History Classics: Ancient Discoveries - War In

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Though many instinctively type the world of antiquity as primitive, classical historians insist that this was not so - arguing that the ancestors of contemporary man demonstrated a cunning, at times fearsome comprehension of engineering and human logistics. This was particularly true in the military sphere, evidenced by the creation of massive, indomitable navies and armies, the origin of the modern tank millennia ago, and much more. The eight History Channel documentaries in this set explore the details belying ...
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Overview

Though many instinctively type the world of antiquity as primitive, classical historians insist that this was not so - arguing that the ancestors of contemporary man demonstrated a cunning, at times fearsome comprehension of engineering and human logistics. This was particularly true in the military sphere, evidenced by the creation of massive, indomitable navies and armies, the origin of the modern tank millennia ago, and much more. The eight History Channel documentaries in this set explore the details belying such innovations. Subtopics include the development of Japanese ninja assassins, the extraordinary career of an Italian man who encoded cryptic messages on the insides of eggs, the employment of early grenades centuries ago, history's first ski commandos, and more. Producers obtained much of the information and reconstruct many of the details through sophisticated archaeological digs and discussions with classical historians.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/15/2011
  • UPC: 733961256307
  • Source: A&E Home Video
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 6:16:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 25,295

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Disc One: Ancient Chinese Super Ships/Ancient Tank Tech
1. Introduction [:55]
2. Ancient Weapons [10:00]
3. Innovative Warships and Mines [11:33]
4. Technological King of Ships [6:15]
5. Treasure Fleet Theories [6:23]
6. Mystery of the Chinese Junk [9:43]
1. Introduction [1:00]
2. The Elephant Tank [9:08]
3. Siege Engines [6:02]
4. Medieval Tanks [7:23]
5. Ancient Bulletproof Armor [11:05]
6. Defeating the Ancient Tanks [10:11]
Disc #2 -- Disc Two: Ancient Secret Agents/Ancient Special Forces
1. Introduction [1:06]
2. The Ninja [9:38]
3. Gaius Pontius [7:11]
4. Cracking Secret Messages [7:29]
5. Ticking Time Bombs [7:48]
6. Getting the Message Home [11:36]
1. Introduction [1:01]
2. Replicating Ancient Diving [10:14]
3. Jungle Warfare [9:41]
4. Samurai Swords [6:01]
5. Dogs of War [6:48]
6. Testing the Japanese Horo [11:04]
Disc #3 -- Disc Three: Ancient Super Navies/Ancient Mega-Fort
1. Introduction [:40]
2. Korean Turtle Ships [9:16]
3. Kublai Khan's Fleet [8:57]
4. Roman Naval Combat [8:37]
5. Underwater Assault Tech [8:39]
6. Testing the Diving Bell [8:37]
1. Introduction [:54]
2. Glory of Rome [10:40]
3. What Made Britian Great [8:34]
4. Hidden Fortress [7:19]
5. Firepower [7:33]
6. The Bombard [9:51]
Disc #4 -- Disc Four: Ancient Death Machines/Ancient Commandos
1. Introduction [:39]
2. Combat and Terror Weapons [9:27]
3. Greek Fire [8:44]
4. Land Mines [7:30]
5. Death Chariots [9:00]
6. Taker of Cities [9:24]
1. Introduction [1:13]
2. First Ski Commandos [10:44]
3. Humble Stirup [10:23]
4. Naftun Grenades [6:23]
5. Art of Deception [6:41]
6. Venturing into the Volcano [9:23]
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Disc #1 -- Disc One: Ancient Chinese Super Ships/Ancient Tank Tech
   Ancient Chinese Super Ships
   Ancient Tank Tech
Disc #2 -- Disc Two: Ancient Secret Agents/Ancient Special Forces
   Ancient Secret Agents
   Ancient Special Forces
Disc #3 -- Disc Three: Ancient Super Navies/Ancient Mega-Fort
   Ancient Super Navies
   Ancient Mega-Fort
Disc #4 -- Disc Four: Ancient Death Machines/Ancient Commandos
   Ancient Death Machines
   Ancient Commandos
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