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The Alamo Documentary


On March 6, 1836 the 13-day siege of the Alamo ended. Among the dead were three men destined to become martyrs and heroes: David Crockett, James Bowie and William B. Travis. Cries of Remember the Alamo! would eventually fuel an American victory over Mexico. The Alamo and its defenders grew into enduring symbols of courage and sacrifice in the face of overwhelming odds.

Controversy has always been part of the history and legend of the Alamo. Whether they hold traditional or revisionist views, people are passionate about their opinions.

~Were Crockett, Travis and Bowie a “Holy Trinity” or less than perfect human beings?
~Why were Tejanos like Juan Seguin, who fought for Texas liberty alongside the Anglos, virtually ignored in history books until recently?
~How did Crockett die?
~Did Travis draw a line in the sand?
~How many defenders were really there, and how many attackers?
~Did everyone die, or were there survivors?

Since 1836, the Alamo and its heroes have been immortalized in countless poems, songs, plays, books and movies. The films of Walt Disney starring Fess Parker inspired a Davy Crockett craze that covered the nation with coon skin caps and merchandise ranging from games to salt shakers to ladies underwear.


*Interviews with authors, historians, anthropologists, reenactors, collectors, and others contrast and collide as history meets myth meets popular culture.
*See rare photos and movie clips from the collection of Alamo author and historian, Frank Thompson.
*Tour the Alamo grounds in San Antonio, Texas with curator/historian, Bruce Winders.
*Watch highlights of a Battle of Bejar reenactment staged by the San Antonio Living History Association.
*Visit rare, private collections of period weapons, uniforms, movie costumes (including John Wayne’s), props, posters, artwork, and Crockett craze memorabilia.

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  1. K. Gittins says

    Remember the Alamo – forget this DVD 0

  2. Info32545 says

    Investigates the Alamo as no other documentary has done! 0

  3. Rebekah Lee "Rebel 1" says

    One of the worst documentaries I have ever seen 0

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