from the Teutoburg Forest

Gabriel, Richard A.
September 2008
Military History;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p17
This article explores the defeat of the Roman legions by the Germanic tribes at the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. Roman general Publius Quintilius Varus marched his men to open ground, hoping to draw the Germans into battle. Arminius instead sent skirmishers to harass the Romans. Arminius then ordered a general attack, and thousands of his men poured down from the hillside, turning the Roman retreat into a rout. German horsemen slaughtered the fleeing Roman cavalry units.


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