The Alamo (1960): Colonel Travis's Speech

Colonel William B. Travis asks his men what it is they value so dearly that they are willing to fight, and possibly die, for prior to the Battle of The Alamo. He instills patriotism in his men and rallies for their tenacity as they revolt against the Mexican troops.

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  1. Why does Colonel Travis make his speech, and what does he accomplish from it?

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