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Vienna 1683 - Christian Europe Repels The Ottomans
Vienna 1683 - Christian Europe repels the Ottomans.  Accounts of history's greatest conflicts, detailing the command strategies, tactics and battle experiences of the opposing forces thoughout the crucial stages of each campaign


 
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ISBN: 9781846032318

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The capture of the Hapsburg city of Vienna was a major strategic aspiration for the Islamic Ottoman Empire, desperate for the control that the city exercized over the Danube and the overland trade routes between southern and northern Europe. In July 1683 Sultan Mehmet IV proclaimed a jihad and the Turkish grand vizier, Kara Mustafa Pasha, laid siege to the city with an army of 150,000 men. In September a relieving force arrived under Polish command and joined up with the defenders to drive the Turks away. The main focus of this book is the final 15-hour battle for Vienna, which peaked with a massive charge by three divisions of Polish winged hussars. This hard-won victory marked the beginning of the decline of the Islamic Ottoman Empire, which was never to threaten central Europe again.
Contents:
Introduction
The Crescent rising * The threat from the west * A time of jihad
Chronology
Opposing commanders
The Imperial forces * The Ottoman forces
Order of Battle
The Imperial and Polish forces * The Ottoman forces
Opposing Armies
The Imperial forces * The Ottoman forces
The Campaign Begins
The Ottoman march north * The Habsburg preparations for war
The opening minuet of the Imperial forces * The affair at Petronell
Kara Mustafa beholds Vienna
The Siege Of Vienna
The opening moves * The first mine attack
Countermining * The Tatar raids, Thokoly's threat and the Imperial manoeuvres
The second month of the siege
The Battle of Kahlenberg
The march through the Wienerwald * Kara Mustafa's preparations for battle
The battle of Kahlenberg
The Aftermath
The Battle of Parkany
The Battlefields Today
Bibliography
Index
Trailer From The Film "The Battle Of Vienna
Features
  • Full colour battlescenes
  • Illustrations
  • 3-dimensional 'bird's-eye-views'
  • maps
  • 96 pages, Softcover

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