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.
This WNED PBS production premiered in October 2011.
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The War of 1812 has been made possible by a major grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities: Because democracy demands wisdom. With funding provided by The Wilson Foundation, Warren and Barbara Goldring, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting: A private corporation funded by the American people. The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Dedicated to strengthening America’s future through education. Phil Lind. The Annenberg Foundation. With additional support from these funders. The Baird Foundation, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission and Jackman Foundation.
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