Alamo

A pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution, the Siege and Battle of The Alamo is one of those legacy events generally accepted as a defining moment in the formation of the American character and culture.  This program follows the story of the Alamo from the capture of the garrison and its commander, Mexican Army General Cos, through its fortification and siege in the possession of the Texian joint command of Colonel James Bowie, LTC William B. Travis, and Former Congressman David Crockett, to the massacre of its 180-260 defenders under Mexican General Santa Anna.  The leadership focus on the Texian side is on effective execution in spite of severely limited resources, determination, and tactical innovation in an attempt to overcome insurmountable odds. From the Mexican perspective the focus is on underestimating the competition, as well as on the power of complacency and inflexibility to undermine operational effectiveness. The battlefield in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio, even today, amid the concrete and steel, still resounds with the cry “Remember the Alamo!”.