24967Re: [WarOf1812] Egypt
- May 4, 2005Dear Thin :-)
My archaeological expedition for six years was at Tel Dor, Israel. It
used to be known as Tanturah, and was one of the sites of a pause in
Nappy's journey back to Egypt after Acre.
In the museum at the site there are numerous encrusted cannons and
muskets, a few sabres and other swords as well. Many were found on the
seabed by the underwater team from the University of Haifa, others were
found on site and had been buried for 180 years.
Now this ain't Egypt today, but when Napoleon went through it was
governed by Egypt as a province of the Ottoman Empire.
I would love to see a battle or skirmish over land that has seen
thousands of years of civilisation and warfare - and hot! Talk about
hot! 40 Celsius by midday onsite (for those still using Fahrenheit -
very hot). Wool uniforms - just what was needed.
Egypt today - India tomorrow, and then the Fever isles - now that would
On Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at 03:10 PM, HQ93rd@... wrote:
> In a message dated 2/05/2005 7:32:08 AM, suthren@... writes:
> > But I'd risk the
> > thought that it would be colourful and an addition, even if more the
> > atmosphere of Napoleon's campaign in Egypt than William Henry
> > pursuing Tecumseh.....
> Just what I was about to say!
> So when are we having an Egypt event? (NOT actually IN Egypt, mind!)
> 93rd SHRoFLHU
> THE Thin Red Line
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> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds
> of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of
> THOUSANDS of square miles...
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