The War of 1812

Military Realities

Clip | 4m 11s

Military Realities is an examination of the communication, logistics, weaponry and uniforms of the era. Training was Britain's strength, but America's weakness. Night battles proved nightmarish for all soldiers. Neither side gained an advantage when it came to uniforms.

Aired: 10/10/11

Rating: TV-PG

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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.