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The Quest for the Lost Roman Legions
Discovering the Varus Battlefield

Tony Clunn

Format: Hardcover, 414 pages
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 1-932714-08-1
eBook: 978-1-611210-08-8
On Sale: Fall 2004

Format: Paperback, 414 pages
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-70-8
eBook: 978-1-611210-08-8
On Sale: June 2009

In 9 A.D., the 17th, 18th & 19th Roman legions and their auxiliary troops under the command of Publius Quinctilius Varus vanished in the boggy wilds of Germania. They died singly and by the hundreds over several days in a carefully planned ambush led by Arminius—a Roman-trained German warrior adopted and subsequently knighted by the Romans, but determined to stop Rome’s advance east beyond the Rhine River. Read More...


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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements

Foreword by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schhlhter

Introduction by Derek Williams

Romans and Germans

The History of the Times


1. 1987: The First Find

2. July 1987: Alt Barenau

3. 1987-1988: The Search Continues

4. Early April, 9 AD: Regrouping at Haltern

5. A Lump of Gold

6. The Mask

7. 1990: The Summer Months

8. May, 9 AD: The Lost Reconnaissance Patrol

9. 9 AD-Summer Camp at Minden

10. Hannover and the Weser Silver Bullion, 1990

11. Tilting at Windmills

12. 1991-1992: Impasse and Breakthrough

13. Summer, 9 AD: The Gathering of the Tribes


14. 9 AD: Aspirations and Judgments at Minden

15. Summer Camp, 9 AD: A New Day

16. Early Autumn, 9 AD: Departure from Minden

17. September, 9 AD: The Sacking of the Outposts

18. Into the Teutoburger Forest: The Varusschlacht Begins

19. Varus' Last Lager at Felsenfeld

20. Kalkriese: The Last Eagle

Aftermath: From the Mists of Time to the Present

Postscript by Christian Jaletzke

Afterword by Arnold J. Koelpin

Keyword Glossary

Geographic References

The Historians

Sequence of Events

Roman Forts and Lagers




Tony Clunn

Tony Clunn joined the army at age 15, and at 17 joined the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment. After 22 years of Regimental service he took a Queen’s commission for a further ten years and retired in the late 1990s with the rank of Major. Read More...

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