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Tango0111 Jan 2018 9:21 p.m. PST

"Bruce Collins's in-depth reassessment of the Duke of Wellington's siege of San Sebastian during the Peninsular War is a fascinating reconstruction of one of the most challenging siege operations Wellington's army undertook, and it is an important contribution to the history of siege warfare during the Napoleonic Wars. He sets the siege in the context of the practice of siege warfare during the period and Wellington's campaign strategies following his victory at the Battle of Vitoria. He focuses on how the army assigned to the siege was managed and draws on the records of the main military departments for the first time to give an integrated picture of its operations in the field. The close support given by the Royal Navy is a key aspect of his narrative. This broad approach, based in fresh archive research, offers an original perspective on both San Sebastian's significance and the nature of siege warfare in this period."
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Prince Rupert of the Rhine11 Jan 2018 10:16 p.m. PST

1913 blimey…

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 2:13 a.m. PST

I think he went there with Dr Who.

KhivaJoe12 Jan 2018 2:44 a.m. PST

Why must everything be a reassessment although at least in this description there is not the hyperbole we have seen of late?
Surely San Sebastien is not so lavishly covered that there is not room for another account without it being a reassessment… (unless of course that date is for real in which case…)
Grumpy Old Git

Brechtel19812 Jan 2018 3:22 a.m. PST

I do believe there were two sieges of San Sebastien, as the first one was a failure…

Peter Lowitt Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 8:47 a.m. PST

The 100 year seige

Tango0112 Jan 2018 9:22 a.m. PST



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