By Tony Clunn
In nine A.D., the seventeenth, 18th, & nineteenth Roman legions and their auxiliary troops below the command of Publius Quinctilius Varus vanished within the boggy wilds of Germania. They died singly and by way of the loads over numerous days in a gently deliberate ambush led by means of Arminius—a Roman-trained German warrior followed and to that end knighted via the Romans, yet decided to forestall Rome’s improve east past the Rhine River. by the point it used to be over, a few 25,000 males, girls, and youngsters have been lifeless and the process eu background were without end altered. “Quinctilius Varus, provide me again my legions!” Emperor Augustus agonized aloud whilst he realized of the devastating loss.
As the a long time slipped prior, the positioning of the Varus defeat, one of many Western world’s most vital battlefields, was once misplaced to background. It remained so for 2 millenia.
Fueled by means of an unshakeable interest and burning curiosity within the tale, a British significant named J. A. S. (Tony) Clunn delved into the nooks and crannies of occasions previous. through sheer endurance and strong success, he became the basis of German nationwide heritage on its ear. confident the operating conflict came about north of Osnabruck, Germany, Clunn got down to end up his aspect. His discovery of enormous numbers of Roman cash within the overdue Nineteen Eighties, via a flood of millions of different artifacts (including guns and human remains), ended the secret as soon as and for all. Archaeologists and historians internationally agreed. this present day, a multi-million buck state of the art museum homes and translates those valuable ancient treasures at the very website Varus’s legions have been lost.
The Quest for the misplaced Roman Legions, now to be had in alternate paperback, is a masterful retelling of Clunn’s seek to find the Varus battlefield. His well-paced, rigorously conceived, and shiny writing type makes for a compelling learn from the 1st web page to the final, as he alternates among his remarkable glossy quest, and the traditional story of the Roman profession of Germany (based upon real reveals from the battlefield) that finally ended so tragically within the peat bathrooms of Kalkriese.
About the writer: Tony Clunn joined the military at age 15, and at 17 joined the third Royal Tank Regiment. After 22 years of Regimental carrier he took a Queen’s fee for a different ten years and retired within the past due Nineteen Nineties with the rank of significant. he's hired via the British military in Osnabruck and serves as a specialist at Kalkriese. In 1996, Clunn used to be provided with the Member of the Royal Order of the British Empire through Queen Elizabeth II; The German Order of benefit in 1997; and the German Medal of Honor in 1999.