HFM 094 | How The Ottomans Pushed Dozens of Ships Up a Hill To Conquer Constantinople in 1453: The Best Deceptive Tactics Used During War, Part 2

November 3, 2014


How do you get your ships into an enemy harbor when it sits behind the strongest fortifications on earth and guarded by a massive sea chain? If you are Sultan Mehmed fighting the  Siege of Constantinople in 1453, you grease timbers and push the ships up a hill, of course!

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About Michael Rank

Michael writes history books on dictators, the Middle East, and insane rulers, not necessarily in that order. He lives somewhere between Europe and Asia (literally)

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