French Soldier in Egypt 1798–1801

The Army of the Orient

French Soldier in Egypt 1798–1801 cover

Description

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.

Product details

Published Aug 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782002031
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w; 8 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 77
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Terry Crowdy

TERRY CROWDY is a British military history author…

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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