Tel El-Kebir 1882

Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt

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Tel El-Kebir 1882

Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt

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In 1881, the Egyptian army mutinied against the Khedive of Egypt and forced him to appoint Said Ahmed Arabi as Minister of War. In March 1882, Arabi was made a Pasha and from this time on acted as a dictator. Arabi demanded that the foreigners be driven out of Egypt and called for the massacre of Christians. This prompted an armed British response, first in the form of a naval bombardment of Alexandria, and then as an expeditionary force under Lieutenant-General Wolseley. This book explores the entire campaign, including Sir Wolseley's 'textbook' operation that was planned and executed with masterly competence.

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Published May 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472803856
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 77 b/w; 17 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 27
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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