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Battle of Xiangyang


Historical significance

Prelude to Battle

Geography around the city

Troops information and Notable Figures from both sides

Course of the Battle


The terrain made the traditional use of cavalry by the Mongols very difficult as they had to capture walled cities and suffer the threat of Song naval power. A significant battle led to the fall of Xiangyang (襄陽) following a siege which lasted from 1268 to 1273.

See also: Chinese history -- Yuan Dynasty -- Song Dynasty (960-1279)

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