Omdurman 1898

Kitchener's victory in the Sudan

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Omdurman 1898

Kitchener's victory in the Sudan

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This volume tells the story of the conquest of the Dervish Empire, culminating at Omdurman in 1898: 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 book explores the events, weaponry and leaders of both sides, and accompanying illustrations and colourful graphics bring the whole campaign vividly to life.

Table of Contents

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/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming the Campaigns of 1896-8 in the Sudan

Product details

Published Jan 27 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781855323681
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 81 b/w; 18 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 29
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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