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French Soldier in Egypt 1798-1801: The Army of the Orient
[9781841766287]
$24.99 $20.95

Author: Crowdy, Terry
Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
Year: 2003
ISBN: 9781841766287
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Description:
New book, 64 pages, WAR077. This book concentrates on the dramatic experiences of Napoleon's Army of the Orient in Egypt and the Holy Land. The fighting of the Mamelukes and Turks are covered in depth, detailing desert combat, siege warfare, cavalry skirmishes and the suppression of uprisings. It examines the French treatment of prisoners as well as the fate of captured Frenchmen, and describes caring for the wounded, outbreaks of bubonic plague, and the terrible retreat from Acre in 1799, in accounts by the men who were there. The experiences of infantry, cavalry and sea soldiers of Napoleon's Army of the Orient are brought vividly back to life. Contents: Chronology, Assembling the expedition, Finding their sea legs, Life on board, Marooned, Another world, Everyday life, Campaigns and combat, Home, Colour plate commentary, Museums, Collecting, Re-enactment, Index.


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