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Bombardment of Algiers (1816)

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Series:

History of the native country

Timeframe:

Civilians and steam engines

Scene of action:

Algiers

Illustrator:

Eichman, J.H. en Altmann, H.; T.C. Bruining, del.

Publisher:

L. de Fouw, Goes

Year of publication:

1856

Themes:

War    European history   

Algiers was infamous as a pirate nest which made the Mediterranean Sea unsafe. To restrict the influence of the Algerian piracy , the State General sent several war ships to the Mediterranean Sea in 1815. With assistance of English ships a large part of the city was set on fire.