This clip, originally aired as part of the April 8, 1957 episode of "Texas in Review," commemorates the anniversary of the Goliad massacre. A number of guns, sabers, knives, and other military accouterments are displayed for the camera as the narrator recounts the story of the defeat of Colonel James Fannin's army at the battle of Coleto, and the subsequent massacre of an additional 342 men at Presidio La Bahia on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1836. It was this defeat in the Texas struggle for independence from Mexico that gave rise to the famous battle cry "Remember the Alamo, Remember Goliad."
"Texas in Review" was a television series sponsored by the Humble Oil & Refining Company. Originally produced in a news-like format by Fort Worth's Channel 5, the series was later given to the Jamieson Film Company, who developed its newsreel and TV-magazine style. For five years, Jamieson produced the program in its entirety (writing, filming, editing), until recession-induced budget cuts caused Humble Oil to cancel it in 1958. While on air in Dallas, it enjoyed the prime time spot between the popular "Burns & Allen" and "I Love Lucy."