History of Weapons

screenable online: 10 episodes

Since the dawn of human existence, weapons have been manufactured and used to kill. Weapons are used in bloody conquests and dreadful crimes. But weapons are also used by freedom fighters, anti-terrorist units, and liberators. History of Weapons is more than a technical investigation. It uncovers the connection between the development of a new military device and the aftermath of its usage – dynamics that have shaped humanity for centuries.

The ten-part documentary series History of Weapons features arms that have played leading roles in the major battles of history. It reveals how weapons development often improved technological advancements, and investigates humankind’s desperate attempts to limit the destructive power of the instruments of war.