Rating: NR
Source: J-Films
Time: 3:00:00

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Disc #1 -- Machine Gun: History Down the Barrel of a Gun
1. Episode 1 [1:40]
1. Episode 2 [7:29]
1. Episode 3 [8:59]
1. Intro [1:40]
2. North vs. South [7:29]
3. Imperialism [8:59]
4. Empire vs. Empire [9:06]
5. Trench Warfare [7:35]
6. Planes [6:48]
7. Tanks [4:08]
8. Credits [1:01]
1. Intro [:55]
2. Machine Guns Come Home [6:39]
3. Prohibition [7:10]
4. Depression [4:46]
5. German Arms Manufacturers [11:49]
6. Concentration Camps [8:21]
7. End of the Wars [6:27]
8. Credits [:43]
1. Intro [:56]
2. Kalashnikov [9:25]
3. Vietnam [10:31]
4. The People's Gun [9:03]
5. Civil War [6:50]
6. Gangs and Police [5:33]
7. Metal Storm [3:40]
8. Credits [:50]

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