Second siege of Saragossa, 20 December 1808-20 February 1809

Second siege of Saragossa, 20 December 1808-20 February 1809
Map showing the main locations involved in the fighting during the Second Siege of Saragossa. The French captured the hill of Monte Torrero on the second day of the siege, and used it to bombard the Pillar Redoubt and San Jose. The light blue areas show those parts of the city that the French had captured in the twenty four days of street fighting that ended the siege.
 The Spanish Ulcer, A History of the Peninsular War, David Gates. An excellent single volume history of the Peninsular War, which when it was published was the first really good English language history of the entire war since Oman. This is a well balanced work with detailed coverage of those campaigns conducted entirely by Spanish armies, as well as the better known British intervention in Portugal and Spain.
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 A History of the Peninsular War vol.2: Jan.-Sept. 1809 - From the Battle of Corunna to the end of the Talavera Campaign, Sir Charles Oman. Part two of Oman's classic history falls into two broad sections. The first half of the book looks at the period between the British evacuation from Corunna and the arrival of Wellesley in Portugal for the second time, five months when the Spanish fought alone, while the second half looks at Wellesley's campaign in the north of Portugal and his first campaign in Spain. One of the classic works of military history.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (6 March 2008), Second siege of Saragossa, 20 December 1808-20 February 1809, http://www.historyofwar.org/Maps/maps_saragossa_second_siege.html

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