- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: July 18, 2004
This feature-length special plunges viewers into the strange world of mercenaries.
- Former mercenaries and modern ''security professionals'' share their stories.
- An extraordinary look at past, present and future of hired guns.
- See how the modern military is increasingly dependent on paid fighters.
They have walked countless battlefields throughout history. They faced Rome's vaunted legions, and sometimes battled alongside Caesar's troops. They played a key role in the American Revolution. And they famously fought in the many struggles that peppered Africa's bloody emergence from colonial rule. They are SOLDIERS FOR HIRE.
This feature-length special probes the strange world of the mercenary from ancient times until today. Discover the role they played in many of history's greatest battles, and examine the controversy over the exploding use of private ''security forces'' in Iraq. With private companies billing upwards of $100 billion a year to provide armed agents to corporate and government clients, this is the golden age of the hired gun.