1st ed., 1967. 192 pp., 13 maps. D.j., 22 x 14cm. 2 tiny repairs to edge of d.j., o/w V.G. At Lucknow, sick Jessie, in a fevered sleep, heard the pipes of the relieving column and cried out: "Dinna ye hear them?", to the others who could not hear them at all. In Paris, they sent out messages by balloons and pigeons; and ate rats! Mafeking added a new word to the English language, and saw the birth of the Boy Scout movement. There is something dramatic in every siege, and here are found the stories of some of the most famous ones from Jericho to Tobruk and Dien Bien Phu; gripping, colourful tales retold by a professional military historian in a simple and straightforward way.