British Victory in Egypt : The End of Napoleon's Conquest Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 304 pages, Illustrations maps.
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 30/09/2010
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781848854727