22 Artists Embedded With Napoleon’s French Campaign In Egypt And Syria – Part I

Pierre Martinet (1781-?)
Boarding of the French army in Toulon to Egypt

Left: Bonaparte and his generals. 1798.

Rumors became rife as 40,000 soldiers and 10,000 sailors were gathered in French Mediterranean ports. A large fleet was assembled at Toulon: 13 ships of the line, 14 frigates, and 400 transports. To avoid interception by the British fleet under Nelson, the expedition’s target was kept secret. It was known only to Bonaparte himself, his generals…

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