BATTLE OF THE NILE, August 1,
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The Battle of the Nile
in a Nutshell
This battle was part of
Napoleon's Egypt Campaign, which in turn was part of the
French Revolutionary Wars.
The British, led by
vs. the French, led by Admiral François-Paul Brueys
Casualties, and Consequences
The Brits won this battle. Nelson, hero of the day, was made a baron.
Only four French ships could escape, led
by Rear Admiral Pierre Charles de Villeneuve.
Napoleon had to
kiss his dreams of conquering the East good-bye.
200 casualties for the British and over 3,000 casualties for the