After multiple acts of rebellion against the Brittish government, troops are sent into the land to take back control.
CBS reporters are on hand to tell the story of the rebellion, and the violence that has run rampant in response to the Brittish demands.
Americans have been hiding supplies for days in anticipation of hostilities. A story of a secretive underground is told, without divulging too many details, of course. The ragtag army of the colonists is described.
In Lexington, the Brittish army regulars are approaching. Local militiamen are operating under strict orders not to shoot unless out of defense. The pivotal moment will be whether the troops continue to march through town, or if they will stop and create friction. Sure enough, the troops stop, demand the locals lay down their arms, and a gunfight breaks out. Reporters give the descriptive voiceover as the hectic events unfold.