ANCIENT WARRIORS: THE SAMURAI
In the year 1160 Japan’s two greatest clans fought a war of annihilation. The leader of the Taira clan gathered his soldiers to hunt down his bitter rivals, the Minamoto. Few of the Minamoto survived. Minamoto’s young sons, Yoritomo and Yoshitsune escaped. They swore to take up the sword and avenge their father. They would follow the path of honour, or death. The way of the Samurai.
Ancient Warriors – The Series
There have been countless warring civilizations thought history, from the Aztecs to the Samurai, Vikings, Ninjas, Huns and more. First shown on The Discovery Channel, this series traces the rise of major fighting cultures by exploring the motivations of ancient soldiers and their leaders. Viewers learn of the visions these warriors sought to impose on the world, and how they lived, fought, trained, and finally died.
Running time: 24 mins
Originally broadcast on Discovery Channel