Sketches of American colonist battles against the British, and enlistment of support from France
United States USA Date:1969 Duration:6 min 46 sec Sound:Yes
Struggle for American independence and the border between Canada and America. Sketches of British General Burgoyne in its efforts to defeat the American colonists and meet General Howe in Albany. Review of Burgoyne's campaign and his enlistment of indians against the colonists. Map shows battle strategy from Quebec to New York. British prisoners. Surrender of Burgoyne to American General Gates at Saratoga. General George Washington's efforts against the British. Washington's troops at Valley Forge in winter with inadequate resources. Benjamin Franklin as envoy in Paris with King Louis XVI convinced to aid the American cause. Addition of Spain and the Netherlands in the struggle against British rule in America. Discussion of the French and the Americans both with their sights set on winning Canada also. With commentary and narration by J. Frank Willis.
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