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'The Two-Edged Sword: A Wild and Dream-like Trade', video recording of a documentary programme about the conduct of the arms trade, examining sales to Third World countries and how arms sold to Iraq were later used in the Gulf War, and arguing for greater arms controls, 1991

MS. Sampson dep. 262/9
A programme written and presented by Sampson, probably arising from his research for The Arms Bazaar in the Nineties. Includes interviews with Sam[uel] Cummings and other arms dealers. A Word Pictures production for BBC Elstree in association with TV Asahi. Video cassette labelled 'The Two Edged Sword 3, A Wild and Dreamlike Trade, VIS Job No: FT000562 30/11/91 Part 1'.

Running time 01.03.54 hours.


  • 1991


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access



MS. Sampson dep. 262/9

Existence and Location of Copies

The video has been digitized as MS. Sampson digital 12.

Physical Facet

Format: VHS video cassette

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom