The Last Stand of the 300 Spartans

2007 History 1.99K Views 2 Comments
It is almost impossible to understand how 300 Spartans managed to hold off the million-man Persian army for even a moment, much less seven days. To a man they paid with their lives but their stunning Last Stand assured that their sacrifice would resonate throughout history. Relying on brilliant tactics, lifelong training, and unshakable allegiance, the doomed Spartans achieved the impossible.

The Battle of Thermopylae is literally a textbook case, required reading even to this day at military colleges and officer training around the world. Now, The History Channel offers a definitive perspective on the epic conflict with this instructive and thrilling feature-length presentation.

Transporting dramatizations and incisive graphics put you in the heat of the battle and show the lay of the land. The complications and strategies of the conflict are revealed through careful analysis, and critical moments are reconstructed to show exactly what happened. Discover what the Spartans were fighting for, what made them capable of such heroics acts.


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  • Ladyblueofavalon 5 years ago

    Would really be nice if someone monitored this site regularly for broken links and docs that have been removed.  I know it's a free site, and I appreciate that.  Just find it rather frustring to find a doc you're excited about, only to find it's not viewable.

  • Dannyderay 6 years ago

    link broken :(