12732_DDT_1.mov

12732_DDT_1

ECU mosquito, lice, flea, fly. Reports the history of the use of DDT. Disease. Focuses on the development and use of the chemical during World War II, particularly as an insect repellent. Shows experiments and reenactments with larvae and mosquitoes. Animal testing to see if dangerous to humans. Then the experiments move to young soldiers with DDT contaminated shirts. Reports the mass production of DDT. War footage revealing how DDT is equally important as any weapon. Mobile laundries to re-impregnate soldiers shirts with DDT. Shows how German soldiers were flea ridden and had to be sprayed with DDT as prisoners of war.

1950s
B&W
Not Explicit