Over the weekend I was finally able to catch up with the movie 300:Rise of an Empire. Not as good as the first one but navy battles are not easy to take to film.

I want to recommend one History Channel documentary that would cover both movies with the added benefit of relying more on history than fiction:  Last Stand of the 300: The Legendary Battle at Thermopylae. It is well done and informative even if it only lasts 90 minutes. You will learn not only what happened at the Gates of Fire, but the aftermath and the destruction of the Persian army and fleet. Basically Western Civilization was defined and saved there.

I think it is available in Netflix for those who commune with that. DVDs are quite cheap.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

4 thoughts on “Last Stand of the 300: The Legendary Battle at Thermopylae.”
  1. History Channel? Do they explain how it was Ancient Aliens that gave the Spartans special tech so they could defeat the Persians? Or how wagons carried timber to them across frozen lakes and then when giant tuna fishing in the Agean? I am so done with History (Channel, that is)

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