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The battle of Canne – the worst Roman defeat

August 2, 216 BC, the plain of Canne, near the river Ofanto. An army of 8 legions sent from Rome, and led by the consuls Emilio Paolo and Terenzio Varrone, are surrounded by a very delicate and deadly pincer movement conceived by Hannibal.

It will be the worst defeat in the history of Rome.

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United States Wars

The Atrocities of War – Interview with Donatella Rovera

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Click on the image to view the Democracy Now! interview with Donatella Rovera, senior crisis response advisor at Amnesty International