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Hadraada Inactive Member02 Feb 2012 7:59 a.m. PST

I am interested in the Egyptian expedition of 1801 led by Colonel Abercromby.

what history should I consult to become acquainted with all that went on until the capture of Cairo?

Andrew Preziosi02 Feb 2012 8:07 a.m. PST

Wilson's "Expedtion to Egypt" is Free Ebook in various forms and is a great place to start.

There is also, "A Short History of the Naval and Military Operations in Egypt from 1798 to 1802"

Go to Archive.org or Google Books to snag them.

Methinks Piers Macksey wrote a well received book too. but you're either going to have to ILL it with costs in mind or buy it by trading in your wife or first born, it ain't nun to cheap!

Hope that helps.

Grizzlymc Inactive Member02 Feb 2012 8:12 a.m. PST

For Napoleonics, I would read one about Bonapartes campaign there.

Hadraada Inactive Member02 Feb 2012 8:31 a.m. PST

Thankyou both for your quick replies. The Wilson book is just what I'm looking for. I love the style of the contemporary works. I'm truly grateful for your help.

Von Ewald Inactive Member02 Feb 2012 9:13 a.m. PST

Methinks Piers Macksey wrote a well received book too. but you're either going to have to ILL it with costs in mind or buy it by trading in your wife or first born, it ain't nun to cheap!

New copies available from $14.91 USD

link

Andrew Preziosi02 Feb 2012 12:20 p.m. PST

Thanks Von Ewald…appreciated!

TMPWargamerabbit02 Feb 2012 11:51 p.m. PST

I second the British Victory in Egypt 1801 book selection…by Piers Mackesy.
Covers the entire campaign in detail.

NedZed03 Feb 2012 9:44 p.m. PST

Hadraada,

Thomas Walsh had a lot of description of the country in addition to the military movements. Free from Google Books:

link


JOURNAL OF THE LATE CAMPAIGN IN EGYPT.
INCLUDING DESCRIPTIONS OF THAT COUNTRY, AND OF
GIBRALTAR, MINORCA, MALTA, MARMORICE, AND MACRI;
WITH AN APPENDIX; CONTAINING OFFICIAL PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS:
BY
THOMAS WALSH,

CAPTAIN IN HIS MAJESTY'S NINETY-TIIIRD REGIMENT OF FOOT, AIDE-DE-CAMP

TO MAJOR-GENERAL SIR EYRE COOTE, K. B. AND K. C. M.
ILLUSTRATED BY NUMEROUS ENGRAVINGS 0F ANTIQUITIES, VIEWS, COSTUMES, PLANS, POSITIONS, &c.

THE SECOND EDITION,
1803

- Ned

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