The Profession of Arms

The Profession of Arms

Michael Bryans & Tina Viljoen
| 56 min
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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.

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Credits
  • director
    Michael Bryans
    Tina Viljoen
  • producer
    Michael Bryans
    Tina Viljoen
    William Brind
    John Kramer
  • executive producer
    Barrie Howells
  • script
    Gwynne Dyer
  • photography
    Douglas Kiefer
    Paul Cowan
    Susan Trow
    Kent Nason
    Andy Kitzanuk
    Savas Kalogeras
  • sound
    Hans Oomes
    Bev Davidson
    Arthur McKay
    Yves Gendron
    Jacques Drouin
    Raymond Marcoux
  • editing
    Tina Viljoen
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Adrian Croll
  • music
    Larry Crosley
  • host
    Gwynne Dyer

  • WillieT

    I agree the mimiseries War by Gwynne Dyer is excellent. I rarely agree with Mr Dyer's political views but I must say this series was very balanced and hard to forget. Someone must make this series available for everyone! -WillieT

    WillieT, 24 Jun 2012
  • KenMT

    I was extremely disappointed to find this excellent series as unavailable to the general public. I was hoping to find that the entire mini series was available for sale. Is it unavailable due to copyright or other reasons? I saw this series years ago on PBS here in the US, it deserves to be available as it was one of the more balanced pieces I have ever seen on the subject.

    KenMT, 21 Jan 2012
  • interlist

    How does one obtain permission to view this? The description page I just came from: http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/eng/collection/film/?id=14307 seems to suggest it was available to everyone. Is it not? I remember watching this on TV many years ago, and was struck by its deep insights. I now want to recommend it to others, if possible. Many thanks. --interlist

    interlist, 29 Apr 2010