Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Arminius the Chersuci. Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

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Series:

Wachsmuth: Führer und Volk. (Neue) Bilder zur deutschen und großdeutschen Geschichte

Timeframe:

Antike

Scene of action:

Bramsche am Kalkriese

Illustrator:

Roubal, F.

Publisher:

Wachsmuth, F. E., Leipzig

Year of publication:

1938

Themes:

War    European history   

The picture shows Arminius, the chieftain of the Cherusci, who in the year 9 AC defeated three Roman legions. You can see the Germanic soldiers coming out of the woods and throwing their spears after the Romans. Arminius had Roman civil rights and as a Roman ally had obtained the confidence of the Roman governor. Arminius awaited the right moment, ambushed the Romans and defeated them.