“DECISION” considers George Washington’s decision-making process to go ahead with the surprise attack in the determinative Battle of Trenton. Rumored that the plan was actually the idea of his doctor and friend, Hugh Mercer, whose life was lost the following week at the Battle of Princeton, George listened to counsel and made the final call
On a frigid December 25-26, 1776 George Washington stood on the banks of the Delaware River in midst of an unanticipated nor’easter to contemplate the risks and strategize the attacks that would be the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Facing a ten-mile march with tired and hungry troops, cannons and horses, while three hours behind schedule in extremely bad weather, Washington decides to “push on.”
In that moment, he changed history.