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  List of sieges - Definition, explanation
Siege of Jerusalem (701 BCE) - the Assyrian siege of Sennacherib
Siege of Syracuse (213–212 BCE) - the Roman siege
Siege of Jerusalem (70 CE) - the Roman siege of Titus
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/l/li/list_of_sieges.php   (342 words)

  
  Gibraltar - LoveToKnow 1911
A large quantity of brackish water for flushing purposes and baths is pumped from the sandy flats of the north front on the Spanish side of the Rock.
A notable incident of this siege was the gallant attempt made by 50o chosen volunteers to surprise the garrison (31st of October), an attempt which, at first successful, in the end failed disastrously.
While the Spanish siege batteries were being constructed the fortress fired, and many useful artillery experiments were carried out by the garrison at this time and subsequently throughout the siege.
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 sieges - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Yorktown, Siege of, name applied to two different military actions, one at the end of the American Revolution, the other during the American Civil...
Sieges involve surrounding the target and blocking the reinforcement or escape of troops or provision of supplies (a tactic known as " investment "), typically coupled with attempts to reduce the...
A siege is a prolonged military assault and blockade on a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition, often accompanied by an assault.
A siege tower could also be used: a substantial structure built as high, or higher than the walls, it allowed the attackers to fire down upon the defenders and also advance troops to the wall with less danger than using ladders.
Where sieges occurred (such as the Siege of Delhi and the Siege of Cawnpore during the Indian Rebellion of 1857), the attackers were usually able to defeat the defenses within a matter of days or weeks, rather than weeks or months as previously.
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 cars - Siege
A siege is a prolonged military blockade and assault of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.
Although siege warfare had moved out from an urban setting because city walls had become ineffective against modern weapons, trench warfare was nonetheless able to utilize many of the techniques of siege warfare in its prosecution (sapping, mining, barrage and, of course, attrition) but on a much larger scale and on a greatly extended front.
In the west apart from the Battle of the Atlantic the sieges were not on the same scale as those on the European Eastern front; however, there were several notable or critical sieges: the island of Malta for which the population won the George Cross, Tobruk and Monte Cassino.
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 Siege at AllExperts
A siege is a prolonged military blockade and assault of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition.
A siege tower could also be used: a substantial structure built as high, or higher than the walls, it allowed the attackers to fire down upon the defenders and also advance troops to the wall with less danger than using ladders.
Although siege warfare had moved out from an urban setting because city walls had become ineffective against modern weapons, trench warfare was nonetheless able to utilize many of the techniques of siege warfare in its prosecution (sapping, mining, barrage and, of course, attrition) but on a much larger scale and on a greatly extended front.
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 Jeremiah 1/ THE SIEGES OF JERUSALEM
By Sennacherib king of Assyria, against Hezekiah (2Kings 24:10-16), about 603 B.C. In this case the siege was raised by a Divine interposition, as foretold by Isaiah the prophet.
The siege was raised by Scaurus, one of Pompey's lieutenants, about 65 B.C. By Pompey against Aristobulus, about 63 B.C. The machines were moved on the Sabbath, when the Jews made no resistance.
This siege was foretold in Luke 19:43, 44; 21:20-24.
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 Dictionary of Battles and Sieges [Three Volumes] — www.greenwood.com
Entries for the 8500 battles listed include name and date of the battle, name of the war, context, commanders, and outcome.
This impressive three-volume set describes 8,500 battles and sieges from the Battle of Megiddo in 1468 BCE to the battles of the Second Gulf War in 2003.
Description: Over 8,500 battles and sieges are covered-easily the most exhaustive reference source on this basic aspect of military history.
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 Limerick.com - Limerick - City of the Sieges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
A short list of those who it was argued had been responsible for prolonging the siege were exempted from pardon and sentenced to death though O'Neill was, surprisingly, not executed.
Despite the collapse of the Cromwellian regime in 1660 this power was not regained and the Protestant control of the city was to remain with the exception of the brief period of catholic resurgence in 1690.
The heavy guns required for a siege together with ammunition and supplies, were proceeding slowly from Dublin to Limerick and had reached Ballyneety, fourteen miles south east of the city on August 11th.
www.limerick.com /history/limericksieges.html   (1566 words)

