The extraordinary story of the battle of the nile, as the action in aboukir bay is often incorrectly called, is remarkable for its paradoxes and its revelation of the power of an individual for a start, the british fleet that fought the french on that first day of august 1798 should not have been fit for battle. 1st of august 1798 the british fleet under the command of admiral nelson defeat the french at aboukir bay, egypt. This naval battle took place on 1-2 august in aboukir bay, off the coast of egypt it was between british and french fleets and ended in a british victory general napoleon bonaparte mobilized ships in the region, in an attempt to cut off vital british tr.
Battle of the nile richard cavendish | published in history today volume 48 issue 8 august 1998 the battle which, more than any other, established horatio nelson's fame began as the sun set on august 1st, 1798, over a french fleet of seventeen ships. The battle of the nile was an important naval battle (fought by ships) between the british and the french it happened in 1798 it happened in 1798 the british, led by horatio nelson , defeated the french who were led by napoleon bonaparte. Account of the battle of the nile: in january 1798, french land forces and a substantial fleet gathered in the french mediterranean port of toulon it was apparent to the british government of william pitt that general napoleon bonaparte intended to invade some part of the mediterranean, but it was not clear where.
It is a remarkable account of a man who, admiral horatio nelson had already earned enduring fame for the british victory at the battle of the nile in 1798, he. The battle of the nile, also known as the battle of aboukir bay, or in french as bataille d'aboukir, was an important naval engagement between a british fleet led by sir horatio nelson and french vice-admiral françois-paul brueys d'aigalliers in aboukir bay on the nile river. Battle of the pyramids: battle of the pyramids, (july 21, 1798), military engagement in which napoleon bonaparte and his french troops captured cairo his victory was attributed to the implementation of his one significant tactical innovation, the massive divisional square. Sign in account & lists sign in account & lists orders try prime cart 0 1-12 of 139 results for books: battle of the nile battle of the nile.
Posts about battle of the nile written by michelinewalker eugène delacroix eugène delacroix (26 april 1798 - 13 august 1863) was a romantic painter as well as a lithographer. Battle of the nile share but ayman shabana says egypt is unlike any of the other nations bordering the nile he says the mighty river accounts for up to 95% of all of egypt's available water. According to one account, five british ships the battle of the nile was the most complete naval victory of the 18th century as nelson himself remarked. About the society of amateur historians of the battle of the nile about the society the society is a gathering of like-minded individuals interested in the pursuit historical knowledge.
For napoleon: total war on the pc, a gamefaqs message board topic titled battle of the nile: anyone win this on gold. Account of the french invasion of egypt, 1798-1801 (one partial outcome of the battle of the nile was that both turkey and russian had come into the war against. On this day in 1798 began the battle of the nile, a major naval engagement between the royal navy and the navy of the french republic the battle was the climax of a naval campaign that had ranged across the mediterranean during the previous three months, as a large french convoy sailed from toulon to. The battle of the nile by oliver warner first published in 1960, this is a gripping account of the decisive sea battle between the forces of napoleon and the british under nelson in 1798. The battle of the nile was the first of nelson's three great naval victories (with copenhagen and trafalgar) it was the nearest napoleon and nelson came to a direct confrontation, and it helped to foil napoleon's grand plans in the east.
Battle of the nile (battle of aboukir bay) slideshow battle of the nile, august 1st 1798 at 10 pm [to see the account of the battle. A sea battle fought in 1798 between the british and the french near alexandria in egypt the british under nelson won an important victory, trapping the army of napoleon in egypt and gaining control of the mediterranean for britain. The battle of the nile was a significant naval action fought during 1-3 august 1798 the battle took place in aboukir bay , near the mouth of the river nile on the mediterranean coast of egypt and pitted a british fleet of the royal navy against a fleet of the french navy. In nelson and the nile, brian lavery treats the reader to a great account of not just the battle of the nile (or aboukir bay), but also the events the lead up to it, and the aftermath (up to two years later.
Not specifically about the battle of the nile, but the nelson touch is an excellent biography of admiral nelson also, to rule the waves provides a good overview of the royal navy including several pages devoted to the battle. Battle of the nile is a conjectural name for this article if you know the official name or have a better name or translation for it, please contact a wiki administrator to change it they can be tough nuts to crack. Combat and culture: imagining the battle of the nile the battle (of the nile to english writers, of aboukir, to the shape accounts of the battle in an effort.
The battle of the nile started late on the 1st august 1798 and took place throughout the night in abū qīr (aboukir) bay, egypt the royal navy, under the command of sir horatio nelson with 14 ships of the line defeated an anchored french fleet of 13 ships of the line under the command of francois-paul brueys d'aigalliers. Description a detailed, annotated and scaled chart or plan of aboukir bay with the main action of the battle of the nile on the left, including the explosion of 'l'orient', and the later disposition of the two fleets on the morning of 2 august shown on the right other ship positions in the. The battle of the nile: the history of the decisive royal navy victory that trapped napoleon in egypt - kindle edition by charles river editors download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.