The Resource Keen as Mustard

Keen as Mustard

Label
Keen as Mustard
Title
Keen as Mustard
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Filmmaker
Subject
Summary
Originally released in 1989, this disturbing documentary looks at a little known aspect of Australian wartime history. Scientists, laboratory staff and military volunteers recount experiences with the Australian Chemical Warfare Unit, which, with the active involvement of both British and American resources and personnel, tested mustard gas in Queensland during the Second World War. Originally released in 1989, this disturbing documentary looks at a little known aspect of Australian wartime history. Scientists, laboratory staff and military volunteers recount experiences with the Australian Chemical Warfare Unit, which, with the active involvement of both British and American resources and personnel, tested mustard gas in Queensland during the Second World War. These tests were recorded in films which were once as secret as the experiments themselves. Now available to the public, these images provide vivid illustrations for the stories told by the men and women who participated in the experiments. The First World War had proved the devastating human toll that mustard gas could take. In 1925, the League of Nations instituted a Geneva Protocol to prohibit use of the gas in war. Nonetheless, in the Second World War, under threat of chemical weapons use by Japan and the Axis powers, the Allies began developing a chemical capacity. Little was known about the behaviour of mustard gas in the tropics; Australian experiments showed it to be up to four times more damaging than in cooler climates. The subjects of those trials inhaled gas, were burned by it, and underwent rigorous assault courses whilst still suffering its effects. Years later, many of these "human guinea pigs" have serious illnesses believed to be the result of their wartime experience. They evoke the lessons of history to show the harm done when chemical weapons are unleashed. Directed By Bridget Goodwin
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 1989
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Goodwin, Bridget
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
46
Technique
live action
Label
Keen as Mustard
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1086479
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)941010587
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1086479
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Keen as Mustard
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1086479
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)941010587
  • (CaSfKAN)kan1086479
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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