Egyptian Infantryman Standing Firing

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W. Britain

The Egyptian Army, led by Ahmed Urabi, rebelled in 1882, discontented with Egypt and its close ties to British and French financiers.
The United Kingson reacted to protect its financial interested in teh country, in particular the Suez Canal, and sent a force of 24,000 British and 7,000 Indian troops to quell the revolt.
The main Egyptian force dug in at Tel-el-Kebir, north of Cairo. The defenses were hastily prepared, but included trenches and redoubts and were studded with 60 pieces of artillery.
Rather than making an outflanking movement around Urabi's enternchements, the British staged a night attack, relying on the element of surprise to secure the field.