Since the 15th century, Arminius has been glorified as a German national hero. But who was “Hermann The Cheruscan” under whom Germanic tribes defeated three Roman legions at the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD? Where did he come from? And how did he betray the Romans under General Varus so they never again attempted to conquer Germanic territory east of the Rhine River? Part 1 of this documentary sheds light on the exciting life of Arminius telling the thrilling story that led to the Varian Disaster.