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  Battle of the Nile - LoveToKnow 1911
NILE This was fought between the British and French fleets on the 1st of August 1798 in the roadstead of Aboukir.
The battle of the Pyramids had been fought on the 21st, and Napoleon was master of Egypt.
The risk was the greater because the battle began at sundown and was continued in the dark.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Battle_of_the_Nile   (2091 words)

  
 Battle of the Nile : Horatio Nelson : Egypt : Napoleon Bonaparte :
Battle of the Nile : Horatio Nelson : Egypt : Napoleon Bonaparte :
The Nile was a stunning victory for Nelson with only four enemy vessels escaping.
Courage and determination have never been more impressively characterised than those of Aristide Aubert Dupetit-Thouars, captain of the Tonnant, during the Battle of the Nile.
www.napoleonguide.com /battle_nile.htm   (299 words)

  
 Broadside. Battle of The Nile
The Battle of the Nile was fought in Aboukir bay near Alexandria, Egypt, on the 1st and 2nd of August 1798.
In this battle of annihilation the British suffered 213 killed and 677 wounded, the French lost 1400 killed and 600 wounded (figures from Lewis 'A Social History of the Navy').
The Enemy were moored in a strong Line of Battle for defending the entrance of the Bay, (of Shoals,) flanked by numerous Gun-boats, four Frigates, and a Battery of Guns and Mortars on an Island in their Van; but nothing could withstand the Squadron your Lordship did me the honour to place under my command.
www.nelsonsnavy.co.uk /broadside1.html   (2248 words)

  
 Battle of the Nile - MSN Encarta
Battle of the Nile, naval action fought on August 1-2, 1798, during the Napoleonic Wars, between the British and the French in Abū Qīr Bay, about 24 km (about 15 mi) northeast of Alexandria, Egypt.
A French fleet of 17 ships, commanded by Vice Admiral François Paul Brueys d'Aigailliers, had sailed from Toulon, France, with Napoleon Bonaparte and the army with which Napoleon intended to conquer Egypt, before attacking the British in India.
After a battle that lasted into the night, the French were forced to admit defeat; all but four of their vessels either surrendered or were destroyed.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761575107/Battle_of_the_Nile.html   (211 words)

  
 Battle of Trafalgar
The Battle of Trafalgar shown in maritime naval prints by Bill Bishop, William Stuart, Brian Wood, T Whitcombe, Ivan Berryman and E Sartorious.
The battle raged for five hours, in which time not one single British ship was lost, however, Nelson would tragically lose his life at the very moment of his triumph, a triumph which rendered the British Navy unchallenged in supremacy for over a century.
One of the most decisive battles in the history of the Royal Navy, Nelson's defeat of the French fleet took place on 21st October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar and was conducted with not a single British ship lost, although few ships escaped severe punishment and loss of life on both sides was tragically high.
www.naval-art.com /battle_of_trafalgar.htm   (2461 words)

  
  Battle of the Nile, 1 August 1798
The battle of the Nile was the first of Nelson’s three great naval victories (with Copenhagen and Trafalgar).
The battle of the Nile altered the nature of the French expedition.
The battle of the Nile was the most crushing victory of the Napoleonic Wars at sea, possibly of the entire war.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_nile.html   (5115 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Battle of Vestonice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of Věstonice, or Battle of Wisternitz, was fought on August 5, 1619 between a Bohemian force and an Austrian army under Dampierre.
Battles may be small scale, only involving a handful of individuals, perhaps two squads, up to battles on army levels where hundreds of thousands may be engaged in a single battle at one time.
A "battle of annihilation" is one in which the defeated party is destroyed in the field, such as the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Battle-of-Vestonice   (577 words)

  
 Battle of the Nile - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Battle of the Nile, also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, was an important naval battle of the French Revolutionary Wars between a British fleet commanded by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson and a French fleet under Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers.
He ordered his line of battle to divide in two, with one division to pass between the French line and the shoal, and the other division to close from the deeper side and so fire on the French from both sides.
The battle established British naval superiority during the remainder of the French Revolutionary Wars, and was an important contribution to the growing fame of Admiral Nelson.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/The_Battle_of_the_Nile   (1009 words)

  
 Toxocara - Mortal Intrepid Frigate (The Battle Of The Nile) – Music at Last.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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 Battle of the Nile Information
For the last battle of the dynastic struggle between Cleopatra and Ptolemy XIII, in which Julius Caesar intervened, see Battle of the Nile (47 BC).
The Battle of the Nile, known in France as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, was an important naval battle of the French Revolutionary Wars between a British fleet commanded by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson and a French fleet under Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers.
These clumps are known as the Nile Clumps, because it is believed they were shaped from a larger piece of woodland (forest) after the Battle of the Nile, to represent the positions of French and British ships.
www.bookrags.com /Battle_of_the_Nile   (1977 words)

