Tel El-Kebir 1882: Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt

Tel El-Kebir 1882: Wolseley's Conquest of Egypt

by Donald Featherstone
     
 

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Osprey'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…  See more details below

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Osprey'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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855323339
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
982,023
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


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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