The Siege of Derry
By (author) Carlo Gebler
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Siege of Derry by Carlo Gebler
Book DescriptionTHE SIEGE OF DERRY is one of the key flash points in the troubled history of Ireland and Britain. In 1688 William of Orange had claimed the English throne, forcing the catholic James II to flee to Ireland. From there he hoped to mount his comeback. In December of that year James' troops attempted to take over the protestant city of Derry. To the now-famous cry of 'No Surrender' the apprentice boys closed the city gates to James' army and the 105-day siege begun. The besiegers effectively used cannon and mortar to shell the defenders - with terrifying results - and conditions became desperate as the city began to run out of food. Carlo Gebler's book thrillingly describes both the events leading up to the siege and the heroic struggles within and outside Derry as the five-month battle waged.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349115559
(198mm x 127mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Carlo Gebler
Carlo Gebler is a writer and filmmaker. He is the son of Edna O'Brien.
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