George Washington DVD Collection
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Valley Forge DVDOf all places associated with the Revolutionary War, perhaps none is more revered than Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. For it was here, over two centuries ago, that America faced its darkest hour and its greatest challenge. Yet no military battles were fought here. During the winter of 1777-78, thousands of soldiers died in the snowy encampment. Today, more than 4-million people visit the Valley Forge National Historical Park. We examine the archaeological excavations and building preservation.
Washington the Warrior DVD
Relive the battles and commands that made Washington the natural choice to be "Father of the Country."
- Scholars reflect on how Washington's reputation was forged in combat.
- Visit the sites of some of the Revolution's most important battles.
- A comprehensive look at Washington's long military career.
The George Washington we all know is larger than life, an icon of mythic proportions. But before becoming the "Father of his country," he was a soldier. This in-depth portrait of this "other" Washington begins in 1753, when the 21-year-old obtained an officer's commission in the Virginia militia. His stint there was far from an overwhelming success. Though he retired from the militia in 1758, he continued to hone his leadership skills managing his vast Mount Vernon estate. When America declared independence, Washington was the consensus choice to lead the Continental Army, and the faith placed in the Virginia farmer was, ultimately, richly rewarded.
From the fields where he courted disaster as a young officer to the true story of the fabled crossing of the Delaware, WASHINGTON THE WARRIOR is an unforgettable look at the career of the most important commander in American military history.