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Ben Franklin's Pirate Fleet

In the 18th century, privateers were commissioned by governments to pillage, steal and burn merchant vessels. But few people know that one band sailed directly under the orders of Benjamin Franklin. In 1778, while ambassador to France, he hired privateers to capture British sailors and use them to exchange for prisoners of war. In “Ben Franklin’s Pirate Fleet”, viewers will dive into the Irish Sea with a group of underwater explorer to investigate this little known piece of American history...

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