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"Liberty! Episode 4-Oh, Fatal Ambition (1777-1778)."

Author: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
Publisher: Lawrenceville, NJ : Films Media Group ; Orangeville, ON : McIntyre Media [distributor] 1997
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite American victories at Trenton and Princeton, the Continental Army remained in dire need of funds and military support. Congress therefore dispatched Benjamin Franklin to France in hopes of creating an alliance that would provide both. This classic program follows Franklin to Europe while also tracking the Crown forces on their march on New England. The upshot? A crushing British defeat at Saratoga and an  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films on Demand.; Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 700415675
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010).
"Despite American victories at Trenton and Princeton, the Continental Army remained in dire need of funds and military support. Congress therefore dispatched Benjamin Franklin to France in hopes of creating an alliance that would provide both. This classic program follows Franklin to Europe while also tracking the Crown forces on their march on New England. The upshot? A crushing British defeat at Saratoga and an agreement by France to fight on the American side. Distributed by PBS Distribution. A part of the series Liberty! The American Revolution. (54 minutes)."
Description: 1 streaming video (54 min.)
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Rebel Army's Challenge (1:03) --
American in Paris: Benjamin Franklin (1:29) --
Traditional Enemies: France and England (0:37) --
King Louis XVI Refuses Franklin (1:04) --
British General John Burgoyne (1:48) --
General Burgoyne Prepares (1:16) --
General Howe and General Washington Wait (0:56) --
Importance of Fort Ticonderoga (2:36) --
Franklin in France (2:44) --
Women and Children Among the Troops (2:28) --
Role of Iroquois Indians (1:53) --
Battle of Terrain (2:32) --
General Howe Sets Sail (1:27) --
Burgoyne Reaches Out to Americans (1:27) --
Murder of Jane McCrea (2:20) --
American Advantage (1:17) --
Feeding the Troops (2:35) --
Colonial Trap: Death of Colonel Baum (3:40) --
Burgoyne Questions Expedition (1:25) --
War Advances on Two Fronts (1:59) --
New Crisis for Burgoyne: Indian Scouts Desert (1:12) --
Breech in Protocol: Guerrilla Warfare (2:14) --
Battle of Brandywine Creek and the Capture of Philadelphia (1:20) --
Benedict Arnold and the Death of General Frasier (4:31) --
Battle at Saratoga (2:39) --
Citizen Soldiers (1:16) --
Franklin's Triumph (1:27).

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Despite American victories at Trenton and Princeton, the Continental Army remained in dire need of funds and military support. Congress therefore dispatched Benjamin Franklin to France in hopes of creating an alliance that would provide both. This classic program follows Franklin to Europe while also tracking the Crown forces on their march on New England. The upshot? A crushing British defeat at Saratoga and an agreement by France to fight on the American side.

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