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White House BurningOf all the major wars of the modern era the war between Britain and the United States which began in 1812 and lasted almost three years must be one of the least talked about and most forgotten. For obvious reasons neither the US nor Britain were anxious to revive its memory, yet it constituted a major conflict between the two nations, was fought on land and sea, ranged from the shores of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, and involved the destruction of Washington DC by British forces. 
This talk will look at the background to and progress of this conflict, a war that played a huge part in forging Americans’ sense of their own identify, and gave them their naval tradition, their flag, and their National Anthem.

Brian MacGabhann
Thurs 23rd  Jan 2014