Videos for Youth
PBS' Liberty's Kids #36: "Yorktown" -- Part 1 / Part 2
[*] AmRev360 [Museum of the American Revolution] -- Videos on a wide range of topics related to the ongoing American experiment. Titles include
Videos on Allied Nations
France's Contribution to American Independence -- These videos were first released on two DVDs that were developed, videotaped and edited under the auspices of the France Society, SAR. The video files have been posted on the SAR Channel of YouTube by the National SAR Outreach Education program. Each video is about 35 minutes long.
Part 1: 1775 - 1780 / Part 2: 1780 -1783
Videos on Leaders
Rochambeau and Lafayette 36 min, Dr. Julia Osman (Miss. State Univ.) [Society of the Cincinnati]
CSPAN has a number of videos on the American Revolution. Here are two:
Washington, Rochambeau, and the March to Yorktown
-- a discussion with Dr. Robert A. Selig on July 16, 2015 [CSPAN video, 1 hr 16 min]
The French Officers in the Revolution [CSPAN video, 1 hr 7 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 on Places and Events
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]
History.com has a number of videos on the American Revolution. 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 rom France, such as
links to the videos