The siege and battle of Alesia was a defining landmark in Caesar's campaign in war. Caesar had cut off all contact between the Gaulish leader Vercingetorix and the tribes which supported him. Nonetheless the Gauls came in aid of Alesia so that Caesar was forced to build double fortifications around the city. The fortifications around Alesia were 15km in length. Nonetheless Roman siege weapons, the Roman army's high level of training and of course Caesar's incomporable war genius won the day.
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