Brandt, Anthony
September 2010
Military History;Sep2010, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p40
The article focuses on French commander Napoléon Bonaparte's failed campaign to invade Egypt in 1798. It states the Bonaparte and his army had to contend not only with the Mamelukes but also with the desert heat, water scarcity and the flies. Despite the situation, Bonaparte easily conquered Alexandria but en route to Cairo, the French had to face the Bedouins and the British forces. The author believes that Bonaparte was finally defeated because of poor planning, military and political missteps and lack of logistical support.


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