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Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet DVD-R

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In the late 18th Century, "privateers" were ships commissioned by governments to pillage, steal and burn merchant vessels. But few people know that during the Revolutionary war one band of privateers sailed under the orders of one of our greatest statesmen: Benjamin Franklin.

In 1778, while ambassador to France, Franklin hired privateers to capture British sailors and use them to exchange for the Americans held by the British in insufferable conditions. National Geographic dives into the Irish Sea with a group of underwater explorers on an expedition to investigate this piece of little known American history.

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  • 1 disc; 45 minutes
  • Widescreen
  • TV-PG
  • © 2011

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Comments about Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet DVD-R:

I thought I was buying a dvd about pirates, but no. This is a video of a salvage recovery operation that only dug up a few pieces of metal. Ostensibly this was the ship of a privateer working for Franklin. That is the whole story in that sentence. Other than a scene of a costumed Franklin (shown over and over ad nauseum) and the deck of a ship, there is really no story here save for the very dull salvage operation which was like watching grass grow. Save your money.

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