Tel El-Kebir, 1882
Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt
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Tel El-Kebir, 1882 by Donald F. Featherstone
Book DescriptionOsprey's Campaign title for the battle of Tel El-Kebir of 1882. In 1881, the Egyptian army mutinied against the Khedive of Egypt and forced him to appoint Said Ahmed Arabi as Minister of War. In March 1882, Arabi was made a Pasha and from this time on acted as a dictator. Arabi demanded that the foreigners be driven out of Egypt and called for the massacre of Christians. This prompted an armed British response, first in the form of a naval bombardment of Alexandria, and then as an expeditionary force under Lieutenant-General Wolseley. This book explores the entire campaign, including Sir Wolseley's 'textbook' operation that was planned and executed with masterly competence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855323339
(250mm x 185mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald F. Featherstone
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Author Biography - Donald F. Featherstone
Don Featherstone has long been a student of military history and has visited many of the world's most famous battlefields. He has written extensively on a large number of military campaigns from the point of view of both the historian and the wargamer.
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