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Decisive Battles: Cannae DVD

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  • Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 25 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: July 23, 2004

See how the Hannibal and his outnumbered forces dashed the vaunted legions in the greatest defeat ever suffered by Ancient Rome.

  • Examine the greatest conflicts in history.
  • Detailed re-enactments bring these pivotal moments to life.
  • Military historians, archeologists and other experts share their insights.


They are the moments where history was writ in blood. Where armies determined the fate of empires and men became legends. They are the DECISIVE BATTLES. Traveling the globe to explore every aspect of these legendary encounters, this bracing series reveals the tactics and introduces the commanders that led the way to victory.

At Cannae, Hannibal inflicted the greatest ever defeat on the forces of Rome. A mighty Roman army, 8 legions strong, marched out to crush the Carthaginian general on an open battlefield. Hannibal had far fewer men at his disposal, but nonetheless managed to encircle and annihilate the Roman forces. His tactics are still taught today.

NOTE: The momentary fade-to-black interstitials within this program (used on television to transition to commercial breaks) are completely normal and have been included on the DVD to preserve the original broadcast version of this program.

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