battle of Tel-el-Kebir

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(12–13 September 1882)

A battle between British and Egyptian forces, 83 km (52 miles) east of Cairo. British troops under Sir Garnet Wolseley defeated an Egyptian army led by Arabi Pasha. Cairo fell on the following day, thus confirming the British conquest of Egypt.

Subjects: British History — World History.

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