The War of 1812

Premiered October 2011

This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history. How failures are quickly forgotten and how inconvenient truths are ignored forever. With stunning reenactments, evocative animation and the incisive commentary of key experts, The War of 1812 presents the strange and awkward conflict that shaped the destiny of a continent.

The War of 1812 has been made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities, with funding provided by Wilson Foundation Warren and Barbara Goldring, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and Phil Lind.

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The War of 1812

The War of 1812 Full Program

This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history.

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Blacks in the War

Black soldiers and sailors in the War of 1812.

5:29

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A Winter of Horrors

Segment for PBS Learning Media

4:55

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Calls for War

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7:34

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Campaign in the West

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5:59

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Declaration of War

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4:00

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New Orleans

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6:58

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Peace

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The War of 1812 - Preview

Airs Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.

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1812 Long Tease

This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history.

3:02

The War of 1812

1812 Short Tease

This documentary shows how the glories of war become enshrined in history.

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