jeudi 19 avril 2012

The landing of British troops in Egypt of the 8th March 1801

A British army of 5,000 led by General   Ralph Abercromby          landed along the beach to dislodge an entrenched French detachment of 2,000 under General  Louis FriantThey did so, but not before 1,100 British troops were lost.
Le débarquement des troupes anglaises en Egypte le 8 mars 1801 estampe d'apres un tableau de P.J Loutherbourg

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