At the Service of the State

At the Service of the State

Archaeology as Political Tool

Streaming Video - 2007
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In 1940, Hitler's archaeologists excavated sites in Poland to try to prove that Germans had lived there before the Poles-an anthropological justification for political aggression and military invasion. This program explores the use of archaeology as a tool for propaganda and diplomatic machination by focusing on the long-standing connections between Germany and Greece. The program also looks at how Mussolini, like Hitler, used Greek motifs and Roman regalia to package the image of his party and, by so doing, align the destiny of fascist Italy with ancient traditions.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c2000.
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital file.

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