Command Decisions (2004): S01E08 – Battle of Marathon


Introduction

Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history.

Outline

The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. The battle was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece. The Greek army inflicted a crushing defeat on the more numerous Persians, marking a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars.

Command Decisions Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 10 September 2004.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Running Time: 30 minutes (18-22 minutes minus adverts).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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