Nile 1798

Nelson’s first great victory

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Nile 1798

Nelson’s first great victory

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Description

Osprey's examination of one of the great sea battles of the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802). On the night of August 1, 1798, a British fleet under the command of Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson met a French fleet under the command of Admiral François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers. By morning the British had won a near-complete victory: only two of the 13 French ships-of-the-line escaped and the rest were either captured or destroyed. It was the first major independent victory of Nelson's career but more importantly it crippled the French effort in Africa by denying them access to the suplies and support from the sea.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefield today /Further reading /Index

Product details

Published Mar 22 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846035807
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 42 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 230
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Gregory Fremont-Barnes

Gregory Fremont-Barnes holds a doctorate in Modern…

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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