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Subject

Battle of Abukir

Event  From 8/3/1801  To 8/3/1801

Categories: Armed Forces, War Memorial other

Countries: Egypt

Part of the Napoleonic Wars. The British fought the French at Abu Qir in Egypt and achieved a tactical victory. Britain wanted to land troops on the beach and the French would prefer they stayed at sea. Wikipedia says "The French withdrew, losing at least 300 dead and eight pieces of cannon." One of those pieces of cannon ended up on Horse Guards Parade.

Not to be confused with the Battle of Abukir in 1799.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Battle of Abukir

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