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Siege of Acre

Battle Name : Siege of Acre

Date(s) : 17 March 1799 - 20 May 1799

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for Turkish Garrison plus British Navy over French Army of the Orient

Type of battle : Land, Seige


Napoleon was aware that the Turks were assembling an army to challenge his occupation of Egypt. To forestall their advance he attempted to capture Acre a key fortress in Palestine. The determination of the Turkish defenders aided by Sir Sydney Smith's squadron replused the French attacks. Napoleon finally withdrew suffering his first defeat in a major operation of war.


Port of Acre now called Akko on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. (Israel)

Casualty figures

Turkish Garrison plus British Navy

Number engaged :

Casualties :
2,000 (40.00%)

French Army of the Orient

Number engaged :

Casualties :
4,000 (33.33%)