Based on the lifetime's work of leading military historian John Keegan and narrated by Walter Cronkite, this wide-ranging series addresses the question of why men fight wars, and how these wars have formed the world we inhabit. Tracing the history of war and civilization over 3,000 years, the series is shot on location in Mongolia, Japan, Europe and North and South America.
This 8-part series takes an in-depth look at the history of warfare. Shot on location around the world, each episode examines various developments in the evolution of armed conflict - from technological breakthroughs to tactical innovations - while simultaneously exploring how and why the major military campaigns of the past 3,000 years were fought. Based on the research of military historian John Keegan ("Face of Battle", "The History of Warfare"). Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Stephen Trombley (Nuremberg), and narrated by broadcasting legend Walter Cronkite.

Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and Samurai Warriors
The introduction of the horse to war explodes the boundaries of where a war can be fought, and military geniuses Attila the Hun and Genghis Khan take full advantage of this powerful new weapon.

Film Duration: 52 min