its acually a place, also spelled Har-Magedon, and is thought to represent the Hebrew words Har Megido (הר מגידו), meaning “Mountain of Megiddo“. Megiddo was the location of many decisive battles in ancient times

Here is a description of one of Napoleon Bonaparte’s battles at Armageddon.

More modern and notable personages have seen fit to do battle at Armageddon. Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt to threaten British India, as well as to possibly duplicate some of the feats of Alexander the Great. In 1799, he crossed Esdraelon on his march to the coastal city of Acre (Akko), on the Bay of Haifa. There he was halted by Ottoman Turkish troops under British command. General Kleber was directed by Napoleon to engage the enemy on what Napoleon’s dispatch described as “an immense battlefield”, which was the Plain of Esdraelon. Further, after skirting Mount Tabor on the northeast of Esdraelon, they engaged the enemy at dawn. Napoleon’s dispatches described the enemy’s movements upon Esdraelon: “Never had we seen such a large group of cavalry do a half turn, charge and move in every direction.” The French troops repulsed enemy cavalry charges from the Mamluks. But, when they unmasked their cannons on the enemy, to Napoleon’s satisfaction, “this host of horsemen melted into disorder and headed for the Jordan”. Napoleon returned to France in August 1799, to forget the disaster of his Egyptian campaigns and, for a time, to become the master of continental Europe.


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