Author Results for Colin S. White

The Bombardment of Alexandria 1882

By Colin S. White

Britain become involved in Egyptian internal affairs as a result of financial and strategic interest in the Suez Canal. When an army mutiny in 1881 overthrew the ruling Khedive, Britain intervened. The bombardment succeeded despite uncertain battle plans from Vice-Admiral Seymour who divided his fleet, making it difficult to concentrate fire on dispersed shore batteries. […] Read More

Filed under: Mediterranean | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Weapons