Italy had already been conquered as past of France’s revolutionary wars, so in July 1798 General Napoleon Bonaparte could turn his attention to the next target nation. He landed in Egypt with a massive invasion fleet - 400 ships and 54,000 sailors and soldiers! Although the invasion of Egypt was not hugely successful militarily, I am interested in a specific aspect of the campaign.
Reuel Marc Gerecht over at the Weekly Standard: The modern Middle East has had numerous "game-changing" moments, when history turned. Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Egypt in 1798, Muhammad Ali's conquest of the Nile Valley in 1805... Read Post
Napoleon's Camel Camel supposedly ridden by Napoleon during his Egyptian campaign Napoleon Bonaparte’s failed 1798 to 1801 Egyptian campaign did not return to France a conquered country, but brought back ancient artifacts (including... Read Post