The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard Fast's somewhat revisionist view that the skirmishes between the Colonial militia and the British troops in Lexington and Concord (Massachusetts) were precipitated as much by fervent American patriots led by Solomon Chandler as by any "Redcoat" belligerence. Opined by a European.
Robert James O'Brien <Robert.O'Brien@fct-cf.x400.gc.ca>
Did You Know?
This was also the title and subject of the last film project of John Ford
, but it is not clear whether the script was the one which Ford tried to make. There were other connections between James Lee Barrett
and Ford, most notably that Barrett wrote the script of the TV remake of Ford's Stagecoach
(1986)). See more
The British were firing while they were marching forward. Standard practice was to halt and then fire. See more
Edited into Hallmark Hall of Fame
24 April 1988 (USA)
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Hallmark Hall of Fame: April Morning (#37.4)
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