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Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Real Story of the Last Stand of the 300 by: Patrick Swisher

Now many people have seen the movie "300", which tells the story of the 300 Spartan warriors who made a miraculous last stand against a mighty Perisan army. While the film was excellent, it was not hundred percent historically accurate. Actually the movie changed my historical facts and left out other key facts to the battle. The movie also did not give a background to what happened before the battle that led up to it. There were many years of preparation, work, and engineering feats to get the battle of the 300 Spartans underway.

This video above is by the History Channel. It sets up a timeline of events leading up the battle and then explains the real story of the battle and the 300 Spartans. It also looks at the Persians and how the movie made them look like such bad people, and they really were not. The video also looks at some of the engineering feats that made this battle possible. Everyone deserves to see what really happened in this battle and this video explains it all.

1 comment:

  1. "300" was one of my favorite movies and seeing how off the truth the movie was, really makes me question cinema. The real story of the 300 Spartans is not as magical as the movie makes it seem to be. They had a lot of help from the Athenians, and did not last as long as the movie makes it seem they did.