Abu Qir

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A·bu Qir

also A·bu·kir  (ä′bo͞o-kîr′, ăb′o͞o-)
A village of northern Egypt in the Nile River delta on the Bay of Abu Qir. Adm. Horatio Nelson's victory over a French fleet off Abu Qir in 1798 restored British prestige in the Mediterranean and ended French hopes of establishing a stronghold in the Middle East.
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While he was busy inland, where he meant to carry out some wonderful ideas of his, the English burn his fleet for him in Aboukir Bay, for they never could do enough to annoy us.
He hears this history of France after his famous battle of Aboukir, where with a single division he routed the grand army of the Turks, twenty-five thousand strong, and jostled more than half of them into the sea, rrrah
It tells the story of a journey back from the Battle of Aboukir, Egypt, in 1801.
These were the years of Aboukir Bay and Trafalgar, and Rowlandson and Pugin's clerks call to mind those other armies of red-coated Britons, news of whose victories and defeats would travel through such rooms on the way to the corners of the nation.
Nearby, the Battle of Aboukir Bay took place, between the French and British navies in 1798, the governor adds.
The shock of arriving in force when and where an enemy does not expect it can often cause panic, as was the case for the arrival of the Prussian army of Frederick the Great at Leuthen in 1757, the arrival of Admiral Horatio Nelson's fleet at Aboukir Bay in 1798, or the drive through the Ardennes by German blitzkrieg forces in 1940.
1798: The Battle of the Nile when Nelson beat the French fleet at Aboukir Bay.
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.
The senior midshipman was commended for bravery in helping comrades when his ship the HMS Aboukir was hit by a submarine on September 22, 1914.
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.