November 2011
Military History;Nov2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p64
The article presents an account of the second Punic War in 218 to 202 BC where Carthaginian military commander Hannibal repeatedly defeated Rome's best armies and explains why he still failed to win the war in the city of Rome itself. It describes the Carthaginian advance through Italy marked by several victories over Roman units. It narrates the ambush of Flaminius and his 15,000 Roman soldiers against Hannibal's toll of 1,500-2,000 men at the Battle of Lake Trasimene on June 21, 217 BC.


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