Last Stand of the 300 - The Legendary Battle at Thermopylae

Last Stand of the 300 - The Legendary Battle at Thermopylae

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The engrossing History Channel documentary Last Stand of the 300: The Legendary Battle at Thermopylae offers an unofficial counterpoint to the Hollywood blockbuster 300, starring Gerard Butler and Lena Headey. This documentary, like the feature, explores the legendary events that transpired in the year 480 B.C., when a legion of Greek city-states took on the forces of the Persian Empire at the pass of Thermopylae, defending itself successfully despite an overwhelming disadvantage in terms of battalion size. This nonfiction work recounts the tactical strategies that accounted for the Greeks' lengthy holdout, and utilizes both digital animation and dramatic reenactments to relay the thrilling story.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2007
UPC: 0733961772111
Original Release: 2007
Source: A&E Home Video
Presentation: [Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:31:00
Sales rank: 9,195

Special Features

Includes interviews with top historians; and authors, sharing insights on one of ; the most famous last stands of all time

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The History Channel Presents: Last Stand of the 300
1. Introduction [1:36]
2. The Stage is Set [8:59]
3. The Spartan Youth [8:59]
4. Reaching Out to Rivals [9:47]
5. Persians at Marathon [8:18]
6. The Battle is at Hand [10:41]
7. Building a Navy [10:46]
8. Afternoon Battle at Sea [10:14]
9. A Path to Destruction [6:31]
10. The Last Stand [6:35]
11. Greeks as One Nation [7:14]
12. Conclusion/Credits [:39]

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