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The Great Sieges By Martin Windrow

The Great Sieges by Martin Windrow

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Summary

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.

The Great Sieges Summary

The Great Sieges by Martin Windrow

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 at Constantinople began 400 years of Muslim rule in southeast Europe, while Hitler's epic and shattering defeats at Leningrad and Stalingrad would determine his downfall. But whatever their significance, each episode tells of men and women who stood firm - hoping to claim victory against all odds, but prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for their cause. From the plains of Persia to the dust of the Alamo, and from the great walls of Constantinople to the jungles of Vietnam, this is an enthralling overview of military history and human resilience.

About Martin Windrow

Martin Windrow is a historian, editor and author. His books include Men-at-Arms 300: French Foreign Legion since 1945, Men-at-Arms 322: The French War in Indochina 1946-54, and The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam, which was published to critical acclaim in Britain and the USA. He is a member of the Royal Historical Society and the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain.

Table of Contents

Index. Tyre 332 BC. Jerusalem 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. Gibraltar 1779-83. Badajoz 1812. The Alamo 1836. Lucknow 1857. Vicksburg 1863. Paris 1870-1. Tobruk 1941. Leningrad & Stalingrad 1941-4. Dien Bien Phu 1954. Glossary. Index.

Additional information

GOR003368048
The Great Sieges by Martin Windrow
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Quercus Publishing
2009-06-04
208
1847248314
9781847248312
N/A
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