Great Battles in History

Cannae, Part 7-The Battle of Cannae

October 04, 2020 Darryl Dee Season 1 Episode 2
Great Battles in History
Cannae, Part 7-The Battle of Cannae
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Great Battles in History
Cannae, Part 7-The Battle of Cannae
Oct 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
Darryl Dee

In 216 BCE, the Roman Republic made a maximum military effort. It raised the largest army in its history and sent it to destroy Hannibal Barca. The Carthaginian warlord also wanted to fight a decisive battle. On August 2, the Roman and Carthaginian armies clashed near the hill town of Cannae in southern Italy. At the end of the day, the Roman army had been completely wiped out.

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In 216 BCE, the Roman Republic made a maximum military effort. It raised the largest army in its history and sent it to destroy Hannibal Barca. The Carthaginian warlord also wanted to fight a decisive battle. On August 2, the Roman and Carthaginian armies clashed near the hill town of Cannae in southern Italy. At the end of the day, the Roman army had been completely wiped out.