- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: January 13, 2006
Ancient Rome’s most brilliant general is outnumbered five-to-one and emerges victorious. Exactly how did Julius Caesar do it?
- Settles longstanding controversies and definitively solves historical puzzles.
- Utilizes cutting-edge technology from diverse fields of research.
- The definitive analysis of the Battle of Alesia, 52 BC.
Where soldiers die, history is made. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES offers a remarkably fresh and exhilarating look at the most fascinating conflicts in history by focusing on the bloody ground where they were waged. This groundbreaking series definitively re-examines what we think we know about history’s great clashes. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES redefines the military documentary by utilizing every possible technique – demonstrations, reenactments, advanced forensic and historical analysis, and more – to perfectly clarify battles from the legendary to the obscure.
To the victor go not only the spoils, but the chance to dictate history, to create the version of events that will be passed down through generations as unquestionable truth. Such was the case when Rome’s supreme general, Julius Caesar, defeated a quarter million Gauls at Alesia with fifty-thousand Roman soldiers. Extraordinary indeed, but until now we’ve had to rely only on Caesar’s account of the battle that shaped the map of modern Europe.
How did he do it? BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES challenges the word of Caesar and the weight of history with recent archaeological discoveries, systematic analysis of Roman warfare, and extraordinary photographic evidence that reveal the secrets of Caesar’s success. In this amazing episode, gain knowledge that has been lost for two thousand years.