Greek fire - 1453
I have seen the use of Greek fire during the siege of 1453 from some sources but it seems that it was used in a limited manner; since it was somewhat obsolete. Frankly, it still killed in a horrible manner. I found this info in the most recent book I have read about the fall of Constantinople.
Can anyone add additional sources about this?
Both primary or secondary!!
Greek Fire and the siege of Constantinople
It was used on one occasion then as a defensive weapon for a ship arriving with grain. The Turks who attempted to intercept it were beaten off using Greek fire. It was also used against siege towers. We are told a German named Johannes Grant, directed the fire. He sprayed Greek fire on to an enormous siege machine…. It continues
Greek fire was also used when the Ottoman soldiers stormed the walls. Fire was poured down on the unfortunate souls climbing up, and we are given a nightmare picture of the soldiers falling into the moat screaming with pain. (very sad)
The Fall of Constantinople; The Ottoman Conquest of Byzantium by D. Nicolle, J. Haldon and S. Turnbull page 152 Osprey Pub- 2007