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.
On the morning of April 2, 1801, Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson led a fleet of 12 British ships of the line into Copenhagen harbor to do battle with the Danish fleet. Operating under the supervision of Admiral Sir Hyde Parker, Nelson w... Read Post
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