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CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH, POCAHONTAS AND THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA

CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH, POCAHONTAS AND THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA

He fought and beheaded three Turkish adversaries in duels. He was sold into slavery, then murdered his master to escape. He sailed under a pirate flag, was shipwrecked and marched to the gallows to be hanged, only to be reprieved at the eleventh hour. And all this happened before he was thirty years old. This is Captain John Smith's life. Today, award-winning BBC filmmaker and author, Peter Firstbrook, joins us to trace the adventurer's astonishing exploits across three continents, testing Smith's own writings against the historical and geographical reality on the ground.

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