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    DescriptionIn 52 BC Caesar's continued strategy of annihilation had engendered a spirit of desperation, which detonated into a revolt of Gallic tribes under the leadership of the charismatic young Arvernian noble Vercingetorix. Major engagements were fought at Noviodunum, Avaricum, and Gergovia, with the last action being the most serious reverse that Caesar faced in the whole of the Gallic War. However, Vercingetorix soon realized that he was unable to match the Romans in pitched battle. Taking advantage of the tribesmen's superior knowledge of their home territory, Vercingetorix began a canny policy of small war and defensive manoeuvres, which gravely hampered Caesar's movements by cutting off his supplies. For Caesar it was to be a grim summertime - his whole Gallic enterprise faced disaster. In the event, by brilliant leadership, force of arms, and occasionally sheer luck, Caesar succeeded in stamping out the revolt in a long and brutal action culminating in the siege of Alesia. Vercingetorix finally surrendered and Alesia was to be the last significant resistance to the Roman will. Never again would a Gallic warlord independent of Rome hold sway over the Celts of Gaul.


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    Title
    Alesia 52 BC
    Subtitle
    The Final Struggle for Gaul
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nic Fields, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781782009221
    ISBN 10: 1782009221
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, HIS020000
    LC classification: DG
    B&T Approval Code: A44091000
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    DC22: 936.402
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    DC23: 936.402
    Thema V1.0: NHW, NHD, JWK, NHC
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white, and colour)
    Publisher
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    22 July 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Osprey
    Author Information
    Dr Nic Fields started his career as a biochemist before joining the Royal Marines. Having left the military, he went back to University and completed a BA and PhD in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle. He was Assistant Director at the British School at Athens, Greece, and then a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh. Nic is now a freelance author and researcher based in south-west France. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
    Table of contents
    Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index