Jean-Bernard De Vaivre

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Relations du siège de Rhodes par les Ottomans en 1480

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Auteur Laurent Vissière
Auteur Jean-Bernard De Vaivre
Editeur Librairie Droz S.A.
Distributeur Association de Boccard

In the spring of 1480 the Ottomans laid siege to the town of Rhodes, the headquarters of the Order of the Hospital. For three months, night and day, they bombarded the walls with their giant cannon, but the defenders, galvanized by the Grand Master Pierre d'Aubusson resisted fiercely, forcing the invader into inglorious retreat. Both sides used the most modern weapons, artillery, artificial fire  and infernal machines, and they also employed psychological warfare involving spies and traitors. ...