The Sahara

The Sahara

The Forgotten History of the World's Harshest Desert

DVD - 2006
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This documentary brings to life the Sahara's cruel history and the conflicts that still plague its people. It recounts the story of kings who once led caravans of 30,000 people across the desert, bearing riches beyond imagination. It tells of Roman death squads that exterminated the citizens of the Empire's most bitter rival and how the Foreign Legion crafted a legend out of last stands and lost causes. From the fabled metropolis of Timbuktu to the shores of Tripoli, this film is an illuminating exploration of this unforgiving and remote land of myth and mirage. Also included is a bonus disc that examines the lives of two men -- T.E. Lawrence and Erwin Rommel -- who shaped the desert's modern history and were themselves forever changed by the Sahara.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : A&E Television Networks ; distributed by New Video, c2006
ISBN: 9780767091824
0767091825
9780767091817
0767091817
9780767091237
076709123X
Branch Call Number: 966 AV DVD SAH
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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a5a22406 Jan 13, 2014

Excellent documentary on the history of the Sahara. Also included on the DVD is a biography on The Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel and Lawrence of Arabia, T.E. Lawrence. Both are worthwhile watching.

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