Modern Marvels

Season 7 Episode 39

Inventions of War

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 12, 2000 on The History Channel
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Inventions of War
Arising from the horrible carnage, deprivation, and suffering caused by war is a countless array of everyday items--from hairbrushes to microwaves--that directly descend from wartime innovations. Wartime research and development have revolutionized communication, transportation, and medicine. From Spam to nuclear power to hairspray and cell phones, life as we know it ironically owes a lot to war. We'll follow the day-to-day life of an ordinary woman and see the influence of war on her life.moreless
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      • Narrator: War, what is it good for? Pain, suffering, death, but perhaps technological leaps affecting everything from the way we work to the vehicles we drive to the food we eat. Now, Inventions of War, on Modern Marvels.

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      • Dale Smith
        Prof. of Med. History, Uniformed Services Univ.

        Ned Barnett
        Military Historian

        Stephen Fenichell
        Author, "Plastic-A Synthetic Century"

        Carl Stratemeier
        President, Airosol Co., Inc.

        Raymond Callahan
        Professor of History, Univ of Delaware

        Dr. Edwin Moore
        Co-Inventor of Frozen Orange Juice

        Adolf Hitler (archival footage)

        FDR (archival footage)

        Dwight D. Eisenhower (archival footage)

        Robert Goddard (archival footage)

        James L. Kelly
        Prof. Emertitus of Nuclear Eng., Univ of VA

        James I. Robertson
        Prof. History, Virginia Tech University

        Fidel Castro (archival footage)

        Nikita Khrushchev (archival footage)

        Robert Kahn
        Former Director, DARPA Internet Program

        Executive Producer: Don Cambou
        Writer: Luke Ellis
        Producer: Luke Ellis
        Associate Producer: Anthony Lacques
        Line Producer: Paul Dzilvelis
        Consulting Producer: Henry Schipper
        Editor: Andre Vaillancourt
        Producer: Bruce Nash
        Creator: Bruce Nash
        Music: Alan Ett
        Production Manager: Linda K. Clark
        Post Producer: Scott Berkson
        Clearance Supervisor: Charlotte Carpenter
        Clearance Coordinator: Katie Del Core
        Director of Research: Barry Hill
        Researcher: Kristina Djokic
        Researcher: Gloria Morris
        Footage Consultant: Ted Troll
        Camera: Bob Cross
        Camera: Charlie Kendall
        Camera: Dylan O'Brien
        Camera: Mark Whaley
        Field Audio: Ted Terrenoire
        Post Production Supervisor: Jason Steinberg
        Post Production Coordinator: Gary Reid
        Assistant Editor: Kame Stoll
        Post Production Assistant: Stephen Franklin
        Online Editor: David Rex
        Sound Mixer: Paul Ray
        Animation: Glenn Takakjian
        Animation: Douglas A. Whitney
        Production Auditor: Dani Eslin
        Assistant Production Accountant: Detricia Meza
        Assistant Production Accountant: Linda Scribner
        Production Coordinator: Kathy Exner
        Production Assistant: Maryalice R. Aragon
        Production Assistant: Suni Nivens
        Executive Assistant: Judith Ann Warren

        Special Thanks:
        Stephanie Bauder
        Florida Department of Citrus
        Paul Lancaster
        Los Angeles Sheriff's Department
        Rick Martinez
        Dan Mirolli
        National Museum of Halth and Medicine
        Scooter Nelson
        John O'Brien
        Pam Russ
        James Smith
        Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
        Upstart Communications

        Supervising Producer: Beth Dietrich
        Executive Producer: Charlie Maday

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