The War of 1812

The War of 1812

Streaming Video - 2012
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The place: just outside the Virginia Capes. And the year: 1807. An American frigate, the Chesapeake, has been fired on and boarded. Four sailors are taken off the Chesapeake to the British ship Leopard and impressed into English naval service. Britain, at war with France, faced the conqueror of Europe Napoleon Bonaparte. English ships hovered off American ports ready to seize vessels and cargo destined for France. So began the sequence of events that led to the War of 1812, a conflict described in this film largely through illustrations and graphics and with an emphasis on naval actions. "Men and ships of 1812: fighting defenders of our great, free republic!
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (20 min.) :,sd., col., digital file

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