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[01/23/09 - 02:16 PM]
They Didn't Just Wage WaR... They Invented IT. Battles Bc Premieres Monday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT on History(Tm)
The new series "uses a stunning graphic style comparable to 300, the hit feature film, to show leaders from the ancient world in some of the greatest conflicts in history."

[via press release from History]

They Didn't Just Wage War... They Invented It. BATTLES BC Premieres Monday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT on HISTORY�

Battles and Warriors of the Ancient World Brought To Life with Stylized Animation Technique

New York, January 23, 2009 � Their feats are legendary. Serving as a blueprint for warfare thousands of years later, the strategic military prowess of ancient warriors are still analyzed today. The new HISTORY� series, BATTLES BC, uses a stunning graphic style comparable to 300, the hit feature film, to show leaders from the ancient world in some of the greatest conflicts in history. The eight episode series premieres Monday, March 9th at 9pm ET/PT on HISTORY.

These are the tales of historic battles and bloodshed. Now, with cutting edge animation techniques, and the expertise of military historians� BATTLES BC explores the strategies, tactics and weapons used by ancient commanders such as Hannibal, David, Caesar and Alexander. The truths and myths behind these heroes and villains are brought to life, in dramatic and epic proportions.

BATTLES BC provides fresh insight into the icons and events that helped shape the course of ancient history. Upcoming episodes include:

BATTLES BC � HANNIBAL: THE ANNIHILATOR

Premieres Monday, March 9 at 9:00pm ET/PT: Hannibal's merciless attacks on Roman soil dealt a near fatal blow to the soon-to-be Empire. Sworn by his father to a blood oath against the Romans, Hannibal of Carthage does the unthinkable... he marches 40 war elephants and a massive army over the Alps to gain an element of surprise. In three key battles� Hannibal uses terrain, intimidation and his iron will to annihilate the Roman Legions, killing every Roman soldier that he possibly can.

BATTLES BC � DAVID: GIANT SLAYER

Premieres Monday, March 16th at 9:00pm ET/PT: It's 1000 BC and the Israelites are battling the Philistines. After wresting control of the throne of Israel in a bloody civil war, David moves quickly to exterminate his enemies. He crucifies anyone who challenges his right to the throne and then turns his sword on his political enemies. Finally, David sets his sites on a new target� the beautiful, Bathsheba, but she is already married. For someone like David this is a minor impediment. He sends her husband to his death in battle, a battle that eventually propels Israel into becoming an empire.

BATTLES BC � CAESAR: SUPER SIEGE

Premieres Monday, March 23rd at 9:00pm ET/PT: It's 52 BC and the great Roman Commander Julius Caesar is butchering is way through Gaul. Thanks in large part to the iron will of Caesar, the Romans complete their long quest for total Mediterranean dominance, defeating the Gauls in the final battle of the Gallic Wars. For a period of time though, Gallic victory seemed possible. Out-numbering the Romans five to one, they held the high ground, on the hilltop fortress city of Alesia. Caesar besieges Alesia, however, and builds a wall around the city cutting it off from all possible supply lines. When Gallic reinforcements arrive to break the blockade, Caesar puts a startling twist on his strategy by constructing a second wall between his army and the reinforcements. It is siege upon siege, but Caesar knows the Romans, although fewer in numbers, are better supplied.

BATTLES BC � ALEXANDER: LORD OF WAR

Premieres Monday, March 30th at 9:00pm ET/PT: In 327 BC, Greece goes head-to-head with India in Alexander the Great's final campaign. As Alexander leads his armies into India, he faces one of the most difficult tactical challenges any ground commander can confront� a forced river-crossing, a raging thunder storm and a vicious enemy. Alexander is able to deceive the Indian General Porus into believing that they would not attempt a crossing, instead he maneuvers his infantry across the river at night� catching the Indian Legions unaware. Victory is at hand thanks to this strategic brilliance.

BATTLES BC � JOSHUA: EPIC SLAUGHTER

Premieres Monday, April 6th at 9:00pm ET/PT: It's 1225 BC, and it's the Israelites against the Canaanites. In the first battles of the bloody conquest of the Promised Land, Joshua utilizes spies, secrets and deception. The walls of Jericho are said to be impenetrable, but not to Joshua. Under the cover of night, he sends in two spies who infiltrate the city and help Joshua take the impenetrable fortress down from the inside. Joshua then sets his sights on Ai, another Canaanite stronghold. After his reconnaissance team is massacred, Joshua again employs deception to defeat the clever Canaanites.

On history.com, the BATTLES BC website will include a photo gallery, discussion board and fast facts on the warriors and battles featured in the show.

BATTLES BC is produced for HISTORY by Four in Hand Entertainment Group, Inc Executive Producer for HISTORY is Susan Werbe

HISTORY� and HISTORY HD� are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as Ax Men, Battle 360, The Universe, Cities of The Underworld and Ice Road Truckers, as well as acclaimed specials including 102 Minutes That Changed America, King, Life After People, 1968 with Tom Brokaw, Nostradamus:2012 and Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, four Primetime Emmy� Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy� Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History� campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's latest initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY web site, located at www.history.com, is the definitive historical online source that delivers entertaining and informative content featuring broadband video, interactive timelines, maps, games, podcasts and more.





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