Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This program chronicles the history of American involvement in warfare during the 20th century. Starting with the Spanish American War and ending with the Gulf War, the United States participated in a century of turmoil, marked by two world wars. Wars took a huge toll in lives and suffering in a steady course of conflict, punctuated by a few years of peace. The Time Life series evaluates the causes and costs of warfare in the last century. After the horrors of World War II, the ensuing era of relative calm during the Cold War was marred when tensions turned hot in several places, from Korea to the Falklands, Vietnam to the Middle East. Archival film clips, photographs, news accounts, interviews, and scholarly commentary tell the story of these conflicts during peacetime.
warfare, war, armed-forces, weapons, conflict, political-tension