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The great sieges

Author: Martin Windrow
Publisher: London : Quercus, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"The Great Sieges" tells the dramatic stories of some of history's most memorable acts of heroism and defiance. Covering the actions of Alexander the Great, Cortes and Napoleon, war elephants, samurai and Desert Rats, here are 20 gripping stories of incredible bravery and endurance, courage and cruelty. Many of these sieges were not just extraordinary battles, but turning points in human history. The Ottoman victory  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Windrow
ISBN: 9781847248312 1847248314
OCLC Number: 315082231
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 207 pages : illustrations, maps, plan ; 27 cm
Contents: Tyre, 332 BC --
Jerusalem, 70 AD --
Acre, 1189-91 --
Chateau Gaillard, 1203-4 --
Constantinople, 1453 --
Mexico (Tenochtitlan), 1521 --
Malta, 1565 --
Chittogarh, 1567-8 --
Nagashino, 1575 --
Londonderry, 1689 --
Yorktown, 1781 --
Gibraltar, 1779-83 --
Badajoz, 1812 --
The Alamo, 1836 --
Lucknow, 1857 --
Vicksburg, 1863 --
Paris, 1870-1 --
Tobruk, 1941 --
Leningrad and Stalingrad, 1941-4 --
Dien Bien Phu, 1954. Tyre 332 BC --
Jersusalem AD 70 --
Acre 1189-91 --
Chateau-Gaillard 1203-4 --
Constantinople 1453 --
Tenochtitlan 1521 --
Malta 1565 --
Chittor Garh 1567-8 --
Nagashino 1575 --
Londonderry 1689 --
Yorktown 1781 --
Gilbraltar 1779-83 --
Badajoz 1812 --
The Alamo 1836 --
Lucknow 1857 --
Vicksburg 1863 --
Paris 1870-1 --
Tobruk 1941 --
Leningrad & Stalingrad 1941-4 --
Dien Bien Phu 1954.
Responsibility: Martin Windrow.
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