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The Great Commanders: Alexander the Great - The Battle of Issus (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | War  -  1993 (USA)
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Details the battle of Issus and demonstrates Alexander the Great's might in military thinking, planning, ordering, commanding and fighting against an ardent and intelligent foe. This is, ... See full summary »

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Details the battle of Issus and demonstrates Alexander the Great's might in military thinking, planning, ordering, commanding and fighting against an ardent and intelligent foe. This is, perhaps, Alexander's most famous battle. Pays special attention to Macedonian weaponry. Written by SindyMac

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The Good 'Great Commanders'
4 July 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this series of six documentaries charting the most famous battles of history's greatest commanders.

They are presented chronologically: Alexander and the Battle of Issus, Julius Caesar and the Battle of Alesia, Napoleon and the Battle of Austerlitz, Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, Ulysses S. Grant and the Battle of the Wilderness and Georgi Zhukov and the Battle of Berlin. Each programme gives a brief background to the commander and then presents the battle in question through a series of computer graphics and commentary, often from sources written or recorded by participants. Each battle has been highlighted as a pivotal moment in history, such as Julius Caesar at Alesia changing European history through to Ulysses Grant's understanding of the modern concept of 'total war'.

The narration by Brain Cox is excellent and the expert contributors are also very interesting in their observations.

This series would be an excellent addition to anyone interested in military history.


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