Yet another quality episode of a great series.
planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida
26 May 2012
This is a fantastic series about the American war for independence.
It's exceptionally well made and interesting throughout. By using
historical re-creations, narration and interviews, they did a nice job
of explaining the events and attitudes on both sides of the conflict.
Episode three concerns the period of 1776-1777. While the war
concentrated in the Boston area up until this time, by 1776, the
Colonists in Massachusetts were able to force the British to leave.
Unfortunately, they didn't just go home but relocated to New York--a
stronghold of Loyalists. And, because the Continental Army is small,
poorly equipped and very raw, they are no match for the British and
spend this period just trying to survive and avoid a pitched battle.
Important topics during this period is the survival of the army and
desperation as well as how to shift the momentum towards the rebels. At
this point, things look very, very bad for this cause. And, although
things begin to improve a bit in 1777, the few successes just might not
be enough to change the overall picture.
As I said above, this is an exceptional series--and this episode is no
exception. And while part three isn't as noteworthy as the beginning or
ending of the war, it is still well worth your time. A treasure from
start to finish.
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