THE BATTLE OF THE NILE - 1798. Plan illustrating a line of shoals running roughly north to south. Following the direction of the shoal is a line of 13 large blue "ship" symbols, with two more large symbols and four smaller ones inside this line. Clustered around the head of the "ship" line are 14 red ship symbols, with tracks showing their movements during the engagement.

THE BATTLE OF THE NILE - 1798. Plan illustrating a line of shoals running roughly north to south. Following the direction of the shoal is a line of 13 large blue "ship" symbols, with two more large symbols and four smaller ones inside this line. Clustered around the head of the "ship" line are 14 red ship symbols, with tracks showing their movements during the engagement.

'It is a charming sight, is it not, to see the great guns fire? And tonight you will see them in the dark, which is even finer. Lord, you should have seen the Nile! And Heard it! How happy you would have been!' (The Battle of the Nile, Thomas Luny, 1830, National Maritime Museum)

'It is a charming sight, is it not, to see the great guns fire? And tonight you will see them in the dark, which is even finer. Lord, you should have seen the Nile! And Heard it! How happy you would have been!' (The Battle of the Nile, Thomas Luny, 1830, National Maritime Museum)

On a choppy sea, a large warship burns out of control. The central ship is flanked by two other largely undamaged ships. In the foreground two small boats full of men row between floating wreckage to which men are clinging.

On a choppy sea, a large warship burns out of control. The central ship is flanked by two other largely undamaged ships. In the foreground two small boats full of men row between floating wreckage to which men are clinging.

Battle of the Nile (Aug. 1, 1798), battle that was one of the greatest victories of the British admiral Horatio Nelson. It was fought between the British and French fleets in Abu Qir Bay, near Alexandria, Egypt.

Battle of the Nile (Aug. 1, 1798), battle that was one of the greatest victories of the British admiral Horatio Nelson. It was fought between the British and French fleets in Abu Qir Bay, near Alexandria, Egypt.

Battle of the Nile - August 1798                                                          Nelson returns on deck after having his wound dressed. The quarterdeck of a ship, with many sailors moving about. In the centre stands a man in an officer's uniform (Nelson) with a bandage around his head. He is looking to the left of the picture, where in the background a large ship is on fire.

Battle of the Nile - August 1798 Nelson returns on deck after having his wound dressed. The quarterdeck of a ship, with many sailors moving about. In the centre stands a man in an officer's uniform (Nelson) with a bandage around his head. He is looking to the left of the picture, where in the background a large ship is on fire.

The Battle of the Nile. An engraved print showing a tightly packed line of 13 warships flying the French flag. The ships are firing on eight ships flying the British flag that are steadily approaching them from the right of the picture.

The Battle of the Nile. An engraved print showing a tightly packed line of 13 warships flying the French flag. The ships are firing on eight ships flying the British flag that are steadily approaching them from the right of the picture.

The French Fleet of 13 ships of the line and 4 frigates carried 1,196 guns. The British Fleet of 13 ships of the line and one 50 gun ship carried 1,012 guns.

The French Fleet of 13 ships of the line and 4 frigates carried 1,196 guns. The British Fleet of 13 ships of the line and one 50 gun ship carried 1,012 guns.

'A Cemetery on Vimy Ridge'. This sketch depicts a memorial at the bottom of a shell crater for fallen soldiers of the 2nd Canadian Division during the Battle of Vimy Ridge.  Print by Lieutenant Frederick Thwaites Bush.  Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, CWM 19710261-0116

'A Cemetery on Vimy Ridge'. This sketch depicts a memorial at the bottom of a shell crater for fallen soldiers of the 2nd Canadian Division during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Print by Lieutenant Frederick Thwaites Bush. Beaverbrook Collection of War Art, CWM 19710261-0116

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