SMITH, Sir WILLIAM SIDNEY (1764-1840, known as Sir Sidney Smith, Admiral)
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SMITH, Sir WILLIAM SIDNEY (1764-1840, known as Sir Sidney Smith, Admiral)
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SMITH, Sir WILLIAM SIDNEY (1764-1840, known as Sir Sidney Smith, Admiral)

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  • Smith's defence of Acre in 1799 proved a decisive check on Napoleon's ambitions in the East, ending any further prospect of success in Syria, and precipitating his departure from Egypt. Acre was the first serious setback in Napoleon's military career.

    On 18 June 1815 Smith rode with Wellington from St. Jean to Waterloo and was therefore able to record: 'though I was not allowed to have any of the fun, I had the heartfelt gratification of being the first Englishman that was not in the battle who shook hands with him.'
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