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The first of America’s two invasions

Duration: 02:11

Only twice has America been successfully invaded by outside enemy forces. Once was 11 September 2001. The previous occasion was August 1814, when the British burned the White House.

Available since: Fri 30 Aug 2013

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Book of the Week When Britain Burned the White House, Episode 1

1/5 August 1814. The United States wakes to find the Royal Navy moored in Chesapeake Bay.

First broadcast: 02 Sep 2013

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