Troops using Scaling Ladders to enter a Fortress
(From Militairisches Taschenbuch, Vienna 1783
This 1783 drawing shows the use of scaling ladders to enter a fortress. The troops have entered the main ditch and are scaling the main wall. This is how the Austrians took Schweidnitz in 1761, in an early morning attack.
See also The Campaign of 1761 and the storming of Schweidnitz by Laudon
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