#7 – The Egyptian Campaign

Is it just me or are these shows gradually getting longer? ๐Ÿ™‚

When we last left Napoleon, he had concluded the Italian Campaign with the treaty of Campo Formio and was a national hero. In this episode we talk about the Egyptian Campaign of 1798-99:

  • Too soon for his political move in France
  • The invasion of England postponed
  • In the footsteps of Alexander, off to Egypt!
  • Taking and re-making Malta
  • Reading the Qu’ran
  • The Rosetta Stone
  • The Battle of the Pyramids
  • The Battle of the Nile
  • Talleyrand’s Betrayal (the first of many)
  • Into Syria (Israel)
  • The Battles of Acre, Jaffa, Aboukir
  • The execution of prisoners
  • The sudden return to France!

In our next episode, we will watch with bated breath as Napoleon executes the coup of 18 Brumaire and becomes 1st Consul of France!

A Short Delay… with Maps!

Our apologies folks. Unfortunately David has had to take an unscheduled trip out of town for a few weeks and it has meant delaying the next show. The Pyramids will have to wait another couple of weeks. Until then, I discovered this site tonight which I thought I’d share with you: The Napoleon Series Military Map Archive. It includes many high resolution scans of maps covering the better-known campaigns of Napoleon’s career. Enjoy and we’ll be back with you soon!



Originally uploaded by Guillaume Laforge.

I’ve been here. Terrific experience. I highly recommend it if you’re going to Paris. It’s out in the ‘burbs, a few bus trips out of the CBD, but amazing to walk the halls and grounds of La Malmaison and think about what took place there.

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