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battle of Alexandria


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1801.

Napoleon's expedition to Egypt was cut off in August 1798 by Nelson's victory of the Nile, and a year later Napoleon abandoned his men and returned to France. In March 1801 a British force of 14,000 men under Sir Ralph Abercromby fought its way towards Alexandria. On the 21st, after heavy fighting in which Abercromby was killed, the French capitulated.

Subjects: British History.


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