Osprey Men-at-Arms 79 : Napoleon's Egyptian Campaigns 1798-1801
The imaginative strategic plan of Revolutionary France to cut Britain's lifeline to India by seizing Egypt and the Levant was an epic adventure, set amongst some of the most ancient places of history, then almost unknown to Europeans. It occurred at a critical period both for France and in the fortunes of Napoleon Bonaparte. It failed, yet Bonaparte emerged from it as the chief power in France and in a position to conclude the Revolutionary Wars to his advantage. Nevertheless, it proved once again the supremacy of the British fleet and furthermore that a reformed British Army was a force to be reckoned with in the future. Michael Barthorp provides an outline of the campaigns and examines in greater detail the armies which marched and fought amid the desert sands and relics of earlier civilisations. This book contains plenty of notable illustrations, including eight full page colour plates by Gerry Embleton.
- The French Army
- The Mameluke and Turkish Armies
- The British Army
- The Battles
- The Plates