Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003 TV Movie)
On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding father, Arnold as America's most notorious traitor. Benedict Arnold rose from humble origins to become the most respected and feared of America's generals. He won brilliant military victories against the English colonists and was Washington's favorite soldier. But two conflicting forces battled inside Arnold's heart; a deep concern for his country and his passionate love for an enchanting and manipulative English woman, Peggy Shippen. Blinded by desire, Arnold defected to the English army, orchestrating an attempt to assassinate his own mentor, George Washington.- Written by Anonymous
If the movie follows the plot summary above, it deviates significantly from the historical facts. Arnold's betrayal had nothing to do with any assassination plot on Gen'l. Washington. Arnold's plan was to deliver a vital fort, (West Point) on the Hudson River and it's garrison to the British. His plan did include a plot to have Washington captured however.- Written by Texas Reb
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