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American Colonial Era 1660-1763 The growth of North American colonies, often with a change in native & national control.

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This thread is for posting your favorite youtube clips related to the American Colonial era.

I'll start with a few on the French & Indian War. This first one is from "The War That Made America," and describes Braddock's defeat in 1755.



This is an interesting clip which demonstrates the effect of live fire on a reconstruction of the palisade wall of Washington's Ft. Necessity.



And this is a clip about the siege of Ft. William Henry in 1757 combined with some footage from "The Last of the Mohicans."

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If you can get it, nothing beats the Discovery Channel's "The Revolutionary War" narrated by Charles Kuralt. It first aired around 1995 or '96 just before Christmas if I remember correctly.

To bad I can't find YouTube video from that. I remember how impressed I was with the images of Fort Ticonderoga. Oh, well. Here is a consolation video from a reenactment.


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250th Anniversary Re-enactment of the Siege of Ft. Niagara

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The trailer for a recent documentary:

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This is the trailer for a recent BBC show about the Battle of Quebec called "The Battle for North America."


The entire show can be viewed here.
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- too late in the evening to go through them all but its certainly whetted my interest in this time period.
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The documentary series which aired on PBS several years ago, "The War That Made America," can now be viewed on youtube. Part one below:













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Just finished watching part one of The War that Made America. Well done. Tomorrow night I will continue with part two. Thank you for sharing these HiredGoon!
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