History

The War of 1812

This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history. How failures are quickly forgotten and how inconvenient truths are ignored forever. With stunning reenactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents the strange and awkward conflict that shaped the destiny of a continent.

The War of 1812 Full Program

1h 53m

This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history. How failures are quickly forgotten and how inconvenient truths are ignored forever. With stunning reenactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents the strange and awkward conflict that shaped the destiny of a continent.

Episodes

  • The War of 1812 Full Program: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The War of 1812 Full Program

    1h 53m

    This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history. How failures are quickly forgotten and how inconvenient truths are ignored forever. With stunning reenactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents the strange and awkward conflict that shaped the destiny of a continent.

Extras + Features

  • 1812 Short Tease: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    1812 Short Tease

    1m 23s

    This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history. How failures are quickly forgotten and how inconvenient truths are ignored forever. With stunning reenactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents the strange and awkward conflict that shaped the destiny of a continent.

  • Military Medicine: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Military Medicine

    5m 20s

    Military Medicine during the War of 1812 surveys the risks soldiers took on the battlefield and in the camps. Disease claimed more lives than bullets and military surgeons proved themselves at least efficient in the grim task of treating wounds.

  • Military Realities: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Military Realities

    4m 11s

    Military Realities is an examination of the communication, logistics, weaponry and uniforms of the era. Training was Britain's strength, but America's weakness. Night battles proved nightmarish for all soldiers. Neither side gained an advantage when it came to uniforms.

  • 1812 Long Tease: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    1812 Long Tease

    3m 2s

    This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history. How failures are quickly forgotten and how inconvenient truths are ignored forever. With stunning reenactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents the strange and awkward conflict that shaped the destiny of a continent.

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