Saturday, May 14, 2016

Ancient Special Forces

Today on Far Future Horizons we present another exciting episode of the acclaimed documentary series Ancient Discoveries which explores the elite military tactical teams of classical antiquity, trained to perform high-risk dangerous missions that conventional military units cannot perform.

In this instalment Ancient Discoveries, we examine  the ancient Roman navy SEAL technique of capturing enemy ships from underwater and replicate the feat with a champion free-diver who will work with ancient tools underwater on one breath for six minutes.

This documentary will attempt to solve one of History's greatest mysteries, the tactics of ancient Roman war dog units; we meet a historically savage breed of dog--the Mastiff--that may have been used on the battlefields of antiquity. Learn the secrets of the samurai sword--how it was made and how it became the most legendary blade in History.

We will also learn the secrets of the samurai sword, from how it was made to how it became the most legendary blade in history.

Finally, we build and test an ancient Horro - a Japanese device that could protect a galloping cavalryman from arrow fire, yet was only made from a billowing layer of thin silk.

This and other exciting episodes in the Ancient Discoveries series can be purchased on DVD from the History Channel’s online shop, or in special DVD collections available in the United Kingdom through

Ancient Discoveries - Ancient Special Forces 

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