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The Profession of Arms

Directed by Michael Bryans and Tina Viljoen
Canada, 1983 (documentary, 57 minutes, colour, English)
Also known as "Le métier des armes"
The Profession of Arms
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"This film is about professional soldiers—the career officers who devote their lives to maintaining military organizations and nurturing the attitudes that go with them. With extraordinary frankness, officers from six nations recount their combat experiences, describe how they come to terms with their job demands, and explain how sophisticated technology is changing the nature of their profession. Part three of the seven-part series War, hosted by Gwynne Dyer, examining the nature, evolution and consequences of modern warfare."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Gwynne Dyer
Produced by: Michael Bryans, Tina Viljoen, William Brind, John Kramer, Barrie Howells
Cinematography: Douglas Kiefer, Paul Cowan, Susan Trow, Kent Nason, Andy Kitzanuk, Savas Kalogeras
Film Editing: Tina Viljoen
Music: Larry Crosley
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
Additional Credits: Host [animateur]: Gwynne Dyer
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