French Soldier in Egypt 1798–1801

The Army of the Orient

French Soldier in Egypt 1798–1801 cover

French Soldier in Egypt 1798–1801

The Army of the Orient

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Assembling the expedition · Finding their sea legs · Life on board · Marooned · Another world · Everyday life · Campaigns and combat · Home · Colour plate commentary · Museums · Collecting · Re-enactment · Index

Product details

Published 20 Jun 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841766287
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
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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