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Ancient Assassins 2014

  • 2017-04-29T22:00:00-04:00s at 2017-04-29T22:00:00-04:00 on AHC
  • 2014-10-03T07:00:00Z
  • 60 mins
  • 18 hours, 10 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary
From stone-age Hawaii to 16th-century Japan, from Ancient Greece to the Byzantine Empire, elite combat troops -- men trained to perfection, skilled with a devastating array of weaponry -- have been called upon to infiltrate, disrupt and destroy the enemy. ``Ancient Assassins'' illustrates the tactics of these highly trained killers, showcasing the fatal tactics, immense physical strength and treacherous know-how of the most feared assassins, elite units and mercenaries throughout time. Each hourlong episode brings history to life with a mixture of dramatic reconstruction and documentary filming. Plus, interviews with military commanders help draw modern-day comparisons to today's special forces.

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