NE036 Standing to Repel
As Napoleon was to find out…his Egyptian Adventure was no ?walk-in-the-park?! Almost as soon as his army landed they were involved in skirmishes, ambushes and full-scale battles…
They also quickly realized that much of their equipment and especially their heavy European-style uniforms were totally unsuitable for the Middle Eastern climate and conditions. Here we see K&C’s latest ?Napoleon In Egypt? French troops in fighting formation defending their position. Wearing the small ?jockey?-type caps and locally-made cotton trousers with shorter-cut jackets the soldiers can move and fight more easily.
These soldiers are from the 9th Demi Brigade.