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Vespasian's attack on Jotapata - Ancient Rome - BBC

Vespasian's attack on Jotapata is remembered as a classic of Roman seige tactics. Week after week their attacks were repulsed by the Jews. When Vespasian 'testudo' tactic fails, he calls upon his son Titus to turn the situation around. The descent of a thick fog finally gives Titus and his men the opportunity to approach the fortress undetected. Having scaled the walls, Titus and his men then set about crushing the rebellion. Contains scenes of moderate violence. Dramatic clip taken from the BBC dramatised documentary Ancient Rome: Rise and Fall of an Empire. Watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Worldwide YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldwide
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