This DVD is the second in a series on George Washington and the French and Indian War from Paladin Communications. The first installment (see my review of _When the Forest Ran Red_) was fabulous and this one is just as good. The presentation is great; it contains reenactments and movie clips. We see how the French and Indian War unfolds in western Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Grant's surprise attack on Fort Duquesne is reminiscent of Braddock's defeat. The viewer is sure the British will succeed, but is surprised when Grant pulls the proverbial defeat from the jaws of victory. The French strategy of small, lightening raids against English settlements is made clear in the video. I found the maps particularly helpful in understanding the hopelessness of George Washington's task of defending the border. The French strategy, along with English bumbling and ineptitude, make one wonder how the English were able to win this war. We also see how George Washington matures and gains invaluable knowledge and experience that will help him later as leader of the Continental army. This is a great DVD to help one understand a war that set the stage for the American Revolution. I can hardly wait for the next in the series.