WARTIME: A History Series

S03E15: 1780: The Siege of Charleston, and the Southern Strategy

January 29, 2015

After five years of combat the British Empire was failing in its North American colonies. After trying and failing to capture the rebel army in the northeast, the Court of St. James proposed a dramatic new shift in the size and scope of the war. Believing that the King still had a majority of loyal support in the South, British forces sailed en masse for an invasion of South Carolina and Georgia. After tremendous victories and Savannah and Charleston, mistakes made by the empire would leave them second guessing their new strategy. On this episode we discuss the year 1780 and the Southern Strategy.

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