Omdurman 1898

Omdurman 1898

Kitchener's victory in the Sudan

Campaign 29
  • Author: Donald Featherstone
  • Short code: CAM 29
  • Publication Date: 27 Jan 1994
  • ISBN: 9781855323681
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

This volume tells the story of the conquest of the Dervish Empire, culminating at Omdurman: one of the great desert battles in the imperial drama of the Victorian era. This dramatic conflict witnessed hordes of native warriors set against British discipline and firepower, gunboats on the Nile, a dramatic cavalry charge and Kitchener, the Sirdar, as conqueror. This books explores the events, weaponry and leaders of both sides, and accompanying illustrations and colourful graphics bring the whole campaign vividly to life.

Biographical Note

Don Featherstone has long been a student of military history and has visited many of the world's most famous battlefields. He has written extensively on a large number of military campaigns from the point of view of both the historian and the wargamer.


The Sudan after the fall of Khartoum
The Opposing Armies
The Anglo-Egyptian Army
The Ansar
The Mahdist Army
The Dongola-Berber Campaign
The Atbara Campaign
The Advance to Omdurman
The Battle of Omdurman
Gordon Avenged
The Battlefield Today
A Guide to Further Reading
Wargaming the Campaigns of 1896-8 in the Sudan

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