Monday, December 20, 2010
War of 1812
Rated 4 Stars
Never had much of a handle on that war beyond that it started over the Brit's impressing American seamen and that they burned the courthouse in Gilford Co., N.C. causing me much inconvenience. Yeah I know they also burned The White House but that wasn't personal as none of my ancestors records were kept there.
This would have been a lot more interesting if the disk had not been damaged and did a lot of skipping. Still, I enjoyed it anyway.
This absorbing series compiles an impressive roster of documentaries that illuminate the history-making 1812 battle between the United States and Great Britain, a war that at first appeared to be a lost cause. But with Andrew Jackson as America's leader, the country emerged victorious. Programs include "First Invasion: The War of 1812"; "The Battle of New Orleans"; and "The Ironclads." Also contains a detailed biography of Jackson.