- 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: February 3, 2006
History nearly repeats as, one year after Custer’s Last Stand, the US Infantry again finds itself on the losing end of a clash with righteous and deadly Indians.
- Settles longstanding controversies and definitively solves historical puzzles.
- Utilizes cutting-edge technology from diverse fields of research.
- The definitive analysis of the Battle of Big Hole, August 1877.
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.
With the slaughter of Custer’s forces fresh in their memory, the US 7th Infantry undertook the eviction of Nez Perce Indians in southwest Montana with a mix of vengefulness and fearful caution. Respecting their foe’s deadliness, the detachment carefully planned an aggressive campaign, its brutal intensity meant to overwhelm and avoid a repeat of Custer’s fate. The early-morning sneak attack began according to plan, but by day’s end the 196-strong force was under siege, pinned down by a small group of warriors in a clump of trees.
How did the Infantry fail despite knowing the Indians’ fearsome potential? What became of their aborted mission? Using the latest detailed forensic research, BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES reveals why things nearly ended in disaster for the Army at the Battle of Big Hole.