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Combat - Battle of Thermopylae

Combat, at the time of the battle of Thermopylae, was hand-to- hand.  Wave after wave of Immortals died at the hands of the Spartans.  The Persians were not prepared for this type of fighting, and Xerxes was not pleased. 

As the battle at the "Hot Gates" continued, and more and more men were injured or died, the elite troops were left.  The Spartan 300 would fight to the death.

 


Media Credits

Clip from a documentary by the BBC, also broadcast by the History Channel, online courtesy ChaossHellas Channel at YouTube.  Copyright, BBC, all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes and to acquaint new viewers with the program.

 

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