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The War of 1812: USS Chesapeake vs. HMS Shannon

  • 45m 19s
  • 2005
  • TV-PG
  • CC

With just under 11 minutes of fighting, why was the battle between Britain's HMS Shannon and the USS Chesapeake at Boston Harbor so ferocious and bloody? Scientists and historians combine efforts to solve the mystery.

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