An invasion on September 11
First Invasion: The War of 1812
World Premiere Special on The History Channel
Sunday, September 12 at 9pm ET/PT
On September 11, the United States faced attack. The invasion was launched not by a group of international terrorists, but rather by the greatest military power of the day, the British. On September 11, 1814, the British threatened Americas sovereignty and the independence of its former colonies. Outnumbered, outclassed and out-armed, with the capital in flames and the president on the run, the young nation was pushed to disaster. The two-hour world premiere FIRST INVASION: THE WAR OF 1812 recounts this key turning point in the history of America. FIRST INVASION: THE WAR OF 1812 airs Sunday, September 12 at 9pm ET/PT on The History Channel.
FIRST INVASION: THE WAR OF 1812 features commentary from historians and authors including Christopher George, one of the foremost experts on the War of 1812; Washington D.C. historian Anthony Pitch; Timothy Pickles, expert on the British military; Ralph Ketcham, one of the leading authorities on President James Madison; Martin OMalley, Mayor of Baltimore; Scott Sheads, ranger/historian, Ft. McHenry; Jackson historian Robert V. Remini; and historians Steven Abolt, James L. Kochan; Larry L. Nelson and Libby OConnell.
FIRST INVASION: THE WAR OF 1812 is produced by Native Sun Productions for The History Channel®. Executive Producer for The History Channel is Dolores Gavin. Director/Executive Producer is Gary L. Foreman. Narrator is Edward Herrmann.
For more information visit: www.historychannel.com/1812