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mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel' Achilles
siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836; Mexican forces under Santa Anna besieged and massacred American rebels who were fighting to make Texas independent of Mexico Alamo
siege in which Federal troops under Sherman cut off the railroads supplying the city and then burned it; 1864 Atlanta , battle of Atlanta
enemy who lays siege to your position besieger
town in northern France on the Strait of Dover that serves as a ferry port to England; in 1347 it was captured by the English king Edward III after a long siege and remained in English hands until it was recaptured by the French king Henry II in 1558 Calais
United States frontiersman and Tennessee politician who died at the siege of the Alamo (1786-1836) Crockett , David Crockett , Davy Crockett
French military base fell after a siege by Vietnam troops that lasted 56 days; ended the involvement of France in Indochina in 1954 Dien Bien Phu
(Judaism) a minor fast day on Tevet 10 commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem and has also been proclaimed a memorial day for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust Fast of Tevet
Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy Iliad
discontent with British administration in India led to numerous mutinies in 1857 and 1858; the revolt was put down after several battles and sieges (notably the siege at Lucknow) Indian Mutiny , Sepoy Mutiny
(Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey Odysseus
city on the Loire river in north central France; site of the siege of Orleans by the English (1428-1429) Orleans
long siege by the English was relieved by Joan of Arc in 1429 Orleans , siege of Orleans
town was taken from the Turks by the Russians in 1877 after a siege of 143 days Pleven , Plevna
Roman siege of Syracuse (214-212 BC) was eventually won by the Romans who sacked the city (killing Archimedes) siege of Syracuse , Syracuse
Athenian siege of Syracuse (415-413 BC) was eventually won by Syracuse siege of Syracuse , Syracuse
in 1781 during the American Revolution the British under Cornwallis surrendered after a siege of three weeks by American and French troops Yorktown
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