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Author: Kenneth Wiggins
ISBN13: 978-0747805472
Title: Siege Mines and Underground Warfare (Shire Archaeology)
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Siege Mines and Underground Warfare (Shire Archaeology) by Kenneth Wiggins



Wiggins, Kenneth, 1959-. Publication, Distribution, et. Princes Risborough, buckinghamshire, UK. Shire, (c)2003. Physical Description: 56 p. : il. plans ;, 21 cm. Title: Shire archaeology ; 84. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 54-55) and index. Rubrics: Siege warfare History Mining engineering Tunnel warfare Tunneling. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Siege mines and underground warfare, Kenneth Wiggins.

Kenneth Wiggins discusses changes in techniques of tunnelling, attempts at countering such attacks through different types and designs of fortifications, the impact of gunpowder and the use of undermining during the Crusades, the English Civil War and through to the First World Wa. .Published March 4th 2008 by Shire Publications (first published 2003). Siege Mines and Underground Warfare (Shire Archaeology). 0747805474 (ISBN13: 9780747805472).

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In the annals of siege warfare, few commanded more fear and respect than the miner, who with his pick, shovel and crowbar was a serious threat to the strongest foundations. ISBN13:9780747805472.

Siege Mines and Underground Warfare. Princes Risborough: Shire Archaeology, 2003. Published online: 21 April 2011. Export citation Request permission.

One day, Jon and I got onto the subject of underground warfare-I no longer remember why-and we stumbled upon Siege Mines and Underground Warfare by Kenneth Wiggins, part of the commendable Shire Archaeology series of pamphlets. Wiggins’s text is short-less than 60 pages-and worth the read. Siege warfare, the attack and defense of fortified places, has been a feature of human conflict since the dawn of history, he begins. In any case, I could go on and on with anecdotes-such as the fact that men with civilian mining experience in the London Underground scheme were put to work during WWI digging offensive mines along the battle front-but it’s best simply to go read Wiggins’s book.

Warfare generally and siege warfare particularly especially siege mining were a very small part of the total story of castles but did happen. This introductory text, part of numerous useful Shire Archaeology introductions to various aspects of archaeology, has a few pages on British medieval siege mines of value. Published by Shire Publications (Shire Archaeology 84) (2003; Princes Risborough) ISBN: 0-7478-0547-4.

Books by Kenneth Wiggins, Anatomy of a siege, Siege Mines and Underground Warfare (Shire Archaeology), The Siege of King John's Castle, Limerick. Created April 1, 2008.

Stratagems, Combat And Chemical Warfare In The Siege Mines Of Dura Europos. Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t37115w7m. Ocr ABBYY FineReader . Ppi 400. Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader . July 18, 2018 Kenneth Wiggins. Author: Kenneth Wiggins Publisher: Shire Publications ISBN: 9780747805472 Category: Social Science Page: 64 View: 3578. Continue Reading →. The siege became established as a perennial mode of human conflict ever since the first urbanised populations constructed walls to protect themselves and their property from attack.

When a forward assault on a fortified stronghold was not a viable option there was often only one alternative, to make like a mole and dig. The technique of undermining a site's defences is known in ancient sources reaching back as far as the Assyrians, although techniques have come a long way since the days of the Trojan Horse. This concise guide looks briefly at ancient techniques of siege warfare and subterranean mining, before focusing on the medieval and modern periods. Kenneth Wiggins discusses changes in techniques of tunnelling, attempts at countering such attacks through different types and designs of fortifications, the impact of gunpowder and the use of undermining during the Crusades, the English Civil War and through to the First World War.