Battle of the Pyramids

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Comment by Jonathan Downs on August 7th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Just noticed this: inaccuracy which must be corrected at once otherwise you are doing damage rather than educating. ‘His successor, General Monou, continued to command a segment of French occupied territory in Egypt as a civil war waged around them in which British, Ottoman, and Egyptian forces were all involved.’

One: spelling error: his name was Menou, not Monou. There was no ‘civil war’ at the time as Egypt was forcibly occupied by French troops, but suffered constant skirmish attack by British and Turkish forces until 7 March 1801 when the british army landed on the beaches at Aboukir in the Nile Delta, near Alexandria. With Ottoman Turkish allies, the British pushed the French back, conducted the surrender of Gen. Belliard commanding the Cairo garrison and besieged Alexandria where Menou, as Commander in Chief of the ‘Army of the East’, surrendered the remaining forces formally at the end of August, 1801. Please correct the entry – see my own book or the website where I put the legal history behind the acquisition of the Rosetta Stone, which explains many of the complexities of the French presence in Egypt.
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Jonathan Downs

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on June 8th, 2011 at 11:02 am

Thank you for your very helpful feedback. The article has been revised as you suggested, and your book added to the references.

Comment by Sultan on December 4th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

The Order of battle is not correct. the 50,000-75,000 is disproven and disputed by modern research, modern historian Nezar Alsayyad state the numbers of the mameluke army we’re around 12,000, research 13,000 – 16,000 – 20,000

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on December 4th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Thank you for your comment. The article will be revised to correct the numbers of soldiers involved.

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