Drive Thru American History
Kosciuszko, Von Steuben & The Revolutionary War (#106)
Begin this journey at the home of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish engineer who was a compatriot of Benjamin Franklin and became head engineer of the Continental Army. At Germantown, visit the house that General Howe successfully defended and learn of the little-known story of George Washington returning General Howe’s dog after the conflict. At Valley Forge, recall the harsh winters of 1777 and 1778, when General Von Steuben transformed the beleaguered Revolutionary army into an 18th century fighting force. [25 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Series Description: This award-winning series explores the discovery and founding of America. Visit Christopher Columbus’ birthplace in Italy and the place in Spain where he set sail for America. From there through the Revolutionary War and the beginnings of a nation, these programs provide a fast paced drive through history that’s just plain “ cool.”
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