Monday, December 21, 2015

Old Ironsides

While looking around the internet for more information and pictures for the upcoming DANG Shores of Tripoli game, I came across a lot of interesting stuff.

One fun item I found was a post on the Naval History blog about a 1926 movie on the USS Constitution called Old Ironsides.

The post had a link to the final battle scene between the Americans, on the Constitution, and the Tripoli pirates. While there are a lot of non-historical items in the film, there are some interesting historical references, including a nod to the legend of Reuben James and the use of the captured Intrepid to try to blow up some Barbary gunboats.

If you have about 20 minutes, it is a fun watch. Here is the scene:

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