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British Victory in Egypt : The End of Napoleon's Conquest - Piers Mackesy

British Victory in Egypt

The End of Napoleon's Conquest

Paperback Published: 30th September 2010
ISBN: 9781848854727
Number Of Pages: 304

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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.

This edition features a new Preface by [Mackesy].

List of maps and tablesp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Forging an army
'Sir Ralph is not a Courtier'p. 3
A Look at John Turkp. 13
The Forging of the Bladep. 27
Rehearsing Invasionp. 38
The Eve of Battlep. 50
Assault Landingp. 67
'We shall all Fare Alike'p. 78
'A Cool Intrepidity': The Mandara Battlep. 86
'We must Make the Attempt'p. 98
Surprised in Darknessp. 108
The Battle in the Dawnp. 119
The Price of Victoryp. 131
'Ungracious Manners and a Violent Temper'p. 145
'Much more at Ease in his Command'p. 151
The Thrust on the Nilep. 162
The Verge of Mutinyp. 172
Onward to Cairop. 183
Honour redeemed
Forty Centuries Look Downp. 195
The Final Manoeuvrep. 205
The Fall of Alexandriap. 216
The Achievementp. 225
'Abercromby's Soldiers'p. 234
Later titles of the British regimentsp. 242
Notesp. 244
Guide to citationsp. 268
Indexp. 274
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ISBN: 9781848854727
ISBN-10: 1848854722
Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th September 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.56 x 12.95  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1