Abu Qir

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Abu Qir

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Abukir

(both: ă'bo͞okēr`, əbo͞o`kər), village, N Egypt, on a promontory in the Nile River delta. Admiral Horatio Nelson's victory over the French fleet off Abu Qir on Aug. 1–2, 1798 (sometimes called the battle of the Nile), restored British prestige in the Mediterranean region and, with the land victory (1801) led by Sir Ralph Abercromby, cut short the French venture in the Middle East begun by Napoleon I.
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These two companies would lead the advance to Aboukir. Then 'B' Company would pass through, followed by the Loyal Edmonton Regiment.
The couple are tenants of the Laird of Hartfield, who is off serving as an army officer at Aboukir.
If such an operation were initiated, a navy could strangle it by preventing resupply to the troops ashore--a major lesson demonstrated in Napoleon Bonaparte's Egyptian Campaign of 1798 when his entire fleet was destroyed by Adm Horatio Nelson at Aboukir Bay.
Thonis-Heracleion, Aboukir Bay Image Credit: [c]Franck Goddio / Hilti Foundatio Stele of Thonis-Heracleion, Thonis-Heracleion, Aboukir Bay, Egypt.
Those in Egypt could recover at the nurses' rest home in Aboukir. Others were sent to England where philanthropists made houses available as convalescent homes for nurses.
In another change, 'Bourky Bay' (Aboukir Bay, in Egypt) has become 'Bony Bay' on Tristan.
In September, HMS Hogue and her sister ships Cressy and Aboukir - Royal Navy armoured cruisers which had played a minor role at Heligoland - were sunk by U-boat U-9 in the space of just an hour.
Dr John Anderson, surgeon to the Aboukir convict hospital ship at the Chatham Hulk establishment, was no exception.
Franck Goddio, his team and photographer Christoph Gerigk brought the artifacts up after a 'lost city' was discovered in Aboukir Bay in 2000 thirty feet below the surface.
1798: The Battle of the Nile, when Nelson inflicted a crushing defeat on the French fleet at Aboukir Bay.
Dans ce sens, lors de la rencontre tenue jeudi dernier, apres le mot de preambule du directeur general, Hanafi Aboukir, cadre avere de la regie, s'est lance dans un expose exhaustif relatant les diverses prouesses relatives a la distribution de l'eau potable et l'installation de l'assainissement liquide.
However, in the last 15 years, with the help of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, marine archaeologist Franck Goddio, underwater sites have been excavated in Alexandria and in the Bay of Aboukir, recovering stunning artifacts that reveal Cleopatra's lifestyle.