On the bicentennial of the War of 1812 the CBC presents the documentary special, The War of 1812: Been There, Won That, a modern look at a 200-year-old war hosted by one of Canada's most accomplished and funniest actors, Peter Kelaghan. We explore the myths and mysteries, mayhem and marvels of this 'forgotten' war. We follow the twists and turns of the conflict, its rogues and rascals, heroes and martyrs and uncover stories of humour and horror, heroism and hubris. And we meet colourful characters who 200 years later still remember and celebrate the war in unexpected ways. Finally, we set the record straight on the burning question that still divides us from our former enemies (now our best pals and good neighbours) to the south: Who really did win the War of 1812? It's been called a lot of names - a strange war, a silly war. But it changed the course of our history and helped create Canada. It is an epic conflict that determined the fate of a continent and the tragic destiny of its first peoples.
Battlefields -- United States -- History -- War of 1812.
Brock, Isaac, Sir, 1769-1812.
Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768-1813.
United States -- History -- War of 1812.
Historical television programs.
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