- Jan 2011
- South of the barcodes
We need to recall that when Nappy landed in Egypt, he had no way of knowing that Nelson was going to destroy his fleet. He didn't have our hindsight It makes a difference.
When Napoleon landed in Egypt he had no way of knowing Sidney Smith was going to banjax every move he made and drag him into a siege he could not win, while Nelson destroyed his fleet and any hope of resupply or escape.
The French had a lot of momentum and manpower, they never could match the originality and flexibility of the British response. We had a lot of first rank planners!