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Nov 10

Happy 235th Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 3:09 PM

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Oct 8

Trailer to “Wings for the Navy…the Birth of Naval Aviation”

Friday, October 8, 2010 12:27 PM

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This is a trailer for the 25 minute video “Wings for the Navy …the Birth of Naval Aviation” which is being prepared for next year’s Centennial of Naval Aviation.

 
Sep 13

The Bombardment of Fort McHenry and the Star Spangled Banner, 13-14 September 1814

Monday, September 13, 2010 12:01 AM

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Following the capture of Washington in late August 1814, British expeditionary forces under Vice Admiral Alexander Cochrane moved to attack Baltimore. As the third largest American city and home to privateering operations that had netted over 500 British merchantmen, the Maryland port offered a tempting target for a destructive, retaliatory blow. Fort McHenry, a star-shaped masonry fortification guarding the entrance to Baltimore harbor, held the key to the city’s defenses. U.S. naval forces not only helped garrison Fort McHenry but manned shore and floating batteries protecting the water and land approaches to the American bastion. On 12 September the British… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Aug 25

Burning of Washington, 24-25 August 1814

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 12:01 AM

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Psychological and economic warfare, with the intention of deflecting American forces from the northern theater, rather than a desire to occupy territory, dominated British strategy in the Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. The Madison administration’s decision not to harness a force strong enough to repel British raids of coastal settlements left the bay vulnerable to repeated attacks. The inability of Secretary of War John Armstrong to plan for the defense of Washington prompted the British to risk an inland march to torch the American seat of power. A British invasion force landed at Benedict, Maryland, a port on… Read the rest of this entry »

 
Aug 23

The Frigates

Monday, August 23, 2010 7:50 AM

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Jul 22

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Surgeon’s Cockpit Aboard USS Constitution

Thursday, July 22, 2010 12:01 AM

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Jul 21

Special Tour of the USS Constitution’s Powder Magazine and Filling Room

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:01 AM

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Jul 9

USS Constitution Underway on the 4th of July

Friday, July 9, 2010 11:21 AM

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