Amazon Recommendation: The Great Commanders (2003)

The Great Commanders is a Magellan production from 2003. It includes six military leaders of Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Horatio Nelson, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ulysses S. Grant, and Georgi Zhukov. It is directed by Phil Grabsky and while some of the graphic reconstructions are simplified, the content is not. Every leader in battle has to innovate and inspire in order to win and in some cases be reckless and exploitative.  Whatever their military skills and insights, often the traits that make people great leaders leads to their downfall which is discussed in the series.  Not all of the leaders discussed succumbed to this, but all of them were responsible for their actions whether in accolades or punishment.  It is evident these great leaders influenced every future leader that came after them.

I give Great Commanders THREE FINGERS of GOOD at 80%.

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