It's long been known that German soldiers used methamphetamine called Pervitin in the Second World War. But have tales of Nazis on speed obscured the other side of the story: the massive use of stimulants by British and American troops? Did total war unleash the world's first pharmacological arms race? Historian James Holland quests to dig deeper and unearth the truth behind the war.
-- 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Health aspects.
Methamphetamine abuse -- History -- 20th century.
Documentary television programs.
Science television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Arlington, Virginia] :2019
|Other Titles|| Secrets of the dead (Television program)
World war speed :
Methamphetamines in World War II
film director, screenwriter.
Rubin, Daphna, film producer.
Sanders, Jay O., 1953- narrator.
Holland, James, 1970- commentator.
Brave Planet Films, production company.
Thirteen Productions, production company.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), production company.
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), publisher.
PBS Distribution (Firm), film distributor.
Narrator, Jay O. Sanders ; commentator, James Holland.
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-14 (parents strongly cautioned; this program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age).
In English with optional English subtitles; audio-described in English.
"Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed captioned"--Container.
"Described video (for the visually impaired) is available as a second audio track"--Container.
Originally produced as an episode of the television series: Secrets of the dead.
Program content: ©2018.
DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.