Videos for YouthAllies fight battle on sea and land (10-min each):
PBS' Liberty's Kids #36: "Yorktown" -- Part 1 / Part 2
Videos on Rochambeau, Yorktown, and Washington
Part 1: 1775 - 1780 / Part 2: 1780 -1783
The Society of the Cincinnati has designed and funded several series of video presentations by historians with the goal of providing material that could be used by high school teachers. Several of these that deal with French aid to the American Revolution are linked below:
Dr. Julia Osman (Miss. State Univ.)
--- Revolutionary War Lecture II: Rochambeau and Lafayette [36 min]
--- Revolutionary War Lecture III: Victory at Yorktown [36 min]
Streaming video of Washington, Rochambeau, and the March to Yorktown
-- a discussion with Dr. Robert A. Selig on July 16, 2015 [CSPAN video, 1 hr 16 min]
Streaming video of The Revolutionary War (18 min, with animated maps)
[from The American Battlefield Trust]
Dr. William J. Fowler (Northeastern Univ.)
--- The Crucial Time After Yorktown [43 min]
Tête á Tête [head-to-head] illustrates the atmosphere and the tensions in Philadelphia in 1775 as it looks over the shoulders of Benjamin Franklin and John Jay during their secret meetings with French envoy Achat de Bonvouloir. Here they laid the foundations f or developing a France-U.S. alliance to achieve American independence. This critical meeting occurred in December 1775 -- six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed. View the description and a link to purchase the videotape from Carpenters; Hall. This movie was based on a short book, Blueprint for a Revolution: The Spies at Carpenters' Hall, by Charles and Nancy Cook, which is posted online.
Videos from the History Channel
For the following videos there is a 30-sec commercial before the video starts.
-- Tenacity in the Struggle for Liberty
-- Storming the Last Redoubt at Yorktown
We hope that the History Channel will add videos noting the significant aid from France, such as
Ten Videos Related to the W3R
These interviews were funded by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities -- an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities -- to the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society.