Deep in the Germanic forest three Roman Legions are ambushed and wiped out during a massive thunderstorm in 9 CE. Since then, Rome never again attempted to conquer the Germanic territories east of the Rhine river.
What created this resounding defeat and why did the Roman historians depict The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest as “The Varian Disaster”?
The Lost Legions journey back in time to the Teutoburg Forest in 9 CE, and reconstructs the battle while deconstructing the history of the battle.
History tells us that after the battle ended in defeat for the Roman legions, the severed head of Roman General Varus was sent back to Rome in a box.
The entire Roman campaign to bring Germania into the Empire was stopped dead in its tracks.
Because of these turn of events, an echo through time facilitated a boundary between Latin and Germanic Europe which exists even to this day.
- Release date2013
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Brian Rice
- Part of the seriesPerfect Storms: Disasters That Changed the World
- Also known asThe Varian Disaster