Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dealers in Death (1935)

This 1935 anti-war documentary tells the story of the companies that became rich selling weapons in World War I. It also looked into the years that lay ahead.

"The peoples of many countries are being taxed to the point of poverty and starvation in order to enable governments to engage in a mad race in armament which, if permitted to continue, may well result in war. This grave menace to the peace of the world is due in no small measure to the uncontrolled activities of the manufacturers and merchants of engines of destruction, and it must be met by a concerted action of the peoples of all nations." Franklin D. Roosevelt