The Sieges of Gerona 1808 / 1809 by Oliver Hayes
Series: Bretwalda Battles, Book 15.
Approx. 26,760 words.
Published on October 5, 2012 by
At Gerona in 1808 the French for the first time ran into a Spanish army that neither ran away nor surrendered. The epic defence of Gerona lasted for over a year and saw the French throw everything that they had at the old walls around the city. The Spanish fought back gallantly, using their bare hands when they ran out of ammunition.