Original Release Date: January 1, 2005
Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 21 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: July 31, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Description by OLDIES.com:
Over the course of 113 historic days in 1898, the United States established itself for the first time as a true international power, expanding American reach around the globe. The major battles of the war were fought simultaneously in Cuba and the Philippines, proving the might of a newly reorganized U.S. Navy. From the sinking of the USS Maine to the Battle of Manila Bay and the Rough Riders' legendary charge up San Juan Hill, some of the most iconic stories and images of the new American superpower were forged in this short war. In THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR: FIRST INTERVENTION, THE HISTORY CHANNEL® presents the conflict that set a precedent for American intervention in foreign engagements, the results of which continue to resonate today.
Historians and other expert commentators provide illuminating thoughts on the Spanish-American War on this History Channel presentation. Many of the key battles are analyzed in detail, and the discussion of the long-reaching effects of the war shows how the conflict helped put America in a strong political position.