Battle of the Nile
2nd August 1798
The battle of the Nile was the climax of a naval campaign that had ranged across the Mediterranean during the previous three months, as a large French convoy sailed from Toulon to Alexandria, carrying an expeditionary force under General Napoleon Bonaparte.
The French were defeated by the British forces led by Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson.
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