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Anybody's Son Will Do: The process by which civilians are turned into soldiers, people who kill other people. (1983, 54min)

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    Gwynne Dyer is a military historian and journalist who has served in the Canadian, British, and American navies. In this section of his documentary series "War" he examines how civilians are...

    All soldiers belong to the same profession and it makes them different from everybody else. They have to be different for their job is ultimately about killing and dying and that doesn't come naturally to any human being. Yet all soldiers are born civilians. The method for turning young men into soldiers, people who kill other people, is basic training. It's essentially the same all over the world and it always has been because young men everywhere are pretty much alike. It doesn't really matter where you're coming from or what you've been doing before.

    Gwynne Dyer is a military historian and journalist who has served in the Canadian, British, and American navies. In this section of his documentary series "War" he examines how civilians are trained to be soldiers by following a group of recruits of the United States Marine Corps.

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