The Egyptian campaign of 1801

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History Today
Vol. 12, no. 2 (February 1962), p. 116-123

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Having lost hope of invading the British Isles, in 1797 the French Directory made a bold attempt to cut off their enemy's East-Indian trade routes. The agent they chose was Napoleon Bonaparte, a brilliant young general "already fascinated by the Eastern scene"