War Machine (2003)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Dan Cruickshank

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2003

  • Type

    Television

Synopsis

The fifth programme in a six-part series exploring the legacy of the Industrial Revolution.

`Dan Cruickshank discovers how the Industrial Revolution created modern warfare. He looks at some of our most important inventions - from the humble tin can to the steam engine and space travel. In the process he tells the story of: The Turtle, the first submarine used in conflict; the interchangeable Baker rifle; Congreve's rockets; the first self-propelled rockets ever used by the British; the humble pulley-block, without which the British navy couldn't have set sail and which gave us the pioneering methods of mass production.' [Open University Worldwide].

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