Benjamin Franklin

Franklin Hears About Washington’s Victory at Yorktown

Clip | 2m 39s  | Video has closed captioning.

In November 1781, Franklin heard news of the victory at Yorktown, the decisive battle of the American Revolution that was won by the combined forces of the French military and George Washington’s Continental Army. Back in 1778, Franklin had secured the alliance that brought France into the war, and without the French Army and Navy, the outcome at Yorktown would not have been possible.

Aired: 04/04/22

Rating: NR


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