In September AD 9 half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest.
Three legions, comprising some 25,000 men under the Roman general Varus, were wiped out by an army of Germanic tribes under the leadership of Arminius.
This book offers an account of this battle, the historical background, and the implications of defeat.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 14/07/2008
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780750940160