  
 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
Sieges usually involve surrounding the target and blocking the provision of supplies, typically coupled with artillery bombardment, sapping and mining to reduce fortifications.
Sieges probably predate the the development of cities as large population centers.
In 2004, United States forces laid siege to the Iraqi city of Fallujah, killing over 600 in an attempt to quell dissent and destroy militants responsible for the killing of 4 American contractors.
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 List of the Knights of the Garter (1348-present)
A list of all knights from 1348 to 1939, adapted from Edmund H. Fellowes: The Knights of the Garter 1348-1939, which is a catalogue of the stall-plates in St.
Fellowes book lists the knights by stall, and that listing by stall can by found here with Fellowes' original annotations (many of which relate to the monuments visible in the chapel).
Beltz's list is the same as that of Shaw (infra), except that he counts Edward III as no. 1 and the Black Prince as no. 2.
www.heraldica.org /topics/orders/garterlist.htm   (13923 words)

  
 Historical Biographies, Nova Scotia, 1700-1763.
Holmes was the third in command under Admiral Saunders during the siege of Quebec in 1759.
Vaughan was one of the colonial commanders in the siege of Louisbourg, 1745.
The English hero of the siege on Louisbourg, 1758; to carry on next year to his death and his great claim to history as the conqueror of Quebec.
www.blupete.com /Hist/BiosNS/1700-63/List.htm   (4222 words)

  
 War of the Roses Army List
Sporadic warfare and sieges continued in the north along the Scottish border, but it took a clash of egos between Edward and his most important ally, Warwick the "Kingmaker", to present the Lancastrians with their next great opportunity to turn the tables on the Yorkist regime.
When behind a siege pavise, the unit counts as being behind hard cover to its front against missile fire, and behind a defended obstacle for the first round of melee if attacked from their front in hand to hand combat.
The siege pavise barrier is knocked down if the unit moves, loses a round of combat, or the combat goes more than one round.
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 List of sieges: Encyclopedia II - List of sieges - Military sieges
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Siege of Vicksburg (1863) — Union army besieged a Confederate city in the American Civil War.
Siege of Malta (1940) (1940–1943)World War II Siege of Leningrad (1941–1944) - also known as the 900-Day Siege, probably the most gruesome in history, World War II The Siege of Dien Bien Phu (1954) — Vietnamese Viet Minh forces besieged French forces, effecting a final defeat on France's colonial occupation
www.experiencefestival.com /a/List_of_sieges_-_Military_sieges/id/1709880   (557 words)

  
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Biographical List of Officers of the British Army, listing all serving regular officers together with their full names, dates of birth, ranks, honours and awards, and service details, revised generally to 5th February 1965.
Biographical List of Officers of the British Army, listing all serving regular officers together with their full names, dates of birth, ranks, honours and awards, and service details.
List of all the extant units of militia and yeomanry of Great Britian and Ireland by precedence, with list of officers and their appointments, brief details of the services of the regiment and its actions, unforms, strengths, occupation, address and previous service of officers.
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 Siege information - Search.com
When a siege results in the attackers taking control of the besieged city or fortress but the defensive forces are able to escape, the outcome is characterized as evacuated, and;
From 5 April 1992 to 29 February 1996 the Siege of Sarajevo took place, where Sarajevo, then controlled by the Bosnian government, was besieged by Serb paramilitaries.
In 2004, United States forces laid siege to the Iraqi city of Fallujah.
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 Al Jazeera English - Archive - Fatah Submits Joint Palestinian Poll List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Only after lengthy talks did the two strands of the party agree to merge the two line-ups, fearful that they would otherwise see their decade-long grip of power slip away at the expense of Islamic group Hamas, contesting its first legislative polls.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas's security adviser Jibril Rajub, whose name was also on the list of Future candidates, said the fused line-up was designed to maximise its own electoral prospects.
"The Future list agreed that Fatah should have a single list to ensure the movement's unity and its victory in the 25 January elections," Rajub said.
english.aljazeera.net /NR/exeres/52DAA4E1-C986-483E-921F-DBC769632444.htm   (525 words)

