Alise-Sainte-Reine, France: Site of the Battle of Alesia between Julius Caesar and Vercingetorix of the Arverni tribe. One day I'll visit to pay tribute to one of the greatest Celtic warriors that ever lived.
Battle of Alesia (52 BC). It was fought by an army of the Roman Republic commanded by Julius Caesar, aided by cavalry commanders Mark Antony, Titus Labienus and Gaius Trebonius, against a confederation of Gallic tribes united under the leadership of Vercingetorix of the Arverni. It was the last major engagement between Gauls and Romans, marking the turning point of the Gallic Wars in favour of Rome.
Celts To the battle.- ANNEE 52 av JC: Révolte de Vercingétorix, 4) Fin de la révolte, VERCINGETORIX SE REND A ALESIA, 4: Vercingétorix décide d'anéantir l'armée de César avant qu'elle n'ait pu rejoindre la province romaine. Mi-aôut, après l'avoir poursuivi, il lance sa cavalerie répartie en 3 corps contre l'armée romaine. Le proconsul fait de même avec sa cavalerie et le combat s'engage. La cavalerie Germaine nouvellement recrutée fait la différence, les cavaliers celtes sont massacrés.
Julius Caesar directing his troops during the siege of Alesia. The Battle of Alesia or Siege of Alesia took place in September, 52 BCE, around the Gallic oppidum of Alesia, a major town centre and hill fort of the Mandubii tribe.
Scene from the movie Vercingétorix (2001) The Battle of Alesia or Siege of Alesia took place in September, 52 BC around the Gallic oppidum of Alesia, a major town centre and hill fort of the Mandubii tribe. It was fought by the army of the Roman Republic commanded by Julius Caesar, aided by cavalry commanders Mark Antony, Titus Labienus a...
Vercingetorix did nothing to prevent the Romans from completing there siege fortifications, he was confident in the fact that he had sent for reinforcements before the Romans had arrived and knew he would soon be relieved. Caesar was aware that a Gallic army was approaching Alesia, and began building a second defensive trench system facing outward around the inner works already completed. The Romans had just barely finished their outer defenses when the Gallic relief army slowly began to…
Romans vs. Gauls, Battle of Alesia, 52 BC In September, 52 BC, Julius Caesar sealed his fate as a legendary military commander at the The Battle of Alesia — with an army of 50,000 Romans, Caesar defeated 200,000 Gauls in what is now modern-day Burgundy, France.