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By David Nicolle

ISBN-10: 1841768626

ISBN-13: 9781841768625

Osprey's examine of the conflict at Acre, one of many final campaigns of the Crusages (1095-1291). In April 1291, a Mamluk military laid siege to Acre, the final nice Crusader citadel within the Holy Land. for 6 weeks, the siege dragged on until eventually the Mamluks took the outer wall, which have been breached in numerous locations. the army Orders drove again the Mamluks briefly, yet 3 days later the interior wall used to be breached. King Henry escaped, however the bulk of the defenders and many of the voters perished within the battling or have been offered into slavery. The surviving knights fell again to their castle, resisting for ten days, until eventually the Mamluks broke via. This booklet depicts the dramatic cave in of this nice citadel, whose dying marked the tip of the Crusades within the Holy Land.

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The youth's face seemed to crumple into pieces and he produced the watch and purse and placed them on the bar top with shaking hands. "God save us, sir, but it was only a joke," he said. "No harm was intended. " Sweat stood on Dennis's brow in great drops and there was utter fear in his eyes. Then Clay turned away, slipping the Colt into his pocket. The youth lurched to a nearby chair and collapsed into it, covering his face with his hands. The publican, a large red-faced man, faced Clay across the bar and wiped his hands nervously on his soiled apron.

In good time, Marteen," Dennis said. He emptied his glass and placed it ostentatiously down on the bar. Someone immediately filled it and Dennis slipped a hand into his pocket and pulled out Clay's hunter. He held it up by the chain so that it sparkled in the lamplight, and an excited murmur went up from his audience. "Would you look at the elegance of it," someone said. Clay moved forward slowly and stood at the edge of the group. The first person to see him was Marteen and his blue eyes widened in astonishment.

Good," he said. " When he and his men slipped through the Yankee lines, it was raining heavily. Turk's Crossing was a poor sort of place. General Lee was billeted in a small farmhouse, had preferred the barn. The doors stood open and someone had lit a fire inside. The staff, and what was left of his men, were camped around in field tents. When Clay and his men moved in, Tyree had the day's password when the pickets challenged them. It was always a difficult moment. After all, it was Confederate pickets who had killed General Stonewall Jackson after Chancellorsville.

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