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The Battle of Marathon: The Defense of the West - Battle of Marathon Animated

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The battle of marathon was one of the most pivotal battles in history. A much outnumbered Athenian force stood against what was, for the time, a massive army and held their own. Then having won the battle, the victorious Athenians ran a literal marathon back to Athens to defend it from a second Persian army.

Quite the impressive feat, and a battle that preserved democracy and western culture. Had Persia taken Greece the western experiment of 'democracy' may never have happened.

Sources:
'The Most Famous Battles of the Ancient World: Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Cannae, and the Teutoburg Forest' - Charles River Editors

'The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World' - Edward Shepherd Creasy

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I'm Imperial Scribe, I make animations about military and naval history as well as war theory. I put out 1-2 major battle videos per month with a number of shorter videos in between.

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Music (outro):
FarAway - Copyrightfreemusic
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Stock sound effects:
https://freesound.org/

May include miscellaneous licensed stock art.

Information is derived from a number of historical sources including websites, historians, and literature. The fog of history is a real thing, even relatively recent events often have sources in disagreement or relying on one another. When possible information is derived from first-hand sources and where not possible information is found by taking multiple second-hand sources. It is not possible for anyone to guarantee perfect historical accuracy, but I do my absolute best to ensure that all information in my videos is well sourced and backed up by historical sources and evidence.

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