The hard winter of 1777, when the Continental Army was camped at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was a turning point in the Revolution, the moment when new drills and regulations turned a ragtag collection of ill-supplied amateurs into a professional fighting force capable of winning a war. This program tells this important story from the perspective of Baron Friedrich von Steuben, the Prussian immigrant with the unusual home life whom Washington tasked with achieving that critical transformation.