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The location

"People should know when they're conquered."

Turning now to our left, we were able to look west and see the entire field of battle from the perspective of the Roman infantry.

Legionnaires look across the battlefield

Legionnaires watch as the barbarian horde emerges from the treeline opposite.

Same view of the field

The place occupied by the soldiers is now covered with ferns, but the bridleway crossing the picture shows where the front line stood. Across the field a small 'v'-shaped valley is visible between two hills. This particular contour is not really visible in the film until a later shot when the trees are already ablaze (below).

Fires burn in the forest

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