British Victory in Egypt (Paperback)

Piers Mackesy

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In 1800 the British army's reputation was in tatters, having experienced nothing but failure in wars across the world for forty years; at home, a divided cabinet had to face the problem of Egypt, which had been occupied by Napoleon's Army of the Orient since 1798. The task of ejecting France fell to a disparate band of soldiers led by Sir Ralph Abercromby which, against all the odds, defeated the French army on 21 March 1801, bringing Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign to a definitive and crushing end. Piers Mackesy vividly brings to life the events of the battle, revealing how Abercromby's brilliantly-executed strategy restored the honour of the British army and averted disaster for the Empire.


Product Details

  • Product code: AHJBW
  • ISBN: 9781848854727
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 13.2cm
  • Pages: 304
  • Publish date: Thu Sep 30 00:00:00 BST 2010
  • Book points: 11

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