When a group of people, an army perhaps surround
and attack a place; a town, a city, a fortified place
so that the people there cannot get help or food,
this is called a siege.
A siege can last for days, weeks, months or years.
The aim of a siege is to weaken the people that are inside
so that the people who are outside can beat them
and win the battle.
The people inside, try to stay strong and wait for rescue.
Kimberley Road in Greystones is named after a famous siege;
the Siege of Kimberley.
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