Genius Ways Army Commanders Have Ended Sieges Throughout History  

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Historical sieges can last a vary long time. Both the defender and the attacker adopt various siege tactics trying to find the best way to end the siege.  As long as an army defending a castle or position has supplies, they can last for a very long time. This leads many armies holding a siege to come up with clever ways to get inside. 

Some of the longest sieges in history were ended pretty quickly thanks to fast thinking. Others dragged on for years and only ended after thousands of people died. Keep reading below to see some of the crazy ways to end sieges armies and commanders have used in the past.