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In Search of History: Forgotten Wars DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: February 1, 1999

This program reveals exciting and controversial military campaigns that have faded from America's past.



IN SEARCH OF HISTORY: FORGOTTEN WARS features the following "forgotten wars":

  • A showdown with Britain that began over a pig.
  • A war in Korea, but not in 1950 (1871).
  • A single U.S. citizen who tries to seize control of Nicaragua.
  • And little-known American invasions in Russia, Central America and the Caribbean.

America has fought in countless wars over its more than two centuries of existence enough, in fact, that some of these conflicts have faded from memory. But the stories of these FORGOTTEN WARS are no less compelling than those of the familiar fights that serve as touchstones for American history.

Here, experts like Andrew Birtle of the U.S. Army Historical Center, with the help of period documents, rare photos and footage and the accounts of those who were there, tell of incidents like the Pig War and the 1871 invasion of Korea. Discover what prompted these military actions, and how they were won and lost. Learn incredible stories like that of the lone man who tried to seize control of Nicaragua, and relive one of the most overlooked chapters of the Cold War, when Lyndon Johnson sent troops to the Dominican Republic to prevent a takeover of the island's government by "pro-Castro" forces.

From invasions of foreign lands to actions fought on American soil, these are the remarkable stories of the battles you've probably never heard of.

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