  
 Tactics of Naval Warfare
Battle of the Nile, from: "Chart of the Bay of Aboukir, as illustrating the narrative of Lord Nelson's action".
Nelson's comprehensive victory over the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile on 1 August 1798 exemplified both his genius as a leader and his tactical acumen.
In the weeks that preceded the battle, as his fleet scoured the Mediterranean in search of the French, Nelson held regular meetings with his captains to discuss every possible situation in which they might find the enemy and the best method of engagement to employ in each case.
www.kcl.ac.uk /depsta/iss/library/speccoll/exhibitions/skilsail/tactics.html   (839 words)

  
 South African Military History Society - Journal - The Battle of the Nile - Circa 1190 B.C.
The Battle of the Nile - Circa 1190 B.C. by I Cornelius
Most history hooks which refer to 'the Battle of the Nile', usually describe the battle that was fought in A.D. In that year Horatio Nelson, the hero of Trafalgar (1805) defeated the fleet of Napoleon at Aboukir Bay (near Alexandria).
The whole battle is typical of naval battles in the earlier periods(5), a fight between two parties of soldiers on board ships and not sailors engaging in battle.
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 FGS PROJECT Napoleon
The Battle of the Nile was the turning point in the war against Revolutionary France.
For the next seven years, until his untimely death at the age of 47 at the Battle of Trafalgar, he was to be the main symbol of England’s continued and implacable resistance to France – feted by kings and princes, and celebrated in popular art and souvenirs.
The Nile, therefore, is a key battle, both in Nelson’s own story, and in the epic story of the Royal Navy.
www.underwaterdiscovery.org /Sitemap/Project/ProjectArticel.aspx?ProjectName=Napoleon&Layout=B&XmlDocument=0002.xml   (516 words)

  
 Nicholas Pocock
Napoleonic naval art prints of the Battle of Trafalgar, Battle of the Nile, Battle of Copenhagen, Battle of Cape St. Vincent and the Glorious 1st of June by military artist Nicholas Pocock.
One of the most realistic pictures of a sea battle ever painted, the British ship, the Defence, totally dismasted but refusing to surrender, she is being attacked by a French two-decker on the left and L Achille on the right.
The Battle of Copenhagen, 2nd April 1801 by Pocock Battle of the Nile, 1st August 1798 by Pocock Nelsons annihilation of the French Fleet at Aboukir Bay was complete, but for the escape of Admiral Villeneuve who would again confront his nemesis just seven years later at Trafalgar.
www.militaryartcompany.com /pocock.htm   (727 words)

  
 The Pharaonic Village - Napoleon's Conquest of Egypt Exhibit
The Battle of the Pyramids: This is the battle where Napoleon and his army defeated the Mamelukes - warlords of Egypt.
The battle was fought at Imbaba, 13 miles north of the pyramids.
The Battle of the Nile: This was the famous battle fought in Aboukir bay - 11 miles east of Alexandria.
www.touregypt.net /village/exhibits_napoleon.htm   (263 words)

  
 Battle of the Nile, August 1st 1798, for J. Jenkins's "Naval Achievements" Giclee Print by Thomas Whitcombe at ...
Battle of the Nile, August 1st 1798, for J. Jenkins's "Naval Achievements" Giclee Print by Thomas Whitcombe at AllPosters.com
Ramses Temple and the Nile Shoreline at Abu Simbel
Battle of the Nile, August 1st 1798, for J. Jenkins's "Naval Achievements"
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 BATTLE OF THE NILE - Online Information article about BATTLE OF THE NILE
All the possibilities of battle had been fully discussed between him and his captains.
The risk was the greater because the battle began at sundown and was continued in the dark.
explosion imposed a brief suspension of battle, but the fire was soon renewed.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /NEW_NUM/NILE_BATTLE_OF_THE.html   (2837 words)

  
 Battle of the Nile @ Nelson.y2u.co.uk
The Battle of the Nile, also known as the Battle of Aboukir Bay, was an important naval battle of the French Revolutionary Wars between a British fleet commanded by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson and a French fleet under Vice-Admiral François-Paul Brueys D'Aigalliers.
He ordered his line of battle to divide in two, with one division to pass between the French line and the shoal, and the other division to close from the deeper side and so fire on the French from both sides.
The battle established British naval superiority during the remainder of the French Revolutionary Wars, and was an important contribution to the growing fame of Admiral Nelson.
y2u.co.uk /sub012_Nelson/NL-Battle-of-the-Nile.htm   (964 words)

