Dramatic documentary retraces the battle of theAlamo in the words of those who fought it -- from Colonel William Travis's letters to the diaries of Mexico's Lieutenant Della Pina. Travel back in time to the fateful winter of 1836 when Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and others met the army of mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Fewer than 200 Texians, as they called themselves, engaged close to 3,000 Mexican soldiers. The tension of the siege of the Alamo was intense, lasting 13 days. Yet the climax occurred in a battle lasting less than a single hour. This stirring story was filmed inside the Alamo itself --the first film allowed to use the actual buildings, grounds and historical artifacts of the Alamo. Extensive dramatic recreations bring to life the tense stand-off and battle. Narrated by Hal Holbrook.