  
 Epirote List 1.0
Finally he tried to conquer the Pelopponese and Sparta, but was killed in street fighting in Argos, when elephants got stuck in the gates and blocked his assault, the locals recovered and an Argive woman felled him with a tile from a rooftop.
This list may be used to create an Epirote army for campaigns in the west vs. Romans or Carthaginians.
The list are split into two scenarios, Eastern (Greek and Macedonian campaigns), and Western (Italy and Sicily campaigns).
www.ancientbattles.com /WAB_Successors/EpiroteList.htm   (2196 words)

  
 The Turner Brigade: Adjutant General's Report: 1st Missouri Light Artillery
The 2d Battalion, remaining with General Grant, participated in the siege of Corinth, during which it was constantly on the front line, doing good work, for which it received great credit.
Company H, under command of Captain Callehan, was with General Sherman's army, and participated in the great achievements of that illustrious hero during the early spring, assisting in the capture of the last army of importance left to the rebellion.
Captain Henry Hescock, the brave and efficient commander of the battery, at Chickamauga, was taken prisoner and held by the rebels nearly eighteen months, and from the effects of ill treatment died in St. Louis April 28, 1865.
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 CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
These Crusader Princes were suspicious of each other and of John, and neither wanted the other to gain from participating in the campaign, while Raymond also wanted to hold on to Antioch, which he had agreed to hand over to John if the campaign was successful.
Substantial territories had been recovered, and his successes against the invading Petchenegs, Serbians and Seljuk Turks, along with his attempts to establish Byzantine suzerainty over the Crusader States in Antioch and Edessa, did much to restore the reputation of his empire.
His careful, methodical approach to warfare had protected the empire from the risk of sudden defeats, while his determination and skill had allowed him to rack up a long list of successful sieges and assaults against enemy strongholds.
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 List of Secondary Areas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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 Military history of Italy
Siege of Brescia C Battle of Campaldino F Siege of Faenza G Battle of Guadalajara P Battle of Parma S Battle of Stalingrad T Battle of Tagliacozzo V Siege of Viterbo Battle of Vittorio Veneto Z Battle of Zappolino
Teia, the new Ostrogoth king, gathered the remnants of the Ostrogoth army and marched to relieve the siege, but in October of 553 Narses ambushed him in the mountains near Mt. Vesuvius.
At the end of the century it was engaged in a bitter struggle with Veii, a strongly fortified Etruscan city.
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 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle list of battles, sieges, assaults and actions at sea
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle is not a complete listing of fracases involving the Vikings, but it does list a passel of fieldbattles, sieges and naval battles, the majority of them named.
I found the results interesting because it shows that Viking armies were not superior in battle compared to the Anglo-Saxons.
994 Siege of London: king Aethelred vs Olaf and king Swein of Denmark; Anglo-Saxons won.
www.ancientworlds.net /aw/Post/264123   (1469 words)

  
 Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In 1830, Alexander Oden was a widower living in Autauga County with his son, Dempsey and is listed in the Census of 1830 as aged 70-80.
The Strong energies of his mind, the respectability of his character, and a well placed confidence in his judgement, enabled him to carry with him into the field of danger and glory, a choice collection of the companions of his youth, who were willing to unite.
The closing scenes of such men, are like the last gentle beams of a setting sun, shedding the genial influence of their declining rays, on the fields they have cherished with their warmth in the day of their noontide effulgence."—Selma Courier, Dec.
www.archives.state.al.us /al_sldrs/o_list.html   (1605 words)

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