  
 Cronaca: Battle of the Nile veterans to be reburied
Cronaca: Battle of the Nile veterans to be reburied
Battle of the Nile veterans to be reburied
Nearly 207 years after the Battle of the Nile - long considered the Royal Navy's most daring operation - the sailors, soldiers and service personnel who died fighting Napoleon Bonaparte's fleet will finally be laid to rest.
www.cronaca.com /archives/003405.html   (175 words)

  
 Toxocara - Mortal Intrepid Frigite (Battle Of The Nile) – Music at Last.fm
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 The Battle of the Nile
During the battle Leander and Alexander positioned themselves to “rake” the French Flagship Orient from its bow and stern quarters.
The relentless aggression of the British captains was vividly illustrated by the conduct of HMS Bellerophon.
Davison awarded medals for the battle, gold for captains, silver for officers, gilt metal for warrant officers and metal for sailors; at a cost to him of £2,000.
www.britishbattles.com /waterloo/battle-nile.htm   (3362 words)

  
 Egypt Nile River Cruises & Sightseeing  Tours | 4-day, 5-day and 8-day Nile river cruises on 4 star, 5 star ...
Nile river cruises begin in Aswan or Luxor, covering a distance of 200 kilometers.
Throughout your Nile River cruise you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable tour guide who will provide in-depth insights and a comprehensive understanding of the ancient kingdoms.
From its principal source, Lake Victoria, in east central Africa, the Nile flows north through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea, a distance of 5584 kilometers (3470 miles).
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 The Mediadrome - History - First Person: The Battle of the Nile (1798)
The battle made Nelson's reputation, in spite of the fact that he was wounded in the head.
The Enemy were moored in a strong Line of Battle for defending the entrance of the Bay, (of Shoals,) flanked by numerous Gun-boats, four Frigates, and a Battery of Guns and Mortars on an Island in their Van; but nothing could withstand the Squadron your Lordship did me the honour to place under my command.
Their high state of discipline is well known to you, and with the judgment of the Captains, together with their valour, and that of the Officers and Men of every description, it was absolutely irresistible.
www.themediadrome.com /content/articles/history_articles/first_person/battle_of_the_nile.htm   (594 words)

  
 TheNile
There was a need for speed because by August the Nile would be in flood and would seriously hamper their plans.
As he rounded the island and ran down the enemy line, he saw that, with any luck, he could take his ship inside the French position and fire at his opponent on the side she would not have been prepared for.
The stunning detonation silenced the battle and was heard in Alexandria, fifteen miles away.
www.aboutnelson.co.uk /thenile.htm   (3291 words)

  
 Derek Gardner, Naval Art
Battle honours for HMS Orion: Glorious 1st June 1794, Groix 1795, Cape St Vincent 1797, Battle of the Nile 1798, Battle of Trafalgar 1805, Baltic 1807.
Battle honours for HMS Orion: Glorious 1st June 1794, Groix 1795, Cape St Vincent 1797, Battle of the Nile 1798, Battle of Trafalgar 1805, Baltic 1807.The Edgar by Derek Gardner
Battle of the Dogger Bank 1915 by Randall Wilson.
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 Battle of the Nile
The three Line of Battle Ships lost sight of the Frigates on the same day; and at the moment of the misfortune which befell the Vanguard, the British Squadron was not many leagues distant from the French Fleet under Buonaparte, which had on that very day set sail from Toulon.
Battle, in a Bay upon the larboard bow, which we afterwards found to be Aboukir Bay.
The Admiral made the Signal to prepare for Battle, and that it was his intention to attack the Enemy's Van and Centre as they lay at anchor, and according to the plan before developed.
www.history.navy.mil /library/online/nile.htm   (6902 words)

  
 French Naval Order of Battle at Aboukir Bay (Battle of the Nile): 1-2 August 1798
One of the most decisive battles in naval history, the Battle of the Nile was fought on 1-2 August 1798 in Egypt's Aboukir Bay.
An interesting point of the battle was that the French squadron - under Vice-Admiral Francois-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers - fought while anchored in a semi-circle (the British squadron, commanded by Rear-Admiral Horatio Nelson, also fought much of the battle at anchor).
[1] The destruction of 'L'Orient' was the subject of the famous 1827 painting 'Battle of the Nile' by George Arnald (1763-1841) in London's National Maritime Museum.
www.napoleon-series.org /military/battles/Nile/c_nile.html   (468 words)

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