to the Galafilm War of 1812 website!
Produced as a companion to
our four part documentary film production on the 1812 conflict, which
was directed by Brian McKenna, this site is intended for students, teachers
and anybody interested in this fascinating period of North American
can discover what happened and who was involved by reading the people
and stories, events and locations or background and ideas sections.
To help you visualize the stories weve compiled a wide variety
of paintings, original maps and first hand accounts. Then, get to the
heart of the conflict by reading the arguments presented by the historians
we interviewed, hearing sound clips from the film, and testing your
knowledge by playing our interactive quiz. For an overview on the War
of 1812 and why it started, we suggest you begin with the Introduction
In order to navigate this website properly, it is necessary to obtain
the Shockwave Plug-in. If you do not see the navigational bar below,
click here to download Shockwave.
Once you have the plug-in,
move your mouse over the bar and choose any of the six major sections:
and Stories, Events and Locations,
Background and Ideas, Exploration
and Quiz, or Image Gallery and Catalogues.