Dig into the Prohibition era in the United States, when the government banned the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcohol.
On January 17, 1920, less than one hour after spirits had become illegal throughout the United States, armed men robbed a Chicago freight train and made off with thousands of dollars worth of whiskey. It was a first taste of the unintended consequences of Prohibition. So what exactly was Prohibition, and why did it happen? Rod Phillips investigates this chapter of American history.
Lesson by Rod Phillips, directed by Jeffig Le Bars, Gibbons Studio.
With the kind help of Jérémie Balais and Mélissa Plantaz.
Sound and music : Raphaël Pibarot and Fred Roux.
Narrator : Addison Anderson.