The Great Adventure (1963–1964)

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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

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A filmed series of one-hour dramatizations of the lives of famous historical persons, as well as important historical events.

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Great Adventure TV Series
27 December 2005 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I too enjoyed the Great Adventure series. I can still remember small parts of them after 40 years.

My favorite show was the one about the CSS Hunley. This show inspired me to read more about the various Civil War battles that took place on water.

I also enjoyed the show about Jean LaFitte's contribution to the War of 1812.

I do recall that one of the originals was re-released after the series had ended. It was about Harriet Tubman. It would be good to see the whole series released in a DVD collection, but I have gotten nowhere with this request.


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