No shortlist of the greatest generals in history would be complete with out the name of Hannibal. This film shows why he was both feared and respected by his enemies. Hannibal’s tactical genius is illustrated with the latest three-dimensional graphics technology and exciting dramatic reconstructions of his victories.
This is the story of the General who took on the might of Rome. Hannibal led his forces, including a squadron of elephants, through France, over the Alps and into the heart of Italy. For 15 years he fought the Romans using their own country as his battlefield and his base. With his small forces, he destroyed larger well-trained Roman Armies with almost contemptuous ease. This feature length special also shows how Rome, after defeating Hannibal, destroyed the city of Carthage and attempted to wipe out an entire civilisation.