CONGREVE'S INCENDIARY ROCKETS-1806. BY 1806 SIR WILLIAM CONGREVE HAD DEVELOPED A REATLY IMPROVED INCENDIARY ROCKET WHICH THE BRITISH NAVY USED IN BESIEGING NAPOLEON''S HEADQUARTERS AT BOULOGNE, FRANCE. MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE CITY WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE IN HIS ATTACK CARRIED OUT WITH SLIGHT BRITISH LOSSES.

Episode 22: Why We Sing About Rockets

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A war in India, 18th Century aerospace, and why everybody knows a song about rockets.

Narrator: Nancy O’Kane

Production Notes

  • Music by United States Army Fife & Drum Corps, “The President’s March” and “The Rights of Man”
  • Coastal attacks created with Video Copilot FlightKit explosions videos
  • “The Star Spangl’d Banner” performed by the United States Marine Band

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