The Origins of Warfare
Ancient • 50m
In 1974, 29 years after the end of the Second World War, Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda finally surrendered after almost three decades of fighting a guerilla campaign on a remote island in the Philippines. But why did he keep fighting? Are humans just inherently warlike?
In our latest documentary on History Hit, Dr. Nam C. Kim and Dr. Marc Kissel guide us in a journey backwards through time to uncover the earliest signs of warfare; joined on the way by ancient weapons expert Dr. Annemieke Milks and primatologist Dr. Bonaventura 'Bino' Majolo, to answer the big question - is warfare just part of our nature?
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