A Tidy Little War

A Tidy Little War

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In 1882 the British invaded Egypt in an audacious war that gave them control of the country, and the Suez Canal, for more than seventy years. William Wright gives the first full account of that hard-fought and hitherto neglected campaign, which was not nearly as 'tidy' as the British commander would later claim. Using unpublished documents and forgotten books, including the discovery of General Sir Garnet Wolseley's diaries, Wright highlights how the Egyptian War, climaxing in the dawn battle of Tel-el-Kebir was altogether a close-run thing. The major combined services operation of the late Victorian era also saw the Royal Navy sail into battle for the last time in its old glory and the book has the first full account of the Bombardment of Alexandria.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 34mm | 698.53g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752450905
  • 9780752450902
  • 1,208,167

About William Wright

William Wrightis the former chairman of the Victorian Military History Society. He has several articles published in journals such as "Savage and Soldier" and "Soldiers of the Queen.""show more

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