Alésia, victory of a defeat (LCP)

Alésia, victory of a defeat (LCP)

Alésia, victory from a defeat, documentary broadcast this evening by the LCP channel looks back on one of the most famous battles in the history of our country and, paradoxically, a defeat. In 52 BC, Vercingetorix faced Caesar. About 300,000 men are engaged in this combat which results in a surrender of the Gallic forces. Vercingetorix is ​​taken prisoner; he died of strangulation six years later, after a parade to the glory of Caesar ...

Computer-generated images, 3D modeling and comments from specialists in support, this documentary plunges the viewer into the siege and then the assaults, and also draws the fate of this confrontation, which will serve to the birth of the myth of "our ancestors the Gauls. ". Fallen into oblivion, this battle is unearthed by a Napoleon III passionate about archeology, in search of a new hero for the nation. He appointed a commission responsible for finding the site, carrying out the first excavations and erected Vercingétorix as an emblem of national identity. The directors, Marie-Eve Chamard and Philippe Kieffer, are initially reluctant to return to the controversy over the location of Alésia (the location remains disputed), but when they finally approach it, the elements provided fully prevail. membership.

Alesia, victory from a defeat, Saturday, November 20 at 10 p.m. on LCP Public Senate. Replay on the 21st at 6:00 p.m.

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