Item Details

POWs of the American Revolution [electronic resource]

A&E Television Networks, LLC
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This A&E Special details how thousands of American patriots died in unthinkable conditions aboard British prison ships moored in New York's harbor. The victims' bones are still being found, their shallow graves exposed on modern-day Brooklyn shores. Drawing on memoirs and letters written by the doomed prisoners, this riveting program documents the appalling conditions they endured. Insights from leading naval historians, medical experts, and other specialists help shed light on the many aspects of this 18th-century atrocity.
Release Date
2005
Run Time
60 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
10 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 02, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
  • Floating Prisons (0:17)
  • American Navy of Privateers (4:23)
  • American POWs at End of Revolutionary War (2:44)
  • Infamous Prison Ship (4:32)
  • Prisoners of War: Inhumane Treatment (2:12)
  • Prison Guard Cruelty (1:01)
  • Food for Prisoners (1:57)
  • Unhealthy Conditions Around Prison Ships (2:33)
  • Reason to Hope (2:47)
  • British Admiral in Charge of Prisoners (2:18)
  • Prevalence of Diseases (5:53)
  • Burial of Dead Prisoners (1:55)
  • George Washington on Behalf of POWs (3:48)
  • Forced Enlistment into British Service (2:29)
  • Prison Escape Attempts (3:48)
  • On Board Misery for POWs (2:29)
  • British Failure to Reach Objective (4:25)
  • General Washington Powerless to Help Prisoners (3:32)
  • Voluntary Enlistments (4:01)
  • Release of all POWs (5:42)
  • Credits: POWs of the American Revolution (0:30)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2005.
Publisher no.
43102 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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