Battle of the Teutoburg Forest Germany Recalls Myth That Created the Nation

In September 9 AD, Germanic tribesmen slaughtered three Roman legions in a battle that marked the "big bang" of the German nation and created its first hero -- Hermann. The country is marking the 2,000th anniversary with restraint because the myth of Hermann remains tainted by the militant nationalism that would later be associated with Hitler.
The Hermann Monument testifies to the power of the myth that created the German nation.

The Hermann Monument testifies to the power of the myth that created the German nation.

Foto: David Crossland
Photo Gallery: The Myth of Hermann the German
Foto: David Crossland
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Photo Gallery: The Myth of Hermann the German