Defeat in Victory - The battle of Cannae

Cauldron - A Military History Podcast

Aug 12 2018 • 47 mins

The brilliant general Hannibal Barca uses an incredible command of tactics to defeat a Roman Army twice his size. By utterly destroying an army of 80,000 Hannibal believed he could bring Rome to her knees. With the amount of blood spilt on this southern Italian plain, it's shocking that the defeat at Cannae didn't break Rome but in fact Cannae made Rome stronger. Thanks for listening and don't forget to check out the Patreon!