School Media Associates
Free Shipping at School Media Associates
Login: New User
Call School Media Associates Order School Media
Sign-up for Special Offers
View Cart Contact SMA for School Media
Advanced Search
 

Freighters, The


Freighters, The

school media add cart
Item Number:
AAE-73720
Price:
$24.95
Format:
DVD
Length:
50 min.
Copyright:
n/a
Closed Caption:
No
Producer:
A & E Entertainment
Summary:
They keep the world's economy rolling. They helped save Europe (and possibly the world) from Nazi domination. They are the most important vessels ever to sail the seas. THE FREIGHTERS is a fascinating look at the vital ships that haul billions of tons of cargo annually. From giant container ships to the super-specialized automobile carriers that carry hundreds of cars at once, get an up-close look at the ships that are the backbone of the world's maritime economy. See how today's high-tech freighters evolved from humble ships like old tramp steamers, and trace the developments that have improved their safety, speed and capacity. Examine the pivotal role that Liberty Ships played in World War II, when brilliant industrialist Robert Kaiser laid the foundations for victory by devising a way to build the workhorse freighters in mere weeks. And meet men who served aboard the WWII convoys, as well as sailors today who offer guided tours of their huge ships.




Also from A & E Entertainment
Andrew Jackson: A Man For The People
Andrew Jackson: A Man For The People
Clash of the Gods: The Complete Season 1
Clash of the Gods: The Complete Season 1
Catacombs of Rome, The
Catacombs of Rome, The
Haunted History of Halloween, The
Haunted History of Halloween, The


School Media Associates

Producers:

A&E Video
Ambrose Video
Clearvue
Crystal Productions
Discovery School
Disney Educational
Educational Video Network
Films Media Group
GPN Educational Media
Hawkhill Associates
Human Relations Media
Intelecom
Kultur International
Language Tree
Learning Seed
Learning ZoneXpress
Monterey Media
National Geographic
Nest Family
New Dimensions Media
PBS Video
Schlessinger Media
Standard Deviants
TMW Media Group
Teachers Video Company
WGBH Boston

Click here for more Producers...