Hannibal’s Crossing of the Alps (218BC)

The mythical crossing of the Alps by Hannibal in 218 BC is a watershed moment in the history of ancient warfare. During the Second Punic War, Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca staged an ambitious invasion into Roman territory with his army and war elephants. Hannibal’s strategic skill and resolve shone through in the face of perilous terrain, harsh weather, and hostile tribes.

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