Battle of the Nile


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see Abu QirAbu Qir
or Abukir
, 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
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A spokesman for the auction house said yesterday: "Four new world records were set including one for Anderson's evocative depiction of one of the least known incidents from the Battle of the Nile.
Among the four medallions located in the upper tier of the monument was that to Nelson, celebrating his spectacular victory at the Battle of the Nile, and originally accompanied by a painting of the event, though this is no longer to be seen.
At the Battle of the Nile, in 1798, Nelson had out manoeuvred the French fleet that was at anchor.
It acquired it's nickname in 1800 following the victory of Admiral Horatio Nelson over Napoleon's fleet in the Battle of the Nile.
Clarke arrived in Alexandria in April 1801, one month after Nelson had won the Battle of the Nile, and from here travelled to Greece, only recently made accessible again to the British.
1798: The Battle of the Nile saw Nelson beat the French fleet, which he attacked on finding it at anchor at Aboukir Bay.
Weird and wonderful commemorative items which demonstrate the 'Nelson mania' that gripped the British people can also be seen, from a Battle of the Nile themed bulb planter to toy bricks showing scenes from Nelson's funeral procession.
This had only been done twice before, by Francis Drake when he chased the Spanish Armada from the English Channel and by Horatio Nelson when he defeated the French at the Battle of the Nile.
The following year, Nelson won a decisive victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile.
By 1805 he was First Lieutenant of HMS Spartiate - captured from the French at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.
It also shows a scar over his right eyebrow from an injury inflicted at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.
Above the ship is a facsimile of "the Flag Staff Truck of L'Orient, which was fished up by Sir Samuel Hood the day following the Battle of the Nile, and presented by him to Lord Nelson".

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