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4.0 out of 5 stars Less biased than most, 23 Sept. 2010
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Every history of the American revolution seems to miss out something and those on TV/film are usually the worst offenders, but I give this one high marks for including events that are avoided in most others, such as Washington's punishment by bare-back lashing of misbehaving soldiers and the executions of discontented troops who on different occasions either faced a firing squad or hanging when they objected too strongly about having to go without food for weeks and pay for months. These episodes from the History Channel also make it clearer than most that it was not the efforts of Washington's army that 'won' the war but a virtual invasion of America by France, with a massive force that Washington and the smaller American army hurriedly marched to join, and after which MPs in London simply voted to end hostilities against Americans and return British ships and troops home where there were also fears of an invasion by France across the Channel. The intervention of Spain in America, however, as with most other histories, is not mentioned, although it was Spanish troops, not Americans, who were opposing the British to the south, 'marching through Georgia' and occupying Florida at the time.
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Initial post: 13 Sep 2014 17:25:41 BDT
cromwell2014 says:
As with most "historical" films or reviews "To the Victor the Lies"! Seldom if ever do the people get the real truth. Nevertheless the reviews so far read have been enlightening.
Ps. Did you know that 99% of the "Founding Fathers were relatedto each other? Also since Washington EVERY U.S. President has a direct bloodline link to the British Royal Family?
Are we really Democracies after all?
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