Under Siege! - Episode 2: Ciudad Rodrigo 1812 (2004) 📺🧠
Under Siege! Whether it is a city, a town, a battalion or a regiment, the blood is stirred by stories of those that, usually vastly outnumbered, have stood behind walls, and barricades in a last stand against their attackers. So what makes those under siege battle on when to do so often had little logic? Who were the leaders who rallied their troops or their fellow citizens? What drives man and women to acts of extraordinary courage and self-sacrifice? Why had victory sometimes been won when bloody failure looks absolutely certain?
In the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo, the Viscount Wellington's Anglo-Portuguese Army besieged the city's French garrison under General of Brigade Jean Léonard Barrié. After two breaches were blasted in the walls by British heavy artillery, the fortress was successfully stormed on the evening of 19 January 1812