WARTIME: A History Series

S03E08: Lexington and Concord

October 23, 2014

In the Spring of 1775 the British General Thomas Gage set his sights on the countryside of Massachusetts. After receiving permission from England to use force against rebel Americans if necessary, the British designed a harrowing mission to capture and confiscate a cache of illegal patriot firearms stored in the tiny village of Concord. While the British prepared their march, rebel leadership fled for their lives and a Patriot leader named Paul Revere spread his message straight into history. At the end of the day the American rebellion had taken a bloody turn as they and their imperial masters clashed in not one, but two terrible battles. On this episode we discuss the battles of Lexington and Concord.

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