Foot Soldier

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Military & War, World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This program, produced by the History Channel, examines the lives and challenges of the men who made up the Roman Legions. Who were these foot soldiers who patrolled the known world, from the Mediterranean in the south to the far reaches of Gaul in the Nnorth? Historians paint a picture of the rank and file, using journals and archeological evidence. Colorful reenactments bring to life the excitement of battles, as well as the routines of everyday life, as the foot soldiers waited for their next orders.



soldier, ancient-civilizations, ancient-history, legion, Roman-Empire, army, battle [war], Roman