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An Aid to Nelson’s Victory? A Description of the Harbour of Aboukir 1798

By Tom Malcomson

A re-opening of the ever contentious debate of ‘did Nelson have any prior intelligence concerning the anchorage surrounding the French fleet at Aboukir in 1798?’ To lunge into battle in an unfamiliar bay in a failing light would have been extremely risky even courting disaster. Alternatively, if Nelson did have a sketch of the bay […] Read More

Filed under: Nelson | French Revolution | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics