Quest for the Lost Roman Legions: Discovering the Varus Battlefield

Quest for the Lost Roman Legions: Discovering the Varus Battlefield

by Tony Clunn

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ISBN-13: 9781611210088
Publisher: Savas Beatie
Publication date: 09/19/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 414
Sales rank: 551,402
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Tony Clunn joined the army at age 15, and at 17 joined the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment. After 22 years of Regimental service he took a Queen’s commission for a further ten years and retired in the late 1990s with the rank of Major. He is employed by the British Army in Osnabruck and serves as a consultant at Kalkriese. In 1996, Clunn was presented with the Member of the Royal Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II; The German Order of Merit in 1997; and the German Medal of Honor in 1999.

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The Quest for the Lost Roman Legions: Discovering the Varus Battlefield 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
J_Intili More than 1 year ago
Tony Clunn has done an outstanding job with this book. In 9 AD, three Roman Legions under the command of P. Quintilius Varus were led into a murderous ambush by the duplicitous treachery of the German warlord Arminius whose objective was to rid his country of Roman occupation. While the location of the Varus Battlefield had been one of the great historical mysteries and a matter of conjecture for nearly twenty centuries, Major Clunn was the individual ultimately responsible for its definitive discovery. The story of how this transpired and of its significance for the subsequent course of European history makes for very compelling reading. The fact that the author is the very man responsible for its discovery makes this book, by nature of it's authenticity, the definitive work on the subject. In addition, Major Clunn draws the reader directly into the battle as it unfolds by skillfully alternating and interweaving the factual accounts of his archeological discoveries with an intriguing historical novel of how events may have unfolded during the actual battle two thousand years ago. I found myself unable to put this book down. Very highly recommended.
KatieWallace on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Half the book is a non-fiction account of the author's work as an amateur archeologist in locating an ancient battlefield. The other half is a fictional dramatization of the last battle of the famous lost legions of Varus. I only bought this book because I heard the author speak and I'm interested in the subject, but his writing is plain lousy.