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A History of the Navy in 100 Objects
A History of the Navy in 100 Objects

Object 22: Battle of the Models: Constitution and Guerriere Square Off

The 4th of July is one of the most loved and inspiring days of the year in the United States. However, in the early stages of the War of 1812, patriotism proved difficult, and inspiration was in scarce supply. USS Constitution's victory over HMS Guerriere helped coalesce and inspire the American citizens to fight against the British.

Battle of the Models: Constitution and Guerriere Square Off

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