The War of 1812 On the Chesapeake

It's called "The Forgotten War," but the War of 1812 is anything but forgettable. From British terror on the Chesapeake, to the Battles of Baltimore, North Point and Bladensburg, with local heroes like Armistead and Barney, the failed bombardment of Fort McHenry and the Star-Spangled Banner - the War of 1812 was a series of some of the most important moments in history. This lively travelogue brings the past alive with fascinating war story re-creations, telling the stories of the people and places that mattered most in the resistance and victory over the invading British. From the invading navy's isolated base of operations in the center of the southern bay, Tangier Island, to the Battle of Caulk's Field in Kent County on the Eastern Shore where Captain Peter Parker met his fate, The War of 1812 On the Chesapeake takes viewers to places where exciting history unfolded during those momentous years. Using humorous anecdotes; dramatic re-creations; stunning, newly-commissioned paintings of key battles, moments and heroes; graphics; artifacts; costumed players, and period music, this film is becoming a definitive guide to exploring the War of 1812 for history buffs and novices alike.

The War of 1812 On the Chesapeake

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