La Charité was not only strongly fortified, but fully victualled for a prolonged siege. Joan's forces were known to be poorly equipped with artillery. On November 7, 1429 the people of Clermont were addressed with a letter asking the town to send supplies to Joan's army for the siege. On November 9 Joan made another request for supplies in preparation. Charles d'Albret, of Joan's army, sent a letter to Riom on the same day. The assistance came from Bourges and Orleans, which sent soldiers and artillerymen. However after a month-long struggle in bad weather, the siege was abandoned.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Gower, Ronald Sutherland (2008). Joan of Arc. BiblioBazaar, LLC. p. 100. ISBN 055436557X.
- ↑ "The Chevauchées of Jeanne d'Arc". Xenophongroup.com. http://xenophongroup.com/montjoie/orleans2.htm. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
- ↑ "Letters of Joan of Arc". Joanofarc.info. http://www.joanofarc.info/joanofarc_letters.html. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
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