WARTIME: A History Series

S03E10: 1776: Trenton, Princeton, and Washington’s Crossing

November 6, 2014

After the British disaster at Bunker Hill, General William Howe abandoned Boston and took refuge in Canada. While George Washington’s Continental Army raced toward New York, the largest invasion force in the history of the empire stormed the shores of Long Island. After one disastrous defeat after another, a desperate George Washington crossed the Delaware to initiate and much needed victory that remains one of the most controversial military assaults in modern history. On this episode we discuss the year 1776; the Battle of Long Island, White Plains, Trenton and Princeton.

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