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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse17 Jan 2019 12:21 p.m. PST

"On 19 May 1798, a French fleet sailed from Toulon, escorting an expeditionary force of over 30,000 men under General Napoleon Bonaparte. The force was destined for Egypt, Bonaparte seeking to expand French influence in Asia and force Britain to make peace in the French Revolutionary Wars, which had begun in 1792. Sailing southeast, the convoy collected additional transports from Italian ports and at 05:30 on 9 June arrived off Valletta. Grand Master Ferdinand von Hompesch zu Bolheim, refused Bonaparte's demand that his entire convoy be allowed to enter Valletta and take on supplies, insisting that Malta's neutrality meant that only two ships could enter at a time…."

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Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 10:54 p.m. PST

interesting

von Winterfeldt22 Jan 2019 12:53 p.m. PST

nice maps

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